Noriyoshi Uratani


A Spoken Dialogue Interface for TV Operations based on Data Collected by using WOZ Method
Jun Goto | Yeun-Bae Kim | Masaru Miyazaki | Kazuteru Komine | Noriyoshi Uratani
The Companion Volume to the Proceedings of 41st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Transliteration considering context information based on the maximum entropy method
Isao Goto | Naoto Kato | Noriyoshi Uratani | Terumasa Ehara
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit IX: Papers

This paper proposes a method of automatic transliteration from English to Japanese words. Our method successfully transliterates an English word not registered in any bilingual or pronunciation dictionaries by converting each partial letters in the English word into Japanese katakana characters. In such transliteration, identical letters occurring in different English words must often be converted into different katakana. To produce an adequate transliteration, the proposed method considers chunking of alphabetic letters of an English word into conversion units and considers English and Japanese context information simultaneously to calculate the plausibility of conversion. We have confirmed experimentally that the proposed method improves the conversion accuracy by 63% compared to a simple method that ignores the plausibility of chunking and contextual information.

A multi-language translation example browser
Isao Goto | Naoto Kato | Noriyoshi Uratani | Terumasa Ehara | Tadashi Kumano | Hideki Tanaka
Proceedings of Machine Translation Summit IX: System Presentations

This paper describes a Multi-language Translation Example Browser, a type of translation memory system. The system is able to retrieve translation examples from bilingual news databases, which consist of news transcripts of past broadcasts. We put a Japanese-English system to practical use and undertook trial operations of a system of eight language-pairs.


Restructuring Tagged Corpora with Morpheme Adjustment Rules
Toshihisa Tashiro | Noriyoshi Uratani | Tsuyoshi Morimoto
COLING 1994 Volume 1: The 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics


A Machine Translation System for Foreign News in Satellite Broadcasting
Teruaki Aizawa | Terumasa Ehara | Noriyoshi Uratani | Hideki Tanaka | Naoto Kato | Sumio Nakase | Norikazu Aruga | Takeo Matsuda
COLING 1990 Volume 3: Papers presented to the 13th International Conference on Computational Linguistics