Seminar (1)

Challenges in Natural Language Processing: Question Answering and Dialog System

Yoshinobu Kano

Shizuoka University

Abstract : I will introduce a couple of ongoing projects we organize. The projects include automatic examination solver, the Todai Robot project which aims to solve Japanese university entrance examinations (multiple choice selection and descriptive), the challenge of Legal Bar Exam for lawyers. Other projects include medical document processing for automatic diagnosis, AI werewolf that creates an AI player for a conversation game, text mining for scientific literatures.

Bio: BS in physics (2001), MSc (2003) and PhD (2011) in information science and technology from the University of Tokyo, respectively. A research associate in University of Tokyo (2009), JST PRESTO researcher (2011), an associate professor (PI) in Shizuoka Univerity (2014-). Current research theme includes more human-like dialog system (AI werewolf, sentence generation), examination question answering (social, medical, and legal), medical NLP (EHRs, automatic diagnosis), text mining for neuroscience papers, serving as organizers for these different projects individually.

Date: 2017-Jun-05     Time: 11:00:00     Room: 336