Best Paper Award

2021 (Vol.28)

Best paper award (first place)
  • Tatsuya Hiraoka, Sho Takase, Kei Uchiumi, Atsushi Keyaki and Naoaki Okazaki. Optimizing Word Segmentation for Downstream Tasks by Weighting Text Vector, Vol.28, No.2, pp. 479-507. [PDF]
Best paper award
  • Sosuke Kobayashi, Sho Yokoi, Jun Suzuki and Kentaro Inui. Efficient Estimation of Influence of a Training Instance, Vol.28, No.2, pp. 573-597. [PDF]
  • Hidetaka Kamigaito, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Tsutomu Hirao, Masaaki Nagata and Manabu Okumura. Effectiveness of Syntactic Dependency Information for Higher-Order Syntactic Attention Network, Vol.28, No.2, pp. 321-349. [PDF]
  • Soichiro Murakami, Sora Tanaka, Masatsugu Hangyo, Hidetaka Kamigaito, Kotaro Funakoshi, Hiroya Takamura and Manabu Okumura. Generating Weather Comments from Numerical Weather Prediction, Vol.28, No.4, pp. 1210-1246. [PDF]

2020 (Vol.27)

Best paper award (first place)
  • Tatsuki Kuribayashi, Hiroki Ouchi, Naoya Inoue, Jun Suzuki, Paul Reisert, Toshinori Miyoshi and Kentaro Inui. An Empirical Study of Span Representations in Argumentation Structure Parsing, Vol.27, No.4, pp. 753-780. [PDF]
Best paper award
  • Chunpeng Ma, Akihiro Tamura, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita and Tiejun Zhao. Syntax-based Transformer for Neural Machine Translation, Vol.27, No.2, pp. 445-466. [PDF]
  • Shohei Higashiyama, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita, Masao Ideuchi, Yoshiaki Oida, Yohei Sakamoto, Isaac Okada and Yuji Matsumoto. Character-to-Word Attention for Word Segmentation, Vol.27, No.3, pp. 499-530. [PDF]
  • Chunpeng Ma, Akihiro Tamura, Masao Utiyama, Tiejun Zhao and Eiichiro Sumita. Encoder-Decoder Attention ≠ Word Alignment: Axiomatic Method of Learning Word Alignments for Neural Machine Translation, Vol.27, No.3, pp. 531-552. [PDF]

2019 (Vol.26)

Best paper award (first place)
  • Akihiko Kato, Hiroyuki Shindo and Yuji Matsumoto. Construction and Analysis of Multiword Expression-aware Dependency Corpus, Vol.26, No.4, pp. 663-688. [PDF]
Best paper award
  • Taiki Watanabe, Akihiro Tamura, Takashi Ninomiya and Teguh Bharata Adji. Neural Machine Translation with CKY-based Convolutional Attention, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 207-230. [PDF]
  • Shuhei Kurita, Daisuke Kawahara and Sadao Kurohashi. Neural Network-based Chinese Joint Syntactic Analysis, Vol.26, No.1, pp. 231-258. [PDF]
  • Chiaki Miyazaki and Satoshi Sato. Classification of Phonological Changes Reflected in Text: Toward a Characterization of Written Utterances, Vol.26, No.2, pp. 407-440. [PDF]
  • Takaaki Tanaka and Masaaki Nagata. Word-based Japanese Typed Dependency Parsing with Grammatical Function Analysis, Vol.26, No.2, pp. 441-481. [PDF]

2018 (Vol.25)

Best paper award (first place)
  • Tomoyuki Kajiwara and Mamoru Komachi. Text Simplification without Simplified Corpora, Vol.25, No.2, pp. 223-249. [PDF]
Best paper award
  • Masayuki Asahara. Between Reading Time and the Information Status of Noun Phrases, Vol.25, No.5, pp. 527-554. [PDF]
  • Yusuke Oda, Philip Arthur, Graham Neubig, Koichiro Yoshino and Satoshi Nakamura. Neural Machine Translation Models using Binarized Prediction and Error Correction, Vol.25, No.2, pp. 167-200. [PDF]

2017 (Vol.24)

Best paper award (first place)
  • Ryohei Sasano and Manabu Okumura. Corpus-Based Analysis of the Canonical Word Order of Japanese Double Object Constructions, Vol.24, No.5, pp. 687-703. [PDF]
Best paper award
  • Kazuya Shitaoka, Ryoko Tokuhisa, Takayoshi Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Hoshino and Narimasa Watanabe. Active Listening System for a Conversation Robot, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 3-47. [PDF]
  • Yoshifumi Seki, Yoshinori Fukushima, Koji Yoshida and Yutaka Matsuo. Improving User Experience for Recommender System using Diversity, Vol.24, No.1, pp. 95-115. [PDF]
  • Keisuke Sakaguchi and Ryo Nagata. Phrase Structure Annotation and Parsing for Learner English, Vol.24, No.3, pp. 491-514. [PDF]

2016 (Vol.23)

Best paper award
  • Nishikawa Hitoshi. Error Analysis Framework for Automatic Summarization, Vol.23, No.1, pp. 3-36. [PDF]
  • Takuya Matsuzaki, Hikaru Yokono, Yusuke Miyao, Ai Kawazoe, Yoshinobu Kano, Hayato Kanou, Satoshi Sato, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Hiroaki Sugiyama, Hideki Isozaki, Genichiro Kikui, Koji Dosaka, Hirotoshi Taira, Yasuhiro Minami and Noriko H. Arai. The Todai Robot Project: Error Analysis on the Results of the Yozemi Center Test, Vol.22, No.4, pp. 289-312. [PDF]

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]