Keynote Speaker


Prof. Yuji Matsumoto
RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, Japan

Prof. Yuji Matsumoto is currently a team leader at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP). He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in information science from Kyoto University in 1979 and in 1990, respectively. He joined Machine Inference Section of Electrotechnical Laboratory in 1979. He has been an academic visitor at Imperial College of Science and Technology, the deputy chief of First Laboratory at ICOT, an associate professor at Kyoto University, and a professor at Nara Institute of Science and Technology. His main research interests are natural language understanding and machine learning. He is an ACL fellow and a fellow of the Information Processing Society of Japan.

Speech Title: "Scientific Paper Analysis"

Abstract: This talk will introduce our recent activities for information extraction from scientific papers, which are the results of our two government-funded research projects. The first is for overall technologies for scientific document analysis and applications, and the second is for relation and process information extraction in the material science domain. Through showing some demonstration systems we developed, I will point out some difficulties and issues we experienced that should be conducted for further development. Those topics cover especially over the issues of nested or gapped named entities and document level analysis of relation extraction of scientific knowledge.