Iwatsuki, Kenichi

Contact information

Name (in English)
Iwatsuki, Kenichi (Iwatsuki is my family name.)
氏名 (in Japanese)
பெயர் (தமிழ்)
இவாட்டுக்கி கென்னிச்சி
Current status
Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, the University of Tokyo
Research field
Formulaic Expression, Computational Linguistics, Document Analysis
A member of
Association for Natural Language Processing (since 2014); Association for Computing Machinery (since 2017)
Master of Information Science and Technology (The University of Tokyo); Bachelor of Liberal Arts (The University of Tokyo)


  1. Present: PhD candidate at the Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
  2. March 2018: Graduated from Master's course at the Department of Computer Science, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
  3. March 2016: Graduated from Department of Interdisciplinary Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
    (Also completed Interdisciplinary Language Sciences Course, Sub-major Program of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences)
  4. March 2014: Completed Science Course I, The University of Tokyo
  5. March 2012: Completed a course at Kawaijuku Educational Institution
  6. March 2011: Finished Okazaki High School


My research topic is formulaic expressions for computer-aided academic writing assisstance. Formulaic expressions such as "in this paper we propose" are used in scholarly papers and helpful to write papers. Although there are several resources of formulaic expressions, their coverage is not enough because formulaic expressions are domain-specific.

I proposed a scheme for a writing assistance system with formulaic expressions in this paper. I proposed a dataset and task for evaluating the quality of formulaic expression extraction methods in this paper. I proposed an extract method using named entity recognition and dependency parsing in this paper.


International Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

  1. Iwatsuki, Kenichi, Boudin, Florian, Aizawa, Akiko. "An Evaluation Dataset for Identifying Communicative Functions of Sentences in English Scholarly Papers". Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Marseille, French Republic, 2020-5-11/16, European Language Resource Association, 2020, p. 1712–1720. [URI]
  2. Iwatsuki, Kenichi, Aizawa, Akiko. "Using Formulaic Expressions in Writing Assistance Systems". Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. Santa Fe, United States of America, 2018-8-20/26, International Committee on Computational Linguistics, 2018, p. 2678–2689. [URI]
  3. Iwatsuki, Kenichi, Sagara, Takeshi, Hara, Tadayoshi, Aizawa, Akiko. "Detecting In-line Mathematical Expressions in Scientific Documents". Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering. Valletta, Malta, 2017-9-4/7,Association for Computing Machinery, 2017, p. 141–144. [doi]

Domestic Conference Proceedings

  1. 岩月憲一, 相澤彰子. "英語論文の執筆を支援する定型表現集のカテゴリ構造の分析". 言語処理学会第23回年次大会発表論文集. つくば市, 2017-03-16. 言語処理学会, 2017, p. 951–954. [URI]
  2. 岩月憲一, 加藤恒昭, 山口和紀. "レイアウト認識に基づく論文構成要素の抽出". 第12回インタラクティブ情報アクセスと可視化マイニング研究会発表予稿集. 東京, 2016-3-18. 人工知能学会, 2016, p. 61–68. [URI]
  3. 加藤恒昭, 岩月憲一, 山口和紀. "文書構造に基づく対話的情報アクセスにむけて". 第10回インタラクティブ情報アクセスと可視化マイニング研究会発表予稿集. 東京, 2015-7-11. 人工知能学会, 2015, p. 1–8. [URI]

Others (peer-reviewed)

  1. Aizawa, Akiko, Sagara, Takeshi, Iwatsuki, Kenichi, Topic, Goran. "Construction of a New ACL Anthology Corpus for Deeper Analysis of Scientific Papers". Third International Workshop on Scientific Document Analysis. Yokohama, Japan, 2018-11-12/13.
  2. Aizawa, Akiko, Sagara, Takeshi, Topic, Goran, Iwatsuki, Kenichi. "Bridging the Gap between Layout, Logical, and Semantic Structures of Documents". International Interdisciplinary Symposium on Reading Experience & Analysis of Documents. Kaiserslautern, Germany, 2018-10-4/5.


  1. Iwatsuki, Kenichi, Boudin, Florian, Aizawa, Akiko. Extraction and Evaluation of Formulaic Expressions Used in Scholarly Papers. ResearchGate preprint, 2020. [doi]


  1. AtlanSTIC 2020 Visiting Researchers Programme: EUR 10,000 (Jul-Dec 2020) (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
  2. KAKENHI (Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow): JPY 2,100,000 (2019-2020)
  3. The Association for Natural Language Processing, COLING 2018 Student Travel Support: JPY 350,000 (June 2018)


  1. Repayment exemption for student loan for outstanding achievement; Japan Student Services Organization (JPY 1,464,000) (May 2019)
  2. The 2nd Open Data Challenge for Public Transportation in Tokyo; Tokyo Metro Special Award (Hosted by Association for Open Data of Public Transportation) (March 2019)


Languages used on a daily basis

Japanese, English, Perl5 and Python3