Natural Language Processing / Speech Processing

Understand human language.

Natural language is the most intuitive interface for most people and situations. By advancing human-robot interaction (HRI) via language, we aim to achieve “robots for everyone”, and a world where even non-experts can make use of such transformative technology. Our research in HRI spans multiple modalities and combines research in NLP, scene understanding, speech recognition, robotics, and augmented reality, in order to provide robust understanding of a wide variety of interactions.


Instance-Based Neural Dependency Parsing

TACL 2021

By : Hiroki Ouchi, Jun Suzuki, Sosuke Kobayashi, Sho Yokoi, Tatsuki Kuribayashi, Masashi Yoshikawa, Kentaro Inui

SHAPE: Shifted Absolute Position Embedding for Transformers

EMNLP 2021

By : Shun Kiyono, Sosuke Kobayashi, Jun Suzuki, Kentaro Inui