Yusuke Miyao

Last updated: Mar 28, 2016 at 16:58
Yusuke Miyao
National Institute of Informatics
Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division
Job title
Associate Professor


I am working on linguistic/mathematical models of natural language and its application to real-world texts. While recent studies have succeeded in developing various NLP techniques in practice, my interest is rather in the mathematical modeling of language. I first worked on efficient algorithms for HPSG parsing, and I observed there remain lots of problems in the theories and in their implementations. This observation lead me to the current research on corpus-oriented grammar development. The grammar developed by this method can compute liguistically sound analyses of real-world texts and also we can evaluate the validity of grammar theories according to real-world texts. My research interest also includes probabilistic models for parse disambiguation, which is very important because wide-coverage grammars produce highly ambiguous parse candidates. These methods have been applied to the development of a wide-coverage HPSG parser, Enju. This parser is currently used in various applications including MEDIE and Info-PubMed.

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2010
Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics
Apr 2007
Mar 2010
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
Apr 2006
Mar 2007
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo
Apr 2004
Mar 2006
Assistant Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, University of Tokyo
Sep 2001
Mar 2004
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo

Awards & Honors

Feb 2015
Syntactic Parsing and Semantic Analysis of Natural Language and Its Applications, JSPS Prize, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Jul 2012
Bayesian Symbol-refined Tree Substitution Grammars for Syntactic Parsing, Best Paper Award, ACL 2012
Winner: Hiroyuki Shindo, Yusuke Miyao, Akinori Fujino, Masaaki Nagata
Apr 2012
Deep Parsing and its Application to Textmining, The Young Scientists’ Prize, MEXT Japan
Mar 2010
New Faculty Award, Microsoft Research

Published Papers

Universal Dependencies for Japanese
Takaaki Tanaka, Yusuke Miyao, Masayuki Asahara, Sumire Uematsu, Hiroshi Kanayama, Shinsuke Mori, Yuji Matsumoto
Proceedings of LREC 2016      May 2016   [Refereed]
Typed Entity and Relation Annotation on Computer Science Papers
Yuka Tateisi, Tomoko Ohta, Yusuke Miyao, Sampo Pyysalo, Akiko Aizawa
Proceedings of LREC 2016      May 2016   [Refereed]
Towards Comparability of Linguistic Graph Banks for Semantic Parsing
Stephan Oepen, Marco Kuhlmann, Yusuke Miyao, Daniel Zeman, Silvie Cinková, Dan Flickinger, Jan Hajič, Angelina Ivanova, and Zdeňka Urešová
Proceedings of LREC 2016      May 2016   [Refereed]
Challenges and Solutions for Consistent Annotation of Vietnamese Treebank
Quy T. Nguyen, Yusuke Miyao, Ha T. T. Le, Ngan L. T. Nguyen
Proceedings of LREC 2016      May 2016   [Refereed]
Left-corner Parsing for Dependency Grammar
Hiroshi Noji and Yusuke Miyao
Journal of Natural Language Processing (Japan Association for Natural Language Processing)      Dec 2015   [Refereed]
Paraphrase Detection Based on Identical Phrase and Similar Word Matching
Hoang-Quoc Nguyen-Son, Yusuke Miyao, and Isao Echizen
Proceedings of PACLIC 29      Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Overview of CLEF QA Entrance Exams Task 2015
Anselmo Peñas, Yusuke Miyao, Álvaro Rodrigo, Eduard Hovy and Noriko Kando
CLEF2015 Working Notes      Sep 2015
Higher-order logical inference with compositional semantics
Koji Mineshima, Pascual Martínez-Gómez, Yusuke Miyao and Daisuke Bekki
Proceedings of EMNLP 2015      Sep 2015   [Refereed]
Optimal Shift-reduce Constituent Parsing with Structured Perceptron
Lê Quang Thắng, Hiroshi Noji, and Yusuke Miyao
Proceedings of ACL-IJCNLP 2015      Jul 2015   [Refereed]
A Lexicalized Tree Kernel for Open Information Extraction
Ying Xu, Christoph Ringlstetter, Mi-Young Kim, Randy Goebel, Grzegorz Kondrak, and Yusuke Miyao
Proceedings of ACL-IJCNLP 2015      Jul 2015   [Refereed]
Discriminative Preordering Meets Kendall’s τ Maximization
Sho Hoshino, Yusuke Miyao, Katsuhito Sudoh, Katsuhiko Hayashi, Masaaki Nagata
Proceedings of ACL-IJCNLP 2015      Jul 2015   [Refereed]
Incorporating Complementary Annotation to a CCGbank for Improving Derivations for Japanese
Sumire Uematsu, Yusuke Miyao
Proceedings of IWPT 2015      Jul 2015   [Refereed]
SemEval 2015 Task 18: Broad-Coverage Semantic Dependency Parsing
Stephan Oepen, Marco Kuhlmann, Yusuke Miyao, Daniel Zeman, Silvie Cinkova, Dan Flickinger, Jan Hajic and Zdenka Uresova
Proceedings of SemEval 2015      Jun 2015   [Refereed]
Integrating Multiple Dependency Corpora for Inducing Wide-Coverage Japanese CCG Resources
Sumire Uematsu, Takuya Matsuzaki, Hiroki Hanaoka, Yusuke Miyao, Hideki Mima
ACM TALLIP   14(1)    Jan 2015   [Refereed]
A logic-based system for recognizing textual entailment applied to the bar exam competition
Yusuke Miyao and Ken Satoh
Proceedings of JURISIN 2014      Nov 2014   [Refereed]
BnO at the NTCIR-11 English Fact Validation Task
Pascual Martínez-Gómez, Ran Tian and Yusuke Miyao
Proceedings of NTCIR-11      Dec 2014
Overview of the NTCIR-11 Recognizing Inference in TExt and Validation (RITE-VAL) Task
Suguru Matsuyoshi, Yusuke Miyao, Tomohide Shibata, Chuan-Jie Lin, Cheng-Wei Shih, Yotaro Watanabe and Teruko Mitamura
Proceedings of NTCIR-11      Dec 2014
Encoding Generalized Quantifiers in Dependency-based Compositional Semantics
Yubing Dong, Ran Tian and Yusuke Miyao
Proceedings of PACLIC 28      Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Japanese to English Machine Translation using Preordering and Compositional Distributed Semantics
Sho Hoshino, Hubert Soyer, Yusuke Miyao, Akiko Aizawa
Proceedings of WAT 2014      Oct 2014
Formalizing Word Sampling for Vocabulary Prediction as Graph-based Active Learning
Yo Ehara, Yusuke Miyao, Hidekazu Oiwa, Issei Sato and Hiroshi Nakagawa
Proceedings of EMNLP 2014      Oct 2014   [Refereed]


Can an AI Get Into the University of Tokyo?
IEEE Spectrum      Sep 2013

Conference Activities & Talks

Fact Validation by Textual Entailment Recognition [Invited]
Yusuke Miyao
Shonan meeting   Nov 2014   
Introduction to NTCIR RITE and Todai Robot Grand Challenge [Invited]
Yusuke Miyao and Noriko Kando
CLEF 2013 QA4MRE   Sep 2013   
Recognizing Textual Entailment by Inference over Algebraic Forms of Sets [Invited]
Yusuke Miyao
Shonan Meeting   Aug 2013   
Todai Robot Project [Invited]
Yusuke Miyao
KAIST Interdisciplinary Collaborative Global Lecture   Jun 2013   
Understanding Language ― Why Difficult for Computers? [Invited]
Yusuke Miyao
NII Open House   Jun 2012