Eiichiro Sumita, Dr. Eng.

Director, Multilingual Translation Laboratory,

Universal Communication Research Institute,

National Institute of Information and Communication Technology

3-5 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto, 619-0289, JAPAN

Tel : +81-774-98-6350

Skype : eiichiro.sumita

E-mail : eiichiro.sumita@nict.go.jp

twitter : @eiichiro.sumita




Machine Translation and e-Learning



  Ph.D. in Engineering, Kyoto University, March 1999

  Master in Computer Science, The University of Electro-Communications, March 1982

  Bachelor in Computer Science, The University of Electro-Communications, March 1980



  National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT), Kyoto, April 2006 - Present

  Advanced Telecomunications Research Institute International (ATR), Kyoto, April 1992 - March 2009

  IBM Japan, Ltd. , IBM Research - Tokyo, Tokyo, April 1980 - March 1991



  Vice-Chairperson/Principal Editor in Chief, The Association for Natural Language Processing (NLP), 2012 - Present

  Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP), 2012 - Present



  Maejima Hisoka Award, 2013

  The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Prizes for Science and Technology, 2010

  AAMT Nagao Award, 2007



TraCha, Eigo No Tane, TexTra and VoiceTra



Machine Translation Technologies to ATR-TREK, FEAT, JAPIO, and NIPPATSU



  Akihiro Tamura, Taro Watanabe, Eiichiro Sumita. Bilingual Lexicon Extraction from Comparable Corpora Using Label Propagation. In Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL 2012), pages 24–36, Jeju Island, Korea, July, 2012.

  Andrew Finch, Paul Dixon, Eiichiro Sumita. Rescoring a Phrase-based Machine Transliteration System with Recurrent Neural Network Language Models. In Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2012), pages 47–51, Jeju, Republic of Korea, July, 2012.

  Graham Neubig, Taro Watanabe, Eiichiro Sumita, Shinsuke Mori, Tatsuya Kawahara. Joint Phrase Alignment and Extraction for Statistical Machine Translation. Journal of information processing, Vol.20, No.2, pages 512-523, April, 2012.

  Andrew Finch, Wei Song, Eiichiro Sumita, Kumiko Tananka-Ishii. picoTrans: Using Pictures as Input for Machine Translation on Mobile Devices. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-11), pages 2614-2619, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, July, 2011.

  Takashi Onishi, Masao Utiyama, Eiichiro Sumita. Paraphrase Lattice for Statistical Machine Translation. IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems, Vol.E94-D, No.6, pages1299-1305, June, 2011.

  Ruiqiang Zhang, Keiji Yasuda, Eiichiro Sumita. Chinese word segmentation and statistical machine translation. ACM Trans. on Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 5, No. 2, Article 4, pp.4:1-4:19, May 2008.

  Eiichiro Sumita, Fumiaki Sugaya, Seiichi Yamamoto. Measuring non-native speakers' proficiency of English by using a test with automatically-generated fill-in-the-blank questions. In Proceedings of the 2nd workshop on Building Educational Applications Using NLP, pp.61-68, June 2005.

  Eiichiro Sumita. Example-based machine translation using DP-matching between word sequences. In Proceedings of the workshop on Data-driven methods in machine translation (DDMT’01), Vol. 14, July 2001.

  Eiichiro Sumita. Lexical transfer using a vector-space model. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting on Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-00), pages 425-431, June 2000.

  Eiichiro Sumita, Hitoshi Iida. Example-Based Transfer of Japanese Adnominal Particles into English. IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems, Vol. E75-D, No. 4, pp. 585-594, July 1992.