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Ayako Hoshino (Ph.D.)

Ayako Hoshino

Automated Reasoning Research Group
Security Research Laboratories
NEC Corporation
Ph.D.

Address:
1753, Shimonumabe, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi,
Kanagawa, 211-8666, Japan

Research Domains

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Corporate Ethnography
  • Data Mining

Publications

Dissertations

  • Ph.D.: Automatic Question Generation for Language Testing and its Evaluation Criteria, 2009.
  • Master thesis: Automatic Question Generation for Language Testing, 2006.
  • MSc: A Morphological Testing Tool for Language Learning, 2004.

International Conferences

  • Ayako Hoshino, Hiroki Nakayama, Chihiro Ito, Kyota Kanno and Kenshi Nishimura, "Inferring the Cause of Errors for a Scalable, Accurate, and Complete Constraint-based Data Cleansing", Vietnam Journal of Computer Science, pp 1-10, DOI 10.1007/s40595-015-0052-y, 26 November 2015.
  • Ayako Hoshino, Hiroki Nakayama, Chihiro Ito, Kyota Kanno and Kenshi Nishimura, "Leveraging the Common Cause of Errors for Constraint-based Data Cleansing", Trends and Applications in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining: PAKDD 2015 Workshops: BigPMA, VLSP, QIMIE, DAEBH, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 19-21, 2015. Revised Selected Papers, pp.164-177, Springer, May 19-21, 2015.
  • Ayako Hoshino, Hiroki Nakayama, Chihiro Ito, Kyota Kanno and Kenshi Nishimura, "Leveraging the Common Cause of Errors for Constraint-based Data Cleansing", the fourth Quality issues, measures of interestingness and evaluation of data mining models workshop at PAKDD 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 19-21, 2015.
  • Hiroki Nakayama, Ayako Hoshino, Chihiro Ito, Kyota Kanno, "Formalization and Discovery of Approximate Conditional Functional Dependencies", in Proceedings of DEXA 2013 : 24th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, August 26 - 29, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Ayako Hoshino, "Embedding words in photographs: a study of legibility", pp.39-41, in Proceedings of International Conference on Imaging and Printing Technologies, August 17-21, 2011, Bangkok, Thailand. – Young Scientist Award
  • Gregorio Convertino, Victoria Bellotti, Nozomi Ikeya, Ayako Hoshino, Sakaguchi Motohiko, Hidekazu Sakagami, Oliver Brdiczka, Yosuke Motohashi, "Proposal Generation: a Case Study of Reuse and Organizational Learning", International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011), 2011 May 23-27, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.
  • Hoshino, Ayako and Hiroshi Nakagawa, Ayako Hoshino and Hiroshi Nakagawa, "Predicting the Difficulty of Multiple-Choice Cloze Questions for Computer-Adaptive Testing", Journal of Research in Computing Science, Special issue: Natural Language Processing and its Applications, the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico, ISSN 1870-4069, pp.279–292, presented at CICLING2010, 2010 March, Iasi, Romania.
  • Hoshino, Ayako, Lunan Huang, and Hiroshi Nakagawa, "A Framework for Automatic Generation of Grammar and Vocabulary Questions", in Proceedings of WorldCALL (Using Technologies for Language Learning, 3rd International Conference), 2008 August, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Hoshino, Ayako, Lunan Huang, and Hiroshi Nakagawa, "Sakumon and SakumonChallenge: semiautomated and automated question making systems for grammar and vocabulary testing (Courseware showcase)", in Proceedings of WorldCALL2008, 2008 August, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Iglehart, Patrick, Ayako Hoshino, Hiroshi Nakagawa and Tom Johnston, "Customized Integration and User Specific Software Development in Higher Education: Perspectives from Japan and the USA (Brief paper/demo)", in Proceedings of ED-Media (World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications), pp.2087-2092, 2008 July, Vienna, Austria.
  • Hoshino, Ayako and Hiroshi Nakagawa, "A Cloze Test Authoring System and its Automation", in Proceedings of ICWL (International Conference on Web-based Learning), pp.174-181, 2007 August, Edinburgh, U.K. Also available in Springer LNCS 4823, pp. 252-263.
  • Hoshino, Ayako and Hiroshi Nakagawa, "Assisting Cloze Test Making with a Web Application", in Proceedings of SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education), pp. 2807-2814, 2007 March, San Antonio, U.S.
  • Hoshino, Ayako and Hiroshi Nakagawa, "Sakumon: Close Test Making Assistance System (Demo)", in Proceedings of SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education), pp.2815-2816, 2007 March, San Antonio, U.S.
  • Hoshino, Ayako and Hiroshi Nakagawa, "WebExperimenter for Multiple Choice Question Generation", HLT-EMNLP-05 (Human Language Technology Conference Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing), in Proceedings of HLT/EMNLP 2005 Interactive Demonstrations, pp.18-19, 2005 October, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
  • Hoshino, Ayako and Hiroshi Nakagawa, "A Real-time Multiple-choice Question Generation for Language Testing: A Preliminary Study", 43rd ACL2005 Second Workshop on Building Educational Applications Using Natural Language Processing, pp.17-20. 2005 July, Ann Arbor, U.S.

Academic/Career History

April 2009- NEC Corporation
-March 2009 University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies Ph.D. in Information Studies
-March 2006 University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies Master of Information Studies
-January 2005 University of Edinburgh, School of Informatics Master of Science in Informatics
-March 2003 University of Tokyo, Dept. of Language and Information Sciences B.A. in Arts and Sciences

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