Akihiro Kawase

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Akihiro Kawase
Doshisha University
Faculty of Culture and Information Science Department of Culture and Information Science


Akihiro Kawase is a researcher at the Department of Corpus Studies, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan. He received Ph.D. in cognitive science from the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 2011.
 His researches are related to human perception of music. He is engaged in extracting musical concepts from both musical data and catalogued texts for music criticism using statistical techniques and natural language processing techniques. He is also a member of the Society for Japanese Folk Music (SJFM), as well as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors since 2013.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Culture and Information Science, Doshisha University
Project Researcher, Department of Corpus Studies, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Apr 2014
Joint Researcher, Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University

Awards & Honors

Sep 2017
Best Paper Award, Culture and Computing 2017
Oct 2014
Award for Research, National institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Jul 2014
Digital Humanities 2014, DH 2014: ADHO Bursary Award, The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
Dec 2013
PNC 2013 & Jinmon-com (IPSJ SIG-SH) Joint Meeting Gold Prize, Information Processing Society of Japan
Sep 2012
Best Presentation Awards, Japan Society of Kansei Engineering


Akihiro Kawase
Tokyo Institute of Technology      Mar 2011   [Refereed]
Estimating the Structures of Intervallic Relations from Traditional Japanese Folk Songs
Akihiro Kawase
東京工業大学      Jul 2008   [Refereed]

Published Papers

Classification of Osamu Dazai's works based on part-of-speech bigrams and usage of commas,
Oshiro, N., Jin, M., Kawase, A., and Sun, H.
Digital Humanities Austria 2018: DHa2018      Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Quantitative analysis of rhythm patterns of traditional Japanese folk songs from eastern districts,
Kawase, A. and Kuwahara, M.
Digital Humanities Austria 2018: DHa2018,      Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Comparisons of pitch intervals in Japanese popular songs from 1868 to 2010,
Akihiro Kawase
Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference 2018: JADH2018      Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Counting the traditional Japanese musical scales: Analyzing folk songs from Chugoku and Kyushu districts,
Akihiro Kawase
Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference 2017: JADH2017      Sep 2017   [Refereed]
Akihiro Kawase
International Conference on Culture and Computing 2017      Sep 2017   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

The Current Situation and Role of TEI:P5 as an XML Standard for the Corpus of Historical Japanese [Invited]
Akihiro Kawase
Humanities Studies in the Digital Age and the Role of Buddhist Studies   Nov 2013   
Problems of Structuring Share-bon Text
Taro Ichimura, Akihiro Kawase
International Workshop on TEI and Corpus of Historical Japanese   Sep 2013   
TEI Encoding on Colloquial Japanese Documents of Early Modern Period
Akihiro Kawase, Taro Ichimura
International Workshop on TEI and Corpus of Historical Japanese   Sep 2013   
Akihiro Kawase
第90回NINJAL(国語研)サロン   May 2013   
Akihiro Kawase
日本民俗音楽学会第2回研究例会   Mar 2013