Best Paper Award

2015 (Vol.22)

Best paper award (first place)
  • Hiroshi Noji, Yusuke Miyao. Left-corner Parsing for Dependency Grammar, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 251-288. [PDF]
Best paper award
  • Yuta Kikuchi, Tsutomu Hirao, Hiroya Takamura, Manabu Okumura and Masaaki Nagata. Summarizing a Document by Trimming a Nested Tree Structure, Vol.22, No.3, pp. 197-217. [PDF]
  • Akihiro Tamura, Taro Watanabe and Eiichiro Sumita. Recurrent Neural Networks for Word Alignment, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 289-312. [PDF]

2014 (Vol.21)

Best paper award (first place)
  • Yuichiroh Matsubayashi, Ryu Iida, Ryohei Sasano, Hikaru Yokono, Suguru Matsuyoshi, Atsushi Fujita, Yusuke Miyao and Kentaro Inui. Issues on Annotation Guidelines for Japanese Predicate-Argument Structures, Vol.21, No.2, pp. 333-377. [PDF]
Best paper award
  • Suguru Matsuyoshi. Annotation of Focus for Negation in Japanese Text, Vol.21, No.2, pp. 249-270. [PDF]
  • Katsuhiko Hayashi, Katsuhito Sudoh, Hajime Tsukada, Jun Suzuki and Masaaki Nagata. Incremental Word Re-Ordering and Article Generation: Its Application to Japanese-to-English Machine Translation, Vol.21, No.5, pp. 1037-1057. [PDF]
  • Ryohei Sasano, Sadao Kurohashi and Manabu Okumura. A Simple Approach to Unknown Word Processing in Japanese Morphological Analysis, Vol.21, No.6, pp. 1183-1205. [PDF]

2013 (Vol.20)

Best paper award (first place)
  • Hitoshi Nishikawa, Tsutomu Hirao, Toshiro Makino, Yoshihiro Matsuo and Yuji Matsumoto. Multi-Document Summarization Model Based on Redundancy-Constrained Knapsack Problem, Vol.20, No.4, pp. 585-612. [PDF]
Best paper award
  • Sanae Fujita, Hirotoshi Taira and Masaaki Nagata. Enrichment of a Dictionary with Images from the Internet, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 223-250. [PDF]
  • Katsumasa Yoshikawa, Masayuki Asahara and Yuji Matsumoto. Jointly Extracting Japanese Predicate-Argument Relation with Markov Logic, Vol.20, No.2, pp. 251-271. [PDF]
  • Keita Nabeshima, Kento Watanabe, Junta Mizuno, Naoaki Okazaki and Kentaro Inui. Extracting False Information on Twitter and Analyzing its Diffusion Processes by using Linguistic Patterns for Correction, Vol.20, No.3, pp. 461-484. [PDF]

2012 (Vol.19)

Best paper award (first place)
  • Nobuhiro Kaji, Masaru Kitsuregawa. Splitting Katakana Noun Compounds by Paraphrasing and Back-transliteration, Vol.19, No.2, pp. 65-88. [PDF]
Best paper award
  • Jun Harashima, Sadao Kurohashi. Relevance Feedback using Surface and Latent Information in Texts, Vol.19, No.3, pp. 121-142. [PDF]
  • Kenji Imamura, Kuniko Saito, Kugatsu Sadamitsu and Hitoshi Nishikawa. Particle Error Correction of Japanese Learners from Small Error Data, Vol.19, No.5, pp. 381-400. [PDF]

2011 (Vol.18)

  • Daisuke Kimura, Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii. A Study on Constants of Natural Language Texts, Vol.18, No.2, pp. 119-137. [PDF]

2010 (Vol.17)

  • Yuichiroh Matsubayashi, Naoaki Okazaki, Jun'ichi Tsujii. Generalization of Semantic Roles in Automatic Semantic Role Labeling, Vol.17, No.4, pp. 59-90. [PDF]

2009 (Vol.16)

  • Asuka Sumida, Naoki Yoshinaga, Kentaro Torisawa. Hyponymy Relation Acquisition from Hierarchical Layouts in Wikipedia, Vol.16, No.3, pp. 3-24. [PDF]

2008 (Vol.15)

  • Chikara Hashimoto, Sadao Kurohashi. Construction of Domain Dictionary for Fundamental Vocabulary and its Application to Automatic Blog Categorization with the Dynamic Estimation of Unknown Words' Domains, Vol.15, No.5. [PDF]

2007 (Vol.14)

  • Daisuke Kawahara, Sadao Kurohashi. A Fully-Lexicalized Probabilistic Model for Japanese Syntactic and Case Structure Analysis, Vol.14, No.4. [PDF]

2006 (Vol.13)

  • Hideki Hirakawa. Preference Dependency Grammar and its Packed Shared Data Structure "Dependency Forest", Vol.13, No.3. [PDF]

2005 (Vol.12)

  • Daisuke Kawahara, Sadao Kurohashi. Gradual Fertilization of Case Frames, Vol.12, No.2. [PDF]
  • Yinghui Xu, Kyoji Umemura. Improvemrnts of Katz K Mixture Model, Vol.12, No.5. [PDF]

2004 (Vol.11)

  • Hiroko Ohtsuka, Masao Utiyama, Hitoshi Isahara. Request-Intention Judging Criterion for Open-ended Questionnaires, Vol.11, No.2. [PDF]

2003 (Vol.10)

  • Hiroshi Masuichi, Tomoko Ohkuma. Constructing a practical Japanese Parser based on Lexical Functional Grammar, Vol.10, No.2. [PDF]

2002 (Vol.9)

  • Yoshimasa Tsuruoka, Takashi Chikayama. Estimating reliability of rules in decision lists using Bayesian learning, Vol.9, No.3 [PDF]

2001 (Vol.8)

  • Yoshitaka Kameya, Takashi Mori, Taisuke Sato. Efficient EM learning of probabilistic CFGs and their extensions by using WFSTs, Vol.8, No.1. [PDF]

Anniversary Award

20-th Anniversary Best Paper Award (2014)

  • Daisuke Kawahara, Sadao Kurohashi. Gradual Fertilization of Case Frames, Vol.12, No.2. [PDF]
  • Ryu Iida, Mamoru Komachi, Naoya Inoue, Kentaro Inui, Yuji Matsumoto. Annotating Predicate-Argument Relations and Anaphoric Relations: Findings from the Building of the NAIST Text Corpus, Vol.17, No.2. [PDF]

10-th Anniversary Best Paper Award (2003)

  • Sadao Kurohashi, Makoto Nagao. A Syntactic Analysis Method of Long Japanese Sentences based on Conjunctive Structures' Detection, Vol.1, No.1 [PDF]