Naho Orita

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Naho Orita
Tokyo University of Science
Faculty of Science and Technology
Job title
Junior Associate Professor
Ph. D (Linguistics)(University of Maryland)

Research Areas

  • Linguistics / Linguistics / Computational psycholinguistics

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Junior Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Science
Sep 2016
Mar 2018
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Graduate Program of Data Science, Tohoku University
Sep 2015
Aug 2016
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University


Sep 2010
Aug 2015
Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland

Published Papers

Evidentials in causal premise semantics: A rating study
Yurie Hara, Naho Orita, and Hiromu Sakai
Proceedings of Logic and Engineering of Natural Language Semantics 14 (LENLS)      2017   [Refereed]
Predicting Japanese scrambling in the wild
Naho Orita
Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (EACL-CMCL)      2017   [Refereed]
Incremental Prediction of Sentence-final Verbs: Humans versus Machines
Alvin Grissom II, Naho Orita, Jordan Boyd-Graber
The SIGNLL Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL)      2016   [Refereed]
Toward the automatic extraction of knowledge of usable goods
May Uemura, Naho Orita, Naoaki Okazaki, Kentaro Inui
The 30th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 30)      2016   [Refereed]
Why discourse affects speakers' choices of referring expressions
Naho Orita, E. Vornov, N. Feldman, and H. Daumé III
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)      2015   [Refereed]
Factivity in Three year-olds' Understanding of know and think
Rachel Dudley, Naho Orita, Morgan Moyer, Valentine Hacquard and Jeffrey Lidz
Proceedings of the 38th Boston University Conference on Language Development      2014   [Refereed]
Quantifying the role of discourse topicality in speakers' choices of referring expressions.
Naho Orita, E. Vornov, N. Feldman, and J. Boyd-Graber
Association for Computational Linguistics, Workshop on Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (ACL-CMCL)      2014   [Refereed]
Discovering Pronoun Categories using Discourse Information
Naho Orita, R. McKeown, N. Feldman, J. Lidz, and J. Boyd-Graber
Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci)      2013   [Refereed]

Books etc

"3-year-olds' understanding of 'know' and 'think'" In Experimental Perspectives on Presuppositions
Rachel Dudley, Naho Orita, V. Hacquard, and J. Lidz (Part:Joint Work)
Springer   2014   

Conference Activities & Talks

Verb arguments in Japanese picture books
Naho Orita, Asumi Suzuki, Yuichiro Matsubarashi
41th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society   Jul 2019   
Workshop: Computational Psycholinguistics --overview and prospects--
Naho Orita, Yohei Oseki, Yusuke Kubota, Douglas Roland, Yuichiro Matsubayashi
Linguistic Society of Japan   23 Jun 2019   
Computational modeling of how speakers and learners use discourse information 
(with some Bayesian introduction) [Invited]
Naho Orita
Symposium on Language Acquisition at the Intersection of Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Approaches   2015   
A conservative interpretation of the reflexive zibun by Japanese children
Naho Orita, H. Ono, N. Feldman, and J. Lidz
39th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD)   2014   
Ewe children's understanding of the complements of want, say and think
Naho Orita
42th Annual Conference on African Linguistics   2011