Miyao Group at the University of Tokyo

Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistics

We aim the goal of making computers understand natural languages (or, ordinary words people use in daily lives). People communicate without much thinking about the process of choosing words. To make computers do the same, however, we have to know clearly how natural languages work. That is to say, our research is to unfold the mechanism of natural language, that will eventually lead to the understanding of how people understand the world. We study step by step how people use words and go on living as people learn the movements of the universe and works of life.

Specifically, we perform research on fundamental theories and processing technologies of natural language such as semantic and syntactic parsing, as well as their several applications. Examples include machine translation, question answering, dialogue systems, grounding images and non-verbal data into language, and text data analysis over specialized domains such as financial or academic documents. Please refer to our Research page for details.

At Department of Computer Science, University of Tokyo, we welcome post-doc researchers, Master/Ph.D. students, as well as interns to work together in our research projects. Our research group has a flat structure allowing research projects to go beyond the scope of specific research groups, and we encourage researchers/students to work on multiple projects based on their own free ideas while working collaboratively with other internationally successful researchers. We provide an excellent environment for students to concentrate on their studies, offering various supporting systems as scholarships, research assistant (RA) and technical staff positions, etc. (see the homepage of Graduate School of Information Science and Technology for details). We also have a variety of frameworks for academia-industry cooperation that allow joint research projects in collaboration with private companies. If you are interested in developing a computer that can fully understand natural language, or pursuing the computational science of natural language, please contact us.


Faculty of Science Building 7, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 JAPAN
Department of Information Science, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo
Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo




Jul 26 Farewell Party for Internship Students  
Jun 14 Talk by Norman Meuschke (University of Konstanz, Germany) Title: Analyzing Nontextual Content Features to Detect Academic Plagiarism
Mar 30 Welcome Party for New Commers  
Mar 29 Hanami at Kita-no-Maru Park  

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