Koichi TAKEDA
[English|Japanese]

Director and Professor, Future Value Creation Center, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University

Science Building B, Room 426, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601, JAPAN

TEL +81-52-789-4713, fax: +81-52-789-4247

E-mail: takedasu @ i.nagoya-u.ac.jp


Profile: I worked mainly on natural language processing research until 2017 since I joined IBM Research - Tokyo in 1983, and contributed to productization of machine translation, insight discovery from electronic medical records, and text analytics. I was a member of the core team for developing the question-answering system Watson during 2007-2011.

I have been appointed to Director and Professor of the Future Value Creation Center, Graduate School of Inforamtics, Nagoya University since April 2017. My main role is to conduct research activities for innovative problem solving and value creation for the human society in a broad range of informatics domains by embracing artificial intelligence and natural language processing techniques.


Selected Papers

  • Hiroshi Kanayama, Koichi Takeda, "Multilingualization of Question Answering Using Universal Dependencies", Prof. of ACM SIGIR Workshop on OKBQA (Open Knowledge Base and Question-Answering), pp. 13-16, Aug., 2017 (pdf)
  • Daisuke Takuma, Yuta Tsuboi, Koichi Takeda, IsseiYoshida, Takahide Nogayama, Ai Ishida, Noriko Inaoka, and Yujiro Takai, "Indexing Event Sequences for Medical Record Analysis", Prof. of International Workshop on Pattern Recognition for Healthcare Analytics, Nov., 2012 (pdf)
  • Akihiro Inokuchi and Koichi Takeda, "An OLAP System for Text Analytics", IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) Transactions on Databases, Vol.48, No. SIG 11 (TOD34), 2007 (in Japanese) ( pdf)
  • Akihiro Inokuchi and Koichi Takeda, "An Online Analytical Processing of Text Data", Proc. of 16th Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), pp. 455-464, Nov. 2007
  • Akihiro Inokuchi, Koichi Takeda, Noriko Inaoka, Fumihiko Wakao, "MedTAKMI-CDI: Interactive knowledge discovery for clinical decision intelligence", IBM Systems Journal, Vol.43 No.3, pp.516-533, 2004
  • Naohiko Uramoto, Hirofumi Matsuzawa, Tohru Nagano, Akiko Murakami, Hironori Tekeuchi , and Koichi Takeda, "A text-mining system for knowledge discovery from biomedical document", IBM Systems Journal, Vol.43, No.3, pp.516-533, 2004
  • Koichi Takeda, "Sentence generation for pattern-based machine translation", Proc., of the 9th Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues (TMI) in Machine Translation, pp. 168-177, March 2002 (pdf)
  • Hideo Watanabe and Koichi Takeda, "A Pattern-based Machine Translation System Extended by Example-based Processing", Proc. of COILNG-ACL ’98, pp.1369-1373, August 1998 (pdf)
  • Naohiko Uramoto and Koichi Takeda, "A Method for Relating Multiple Newspaper Articles by Using Graphs, and Its Application to Webcasting", Proc. of COILNG-ACL ’98, p.1307-1313, August 1998 (pdf)
  • Koichi Takeda, "Site Outlining", Proc. of the 3rd ACM Conf. on Digital Libraries, pp.309-310, June 1998
  • Koichi Takeda, "Pattern-Based Machine Translation", Proc. of the 16th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), Vol.2, pp.1155-1158, Copenhagen, Aug. 1996
  • Koichi Takeda, "Pattern-Based Context-Free Grammars for Machine Translation", Proc. of the 34th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), pp.144-151, Santa Cruz, June 1996 (pdf)
  • Koichi Takeda,Naohiko Uramoto, Tetsuya Nasukawa,Shiho Ogino, Taijiro Tsutsumi, "Machine Translation System using Knowledge Bases", Computer Software, Vol.12, No.5, pp.22-32, 1995 (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, "Tricolor DAG's for Machine Translation", Proc. of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL), pp.226-233, New Mexico, June 1994 (pdf)
  • Koichi Takeda, "Portable Knowledge Sources for Machine Translation," Proc. of the 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), pp.85-89, Kyoto, Aug. 1994
  • Koichi Takeda, "An Object-Oriented Implementation of Machine Translation Systems", Proc. of the 5th Int'l Conf. on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI), pp.154-167, Kyoto, July 1993
  • Koichi Takeda, Naohiko Uramoto, Tetsuya Nasukawa, and Taijiroh Tsutsumi, "Shalt2 - a Symmetric Machine Translation System with Conceptual Transfer", Proc. of the 14th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), pp.1034-1038, July 1992
  • Donna Gates, Dawn Haberlach, Todd Kaufmann, Marion Kee, Rita McCardell, Teruko Mitamura, Ira Monarch, Stephen Morrisson, Sergei Nirenburg, Eric Nyberg, Koichi Takeda, "Lexicons", Machine Translation, Vol.4, No.1, pp.67-112, 1989
  • Donna Gates, Koichi Takeda, Teruko Mitamura, Lori S. Levin, Marion Kee, "Analysis and generation grammars", Machine Translation, Vol.4, No.1, pp.53-66, 1989
  • Emiko Suzuki,Koichi Takeda, "Design and Evaluation of a Japanese Document Proofreading System", Journal of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan), Vol.30, No.11, pp.1402-1412, 1989 (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, Tetsunosuke Fujisaki, "Automatic Decomposition of Kanji Compound Words by Using Stochastic Techniques", Journal of IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan), Vol.28, No.9, pp.952-961, 1987 (in Japanese)

Magazine/Interview

  • Koichi Takeda, "IBM Watson - from challenging the quiz show to cognitive computing", Nikkei Science, Volume 216, AI - Past and Future of Artificial Intelligence, November, 2016 (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, "Medical Applications of Cognitive System IBM Watson", Experimental Medicine, Vol.34, No.16, September, 2016 (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, "Medical Applications of IBM Watson", Japanese Journal of Clinical Laboratory Automation, Vol. 41, No.4, pp.380, 2016 (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, Is Watson Messiah?,Toyo Keizai, 2015/05/16 issue, p.39, 2015 (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, IBM Watson Project Started with Medical Applications, Nikkei Digital Health, March 17 (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, Computer Advancement Means Job Losses?, Nikkei Plus 1, March 15, 2014 (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, Special Issue on Surviing the 2020 Cloud Era, Nikkei Communications, 2014 January (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, Robot Vs Craftsman General Manager, Nikkei Business, 2013 Aug 12-19 issue (in Japanese)
  • Hiroshi Kanayama, and Koichi Takeda, "Watson: Question-answering System for Challenging a Quiz Show", IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) Magazine, Vol.52 No.7, pp.840-849, July, 2011
  • Koichi Takeda, "Business Intelligence and Artificial Intelligence", IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) Magazine, Vol.47, No.7, pp.723-728, 2006 (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, and Hiroshi Nomiyama,"Site Outlining - Technology for Information Gathering and Visualization from the Internet",IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) Magazine, Vol.42、 No.8, pp.781-786, 2001 (in Japanese)
  • Mei Kobayashi, and Koichi Takeda, "Information Retrieval on the Web", ACM Computing Surveys, Vol.32, No.2, pp.144-173, June 2000 (in Japanese)
  • Koichi Takeda, Hiroshi Nomiyama,"Visual Information Retrieval: Information Retrieval Using Textual Information Visualization", IPSJ (Information Processing Society of Japan) Magazine, Vol.41, No.4, pp. 343-350, 2000 (in Japanese)

Awards

  • Rakuten Technology Award 2016 - Gold Prize
  • 2013 AAAI Feigenbaum Award (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence)
  • 2012 Kiyasu Special Industrial Achievement Award (Information Processing Society of Japan)
  • 2012 Commendation for Science and Technology by Japan's Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Prizes for Science and Technology (Development Category)
  • 1985 Best Paper Award for Young Researcher of IPSJ National Convention (Information Processing Society of Japan)