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Noriko Kando

NameNoriko Kando
AffiliationNational Institute of Informatics
Job titleProfessor
DegreePh.D (Library and Information Science)
Other AffiliationGraduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai)


Noriko Kando is a professor in the Information-society Research Division of the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan, and has been co-appointed as a professor in the Department of Informatics at the Graduate University of Advanced Studies, Japan. She initiated NTCIR(http://research.nii.ac.jp/ntcir/index-en.html), an evaluation of information-access technologies, such as information retrieval, summarization, question answering, and text mining, using East Asian languages and English documents, and has been a main designer of various tasks including cross-lingual IR, patent retrieval, opinion analysis, complex question answering, community QA, geo-time search which have attracted international participation. She has been involved in various projects on interactive information access, such as Cognitive Research on Exploratory Search (CRES), Multifaceted Exploratory on Web (MEW), Interacting with Cultural Heritage Digital Archives for Discovery Learning (CEAX), Gaze-driven Interactive Image Search (GLAISE) and Search as Learning (SAL). She received her Ph.D. from Keio University in Library and Information Science in 1995 and has been teaching and conducting research at NII since 1994. She has had more than 200 of her refereed scientific articles published in journals and by international conferences, and has been an invited speaker at many international conferences and workshops. <br />
She is an Asian representative for the ACM-SIGIR Executive Committee from 2003 to 2007, a Program Co-Chair of ACM-SIGIR 2007 and a general co-chair of ACM-SIGIR 2017 Tokyo. She is an Associate Editor of ACM Transaction for Asian Language Information Processing from 2000 to 2007 and for Information Processing and Management (Elsevier) from 2007 to 2013. She is on Scientific Board for Information Retrieval Facility since 2008 to 2012, and on the Board of Trustee for Association of Natural Language Processing in Japan from 1998 to 2002 and from 2011 to 2015.


探索的検索 , 情報アクセス技術の評価 , 主観情報 , 日本語処理 , レレバンス , 文章構造 , 情報検索 , Interactive Information Retrieval


  • Humanities & social sciences / Library/information science, humanistic/social informatics / Information Retrieval, Evaluation, Language Processing
  • 人文・社会 / 図書館情報学、人文社会情報学 / 情報検索, 情報アクセスシステムの評価, 言語処理


Apr 2006
Professor, National Institute of Informatics, Information-Society Research Division
Apr 2006
National Institute of Informatics, National Institute of Informatics
Feb 2004
教授, 総合研究大学院大学・複合科学研究科・情報学専攻
Feb 2004
Professor, Department of Informatics, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai)
Jan 2004
Mar 2006
Professor, National Institute of Informatics, Software Research Division


Information Processing Society in Japan , 情報処理学会 , The Association for Natural Language Processing , 言語処理学会 , ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval (SIGIR)


Jul 2018
Twitter user growth analysis based on diversities in posting activities, Awards for Excellence - 2018 Outstanding Papers, International Journal of Web Information Systems
Nov 2016
Who are the Growth Users? : Analyzing and Predicting Intended Twitter User Growth, Best Paper Award, The 18th Intl Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS2016),
Jul 2016
Best Paper Award, DICOMO 2016
Jun 2015
Multifacet comparative analysis of newspaper articles from different countries - Analysis based on Global Database of Events, Language and Tone (GDELT) -, Incentive Award, The Japan Society for Artifical Intelligence (JSAI)
Aug 2014
IIiX Champion Award, The 5th ACM International Symposium on Information Interaction in Context (IIiX 2014)


Xiao Hu, Ying Que, Noriko Kando, Wenwei Lian
Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2019), Delft, Nov. 4-8, 2019   20 415-422   Nov 2019   [Refereed]
Yasutomo Kimura, Hideyuki Shibuki, Hokuto Ototake, Yuzu Uchida, Keiichi Takamaru, Kotaro Sakamoto, Madoka Ishioroshi, Teruko Mitamura, Noriko Kando
Proceedings of the Workshops on Linguistic and Cognitive Approaches to Dialog Agents (LaCATODA 2019) co-located with 28th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2019) Macao, China, August 12, 2019   19-23   Aug 2019   [Refereed]
Shintaro Okada, Chiharu Hirohana, Kota Kawaguchi, Kosei Soda, Takehito Utsuro, Yasuhide Kawada, Noriko Kando
Proceedings of 2019 KDD Workshop on Deep Learning for Education (DL4Ed), The 25th ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2019), Anchorage, Alaska, Aug 4-8, 2019   25 accepted,-to appear   Aug 2019   [Refereed]
Wen-Bin (Vincent) Han, Noriko Kando
2019 Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL2019) Student Research Workshop   35-42   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Simona Frenda, Noriko Kando, Viviana Patti, Paolo Rosso
Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Evaluating Information Access (EVIA 2019), a Satellite Workshop of the NTCIR-14 Conference, June 10, 2019 Tokyo, ISBN 978-4-86049-077-5   9 15-22   Jun 2019   [Refereed]


Makoto P. Kato, Yiqun Liu, Noriko Kando, Charles L. A. Clarke (Part:共編者(共編著者))
Springer   Nov 2019   ISBN:9783030368050
Emi Ishita, Noriko Kando, Makoto P. Kato, Yiqun Liu
National Institute of Informatics   Jun 2019   ISBN:9784860490782
Noriko Kando, Sumio Fujita, Makoto P. Kato, Tomohiro Manabe
National Institute of Informatics   Dec 2017   ISBN:9784860490751
Noriko Kando, Tetsuya Sakai, Hideo Joho, Hang Li, Arjen P. de Vries, Ryen W. White
ACM   Aug 2017   
Chapter, Patent Related, Tasks at NTCIR, In Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval, d ed (Part:共著, pp. 77-111)
pp. 77-111   Mar 2017   


Noriko Kando, Makoto P Kato, Yiqun Liu
CLEF 2018 | Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum   12 Sep 2018   
Noriko Kando
NTCIR-14 Kickoff Event   20 Mar 2018   
Noriko Kando
presented at the Panel Discussion at t:he Workshop on Evaluation of Personalized Information Retrieval (WEPIR) of the 3rd ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR 2018), New Brunswick, NJ, USA   15 Mar 2018   
Lorraine Goeuriot, Benoit Huet, Noriko Kando, Paolo Rosso, Ian Soboroff
MediaEval 2017 Workshop, Sept. 13-15, 2017, Dublin, Ireland.   14 Sep 2017   
Noriko Kando, Makoto P. Kato, Yiqun Liu
CLEF 2017 : Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum : Information Access Evaluation Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction. Sept. 11-14, 2017, Dublin, Ireland.   11 Sep 2017   


Makoto P. Kato, Yiqun Liu, Charles L.A. Clarke, Noriko Kando, Tetsuya Sakai
SIGIR Forum   52(1) to appear   Jun 2018
J. Shane Culpepper, Fernando Diaz, Mark D. Smucker, written by James Allan, Jaime Arguello, Leif Azzopardi, Peter Bailey, Tim Baldwin, Krisztian Balog, Hannah Bast, Nick Belkin, Klaus Berberich, Bodo von Billerbeck, Jamie Callan, Rob Capra, Mark Carman, Ben Carterette, Charles L. A. Clarke, Kevyn Collins-Thompson, Nick Craswell, W, Bruce Croft, J. Shane Culpepper, Je Dalton, Maarten de Rijke, Arjen P. de Vries, Gianluca Demartini, Fernando Diaz, Laura Dietz, Susan Dumais, Carsten Eickho, Nicola Ferro, Norbert Fuhr, Shlomo Geva, Claudia Hau, David Hawking, Hideo Joho, Gareth Jones, Jaap Kamps, Noriko Kando, Diane Kelly, Jaewon Kim, Julia Kiseleva, Yiqun Liu, Xiaolu Lu, Stefano Mizzaro, Alistair Moat, Jian-Yun Nie, Alexandra Olteanu, Iadh Ounis, Filip Radlinski, Mark Sanderson, Falk Scholer, Laurianne Sitbon, Mark Smucker, Ian Soboro, Damiano Spina, Torsten Suel, James Thom, Paul Thomas, Andrew Trotman, Ellen Voorhees, Emine Yimaz, Guido Zuccon
SIGIR Forum   52(1) to appear-1 - 57   Jun 2018
Madoka Ishioroshi, Kotaro Sakamoto, Hidoyuki Shibuki, Yuta Fukuhara, Tatsunori Mori, Noriko Kando
Workshiop on Todai Robot Project Social-Humanities Subjects      Oct 2017
Kotaro Sakamoto, Madoka Ishiorososhi, Hideyoshi Shibuki, Yuta Fukuhara, Tatsunori Mori, Noriko KandoNoriko Kando
Workshop on Todai Robot Project Social-Humanities Subjects      Oct 2017
Makoto P. Kato, Kazuaki Kishida, Noriko Kando, Tetsuya Saka, Mark Sanderson
SIGIR Forum   50(2) 18-27   Feb 2017


Apr 1991
Mar 1994
Ph.D Course, Faculty of Letters, Keio University
Apr 1988
Mar 1991
Master Course, Faculty of Letters, Keio University (Valedictorian of the Faculty of Letters, Kobayashi Memorial Award)
Apr 1987
Mar 1988
Faculty of Letters, Keio University
Apr 1979
Mar 1983
Faculty of Letters, Keio University (Robert L. Gilter Scholarship Award, Salutatorian of the Faculty of Letter)
Jul 1995
Ph.D (Library and Information Science), Keio University


Jul 2014
ACM  SIGIR 2017, Tokyo, General Co-chair
May 2014
内閣府  国立公文書館の機能・施設の在り方等に関する調査検討会議・委員
Jan 2015
Jun 2016
NTCIR-12 General Co-Chair
Guest Editor, Journal of Information Science Special Issue on "Search as Learning"
CIKM 2015 PC Member