■ Name / Affiliation

Saku SUGAWARA / 菅原 朔

1st year Ph.D. candidate at Aizawa lab. (National Institute of Informatics, NII)
Department of Computer Science,
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,
The University of Tokyo

Email: saku(at)nii.ac.jp

Now I'm looking for an internship position in CL/NLP. Please feel free to contact me.

■ Interests
  • Computational linguistics / Natural language processing
  • Natural language understanding / Machine reading comprehension
  • Knowledge reasoning
  • Semantic representation
  • Philosophy of {language, mind, science}
■ Education

M.Sc. in Information Science and Technology
Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,
The University of Tokyo, March 2017.
Master thesis: Prerequisite Skills of Natural Language Understanding for the Analysis and Development of Reading Comprehension
修士論文: 自然言語読解システムの分析と開発のための基礎的能力の検討

B.A. in Letters (Philosophy)
Faculty of Letters, The University of Tokyo, March 2015.
Graduation thesis: Language Understanding Based on the Concept of Proper Function
(On the biological/teleo- semantics by Ruth G. Millikan)
卒業論文: 固有機能の概念に基づく言語の意味理解について
(おもに Ruth G. Millikan の生物学的な意味論について)

April 2017 -- Present
Doctoral Program, Dept. of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo
April 2015 -- March 2017
Master's Program, Dept. of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, UTokyo
April 2013 -- March 2015
Philosophy Course, Faculty of Letters, UTokyo
April 2011 -- March 2013
Natural Sciences I, College of Arts and Sciences, UTokyo
April 2008 -- March 2011
Azabu High School, Tokyo
■ Papers (international, referred)
  1. Evaluation Metrics for Machine Reading Comprehension: Prerequisite Skills and Readability
    Saku Sugawara, Yusuke Kido, Hikaru Yokono, Akiko Aizawa
    In the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2017), August 2017.
    [pdf]
  2. Prerequisite Skills for Reading Comprehension: Multi-perspective Analysis of MCTest Datasets and Systems
    Saku Sugawara, Hikaru Yokono, Akiko Aizawa
    In the 31st AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-17), February 2017, pp.3089-3096.
    [pdf] [slide]
  3. Annotation and Analysis of Discourse Relations, Temporal Relations and Multi-Layered Situational Relations in Japanese Texts
    Kimi Kaneko, Saku Sugawara, Koji Mineshima, Daisuke Bekki
    In COLING 2016 Workshop on Asian Language Resources 12 (ALR12), December 2016, pp.10-19.
    [pdf] [bib] [web]
  4. An Analysis of Prerequisite Skills for Reading Comprehension
    Saku Sugawara, Akiko Aizawa
    In EMNLP 2016 Workshop on Uphill Battles in Language Processing (UBLP), November 2016, pp.1-5.
    [pdf] [bib] [poster] [web] [data]
  5. On Dialogue Breakdown: Annotation and Detection - dialogue breakdown detection challenge
    Kotaro Funakoshi, Ryuichiro Higashinaka, Michimasa Inaba, Yuka Kobayashi, Saku Sugawara, Katsuya Takanashi, Hiroko Otsuka, Hanae Koiso, Mayumi Bono
    In IVA 2016 Workshop on Chatbots and Conversational Agent Technologies (WOCHAT), September 2016.
    [pdf] [web]
■ Papers (domestic, unreferred)
  • 菅原朔, 横野光, 相澤彰子: "自然言語理解ユニットテストと意味表現の検討." 2016年度人工知能学会全国大会(第30回), 北九州, 2016.06. [poster]
  • 菅原朔, 横野光, 相澤彰子: "自然言語理解ユニットテストの検討." 言語処理学会第22回年次大会, 仙台, 2016.03. [poster]
  • 船越孝太郎, 東中竜一郎, 稲葉通将, 小林優佳, 菅原朔, 高梨克也, 大塚裕子, 小磯花絵, 坊農真弓: "対話破綻検出チャレンジにおける対話破綻データと破綻検出結果の分析 -主観性の高い言語データにおける言語処理に関して-." 言語処理学会第22回年次大会, 仙台, 2016.03
  • 菅原朔, 相澤彰子: "目的論的意味理解に基づく対話システムへのモデル提案." 2015年度人工知能学会全国大会(第29回), 函館, 2015.05.
  • 菅原朔: "目的論的意味論に基づく対話システムへの指針." 言語処理学会第21回年次大会, 京都, 2015.03.
■ Others
  • 菅原朔, 相澤彰子: "自然言語理解ユニットタスク構築に向けた読解タスクの分析." 第11回NLP若手の会シンポジウム, 白浜, 2016.08. [poster]