Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii

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Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii
The University of Tokyo
Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology
Job title


The goal of my research is to gain understanding of the mathematical structure of language and the nature of meaningful signs.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2016
Professor, RCAST, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2012
Mar 2016
Professor, Kyushu University
Apr 2003
Mar 2012
Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
Mar 2000
Mar 2003
Assitant Professor, University of Tokyo
Apr 1997
Mar 2000
Electrotechnical Laboratory

Awards & Honors

Mar 2012
A Study on Constants of Natural Language Text, Best Journal Paper Award of 2011, Association for Natural Language Processing, Japan
Mar 2011
『記号と再帰』, 19回大川出版賞 Ohkawa Book Prize, 大川財団
Feb 2011
"picoTrans: An Icon-driven User Interface for Machine Translation on Mobile Devices", Best Paper Award, International Confernece on Intelligent User Iterface (IUI)
Winner: Wei Song, Andrew Finch, Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii and Eiichiro Sumita
Dec 2010
『記号と再帰』, 第32回サントリー学芸賞(思想・歴史部門) Suntory Academic Award, サントリー文化財団
Apr 2008
文部科学大臣表彰若手科学者賞 The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, The Young Scientists' Prize
May 2005
”A Multilingual Usage Consultation Tool Based on Internet Searching -More than a Search Engine, Less than QA-", WWW Conference Best Presentation Award
Aug 2003
"Categorization of Movies using Comments", Best Paper Award, PACLING
Winner: Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, Michiko Abe and Hiroshi Nakagawa

Published Papers

Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii and Tatsuru Kobayashi
Journal of Physics Communications   2(11)    Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Shuntaro Takahashi and Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii
Entropy   20(11) 839-Online Journal   Nov 2018   [Refereed]
Kobayashi Tatsuru and Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii
Annual Conference of Association for Computational Lingusitics   1138-1148   Jul 2018   [Refereed]
Daiki Hirano, Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, and Andrew Finch
Natural Language Engineering   24 1-33   Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii
Frontiers Psychology      Sep 2018   [Refereed]
Shuntaro Takahashi and Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii
PLoS One   12(12) e0189326-Online Journal   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii and Armin Bunde
PLoS One   11(11) e0164658-Online Journal   Nov 2016   [Refereed]
Ryosuke Takahira, Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, and Łukasz Dębowski
Entropy   18(10) 364-Online Journal   Oct 2016   [Refereed]
Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii and Shunsuke Aihara
Computational Linguistics   41(3) 481-502   2015   [Refereed]
Wei Song, Andrew Finch, Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, Keiji Yasuda and Eiichiro Sumita
ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems   3(1) 1-31   Apr 2013   [Refereed]

Books etc

International Handbook of Semiotics
Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii (Part:Contributor, Semiotics of Computing: Filling the Gap Between Humanity and Mechanical Inhumanity)
Springer   May 2015   
Language Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon
Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii (Part:Contributor, Consonants as Skeleton of Language: Statistical Evidences Through Text Production)
Springer   Nov 2014   
Semiotic and Cognitive Science Essays on the Nature of Mathematics 2012
Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii (Part:Contributor, Dyadic vs. Triadic Sign Models Through Computer Programs)
Lincom GmbH   2012   ISBN:978-3862883325
田中 久美子
東京大学出版会   Jun 2010   ISBN:4130802518
Semiotics of Programming
Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii
Cambridge University Press   May 2010   
東京大学出版会   Nov 2008   ISBN:4130830481
フェルディナン・ド ソシュール
東京大学出版会   Mar 2007   ISBN:413080250X
Text Entry Systems ---Accessibility, Mobility, Universality---
Scott MacKenzie and Kumiko Tanaka-Ishii, editors
Morgan Kaufmann (Elsevier)   2007   
Co-authored chapters 2, 5, 10, 11, 13.
日本評論社   Sep 2002   ISBN:4535783543