Maki Watanabe

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We empirically show that there are significant differences between the discourse structure of Japanese texts and the discourse structure of their corresponding English translations. To improve translation quality, we propose a computational model for rewriting discourse structures. When we train our model on a parallel corpus of manually built Japanese and(More)
We present discourse annotation work aimed at constructing a parallel corpus of Rhetorical Structure trees for a collection of Japanese texts and their corresponding English translations. We discuss implications of our empirical findings for the task of text planning in the context of implementing multilingual natural language generation systems.
OBJECTIVE Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting can improve symptoms of elderly patients' idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). However, adjunctive means for confirming the diagnosis remain unavailable. We have previously reported the specific increase of leucine-rich alpha-2-glycoprotein (LRG) in iNPH CSF, and the present study investigates its(More)
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