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JST Researcher (Tohoku University, Center for the Advancement of Higher Education, Researcher)
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Building and Utilising High Precision Semantic Analyses of Unrestricted Natural Language
Finished by March 31, 2014

The project involves developing a general method for transforming unrestricted natural language texts (Japanese and English) into high precision formal semantic representations and then linking such representations to application tasks, with a focus on recovering information from text for entry into databases and linking to world knowledge for reasoning. Robust, accurate semantic analysis will improve all natural language processing tasks: recognising textual entailment, search, summarisation, automatic reply, machine translation and so on.