Jun'ichi Tsujii

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Professor Jun'ichi Tsujii
Born (1949-02-07) 7 February 1949 (age 73)
Alma materKyoto University
AwardsPurple Ribbon Medals of Honor (Japan)
FUNAI Achievement Award
ACL fellow
Scientific career
FieldsNatural language processing
InstitutionsUniversity of Tokyo
University of Manchester
National Centre for Text Mining
Microsoft Research Asia
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Doctoral advisorMakoto Nagao

Jun'ichi Tsujii (辻井 潤一, Tsujii Jun'ichi, born 7 February 1949) is a Japanese computer scientist specializing in natural language processing and text mining, particularly in the field of biology and bioinformatics.[1][2]


Tsujii received his Bachelor of Engineering, Master of Engineering and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from Kyoto University in 1971, 1973, and 1978 respectively. He was Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at Kyoto University, before accepting a position as Professor of Computational Linguistics at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1988. He was President of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in 2006, and has been a permanent member of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) since 1992.[3]


Since May 2015, Tsujii has been the director of the Artificial Intelligence Research Center at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan.[4] Tsujii was previously a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA).[5] Before joining MSRA, he was a professor at the University of Tokyo, where he belonged to both the School of Inter-faculty Initiative on Informatics and the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology.[6] Tsujii is also a Visiting Professor and Scientific Advisor at the National Centre for Text Mining (NaCTeM) at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.[7]


On 14 May 2010, Tsujii was awarded the Medals of Honor with Purple Ribbon, one of Japan's highest awards, presented to influential contributors in the fields of art, academics or sports.[8]

In September 2014, Tsujii was awarded the FUNAI Achievement Award[9] at the Forum on Information Technology (FIT), which took place at the University of Tsukuba. The award is presented to distinguished individuals engaged in research or related business activities in the field of Information Technology who have produced excellent achievements in the field, are still active in leading positions and have strong impact on young students and researchers.

In December 2014, Tsujii was named as an ACL Fellow,[10] in recognition of his significant contributions to MT, parsing by unification-based grammar and text mining for biology.

Selected publications[edit]


  1. ^ Jun'ichi Tsujii at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Tsujii, J. (2011). "Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing". Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Vol. 6608. pp. 52–67. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-19400-9_5. ISBN 978-3-642-19399-6.
  3. ^ "ICCL Members". University of Sheffield. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Artificial Intellience Research Center". National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Microsoft e-Science workshop". Microsoft Research. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon: Professor Junichi TSUJII". University of Tokyo. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  7. ^ "NaCTeM people". University of Manchester. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  8. ^ "Former ACL president Jun'ichi Tsujii received Medal of Honor from Government of Japan". Association For Computational Linguistics. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  9. ^ "FUNAI Achievement Award". Information Processing Society of Japan. Retrieved 10 December 2014.
  10. ^ "ACL Fellows". Association For Computational Linguistics. Retrieved 11 December 2014.