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Ye Kyaw Thu (ရဲကျော်သူ)

Dr. Ye Kyaw Thu

Ye Kyaw Thu (Ye-san) is a Researcher in the artificial intelligence (AI) Lab. at Okayama Prefectural University (OPU), Japan and also a Visiting Researcher of Language and Speech Science Research Lab., Waseda University, Japan. Previously, he was a Researcher at the Multilingual Translation Lab., Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan (2012-2016) and a Research Associate at Waseda University, Japan (2009-2012). He received his B.Sc. in Physics from Dagon University, Myanmar, M.Sc. and D.Sc. both in global information and telecommunication studies from Waseda University, Japan. His research interests lie in the fields of AI, natural language processing (NLP) and human-computer interaction (HCI). His experience includes research and development of text input methods, corpus building, statistical machine translation (SMT), automatic speech recognition (ASR) and text to speech (TTS) engines for his native language Myanmar. He is currently, working on robot language acquisition research for CREST Project (http://sercrest.com/index.html).

Education:

  • Doctor of Science, GITS, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (26th October 2011)
  • Master of Science, GITS, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (15th March 2006)
  • Graduation of One Year Special Japanese Language Course, The Japanese Language School of the International Student Institute (国際学友会日本語学校), Tokyo, Japan (12th March 2004)
  • Bachelor of Science, Dagon University, North Dagon, Myanmar (15th December 2000)
  • International Advanced Diploma in Computer Studies, NCC Education, UK (13th December 1999)
  • International Diploma in Computer Studies, NCC Education, UK (13th June 1998)

Contact:

Email: wasedakuma@gmail.com

(in English or in Japanese or in Myanmar)

Last updated: 28 Mar 2018

CV / Awards / Invited Talks and Others / Software-Data / Photos / Videos

What's New?

  • 10-July 2018: I did "Deep Learning Summer Schools" for Myanmar students. May 21-25 at UTYCC, June 5-9 at CU Dawei, June 11-15 at CU Myeik, June 18-22 at YTU and June 25-29 at UCSY.
  • 26-Feb 2018: Uploaded slide (in Myanmar language), data and code of one day class named "The Mathematics of Neural Networks" at UCSY, 19 Feb 2018.
  • 8-Dec 2017: We released khPOS (12K Khmer Part-of-Speech Corpus) draft version 1.0 for Khmer NLP research and development.
  • 2-Dec 2017: We did demo and poster presentations at International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017, 3 Dec. 2017, Mandalay, Myanmar. 1. Poster of two fingerspelling keyboard layouts for Myanmar SignWriting, 2. Poster relating to machine translation between Myanmar sign language and Myanmar written text
  • 22-Oct 2017: We released MSL4Emergency (Myanmar sign language corpus for the emergency domain), 558 videos & annotations!
  • 20-Aug-2017: I did NLP Summer School 2017 (Aug 14-15) at University of Computer Studies, Yangon (UCSY)
  • 17-Aug-2017: My students and I introduced our developing Myanmar sign language corpus for emergency at PACLING2017
  • 16-Aug-2017: I got acceptance email from HAI2017 (Human-Agent Interaction, 2017) conference committee for our poster paper entitled "Symbol Grounding from Natural Conversation for Human-Robot Communication".
  • 31-July-2017: I'll be giving an invited talk on challenges of natural language processing research for Myanmar language at PACLING 2017, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • 17-July-2017: Released kKg Myanmar keyboard and myG2P (Myanmar grapheme-to-phoneme) dictionary (version 1)
  • 6-June-2017: I got acceptance email from IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2017 Conf. for our short paper entitled "DNN-based Language Acquisition for Object Manipulation Task".
  • 25-May-2017: Our papers entitled "Exploring the Effect of Tones for Myanmar Language Speech Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)" and "Myanmar Number Normalization for Text-to-Speech" have been accepted for oral presentations at PACLING 2017 conference
  • 4-May-2017: Give a talk entitled "HCI, NLP, AI & y" at University of Computer Studies Mandalay (UCSM), Mandalay, Myanmar
  • 2-May-2017: Give a talk entitled "HCI, NLP, AI & y" at University of Technology, Yatanarpon Cyber City (UT-YCC), Pyinoolwin, Myanmar
  • 23-Apr-2017: I released myPOS (11K Myanmar Part-of-Speech Corpus) draft version 0.9 for Myanmar language (Burmese) NLP R&D !!! :)
  • 9-Apr-2017: Let me share a good news of Asian Language Treebank (ALT) corpora for English, Japanese, Khmer and Myanmar (Burmese) languages. Enjoy! :) Link
  • 21~26-Feb-2017: Joined CREST(記号創発ロボとティクスによる人間機械コラボレーションプロジェクト)Project Implementation Camp at Shonan Village Center, Japan
  • 13-Jan-2017: Our paper entitled "Robot Language Acquisition Based on Sequence-to-Sequence Learning" has been accepted to appear at ICCA2017, Myanmar
  • 31-Oct-2016: Our paper entitled "Comparison of Grapheme–to–Phoneme Conversion Methods on a Myanmar Pronunciation Dictionary" has been accepted to appear at the WSSANLP, COLING 2016 conference
  • 12-Mar-2016: Our paper entitled "A Study of Statistical Machine Translation Methods for Under Resourced Languages" has been accepted to appear at the SLTU 2016 workshop
  • 3-Mar-2016: Our short paper entitled "Interlocking Phrases in Phrase-based Statistical Machine Translation" has been accepted to appear at the NAACL HLT 2016 conference
  • 25~26-Feb-2016: Presented two papers (1. String to Tree and Tree to String Statistical Machine Translation for Myanmar Language, 2. Parsing Myanmar (Burmese) by Using Japanese as a Pivot) and gave a talk on Myanmar Word Representations in Vector Space at ICCA2016, Yangon, Myanmar
  • 11-Feb-2016: Presented one paper at SNLP2016 on A Large-scale Study of Statistical Machine Translation Methods for Myanmar Language
  • 29-Dec-2015: Gave a talk on VoiceTra (brief introduction of ASR, SMT & TTS) at University of Computer Studies Taunggyi, Computer University Dawei, Computer University Myeik
  • 4-Dec-2015: Presented one paper at Khmer Natural Language Processing 2015 (KNLP 2015) on Khmer Word Segmentation Using Conditional Random Fields
  • 31-Oct-2015: Presented one paper at PACLIC 29 on A Large-scale Study of Statistical Machine Translation Methods for Khmer Language
  • 23-Nov-2015: Press release of our work VoiceTra Myanmar language at University of Computer Studies Yangon (UCSY), Yangon, Myanmar
  • 9-Sept-2015: Presented one paper at INTERSPEECH 2015 on HMM Based Myanmar Text to Speech System
  • 13-July-2015 to 17-July-2015: Dr. Andrew Finch (Senior Researcher, NICT) and I gave lecture on Machine Translation Summer School 2015 at University of Computer Studies, Yangon (UCSY)

Invited Talks and Others

  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Challenges of Natural Language Processing Research for Myanmar Language " at PACLING 2017, Yangon, Myanmar (16th Aug 2017)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "HCI, NLP, AI & y" at University of Computer Studies Mandalay (UCSM), Mandalay, Myanmar (4th May 2017)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "HCI, NLP, AI & y" at University of Technology, Yatanarpon Cyber City (UT-YCC), Pyinoolwin, Myanmar (2nd May 2017)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Robot Language Acquisition Based on Sequence-to-Sequence Learning", at 2017 International Conference for Leading and Young Computer Scientists (IC-LYCS 2017), Okinawa, Japan (Feb 27th, 2017)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Parsing with Little Languages", at 7th Workshop on Natural Language and Speech Processing, ICCA2017, Yangon, Myanmar (16th Feb 2017)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Challenges of Natural Language Processing Research for Under-Resourced Languages, using Myanmar Language as an Example", at KNLP2016, Phnom Penh, Cambodia (12th Dec 2016)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Myanmar Word Representations in Vector Space", at 6th NLP Workshop, ICCA2016, Yangon, Myanmar (25th Feb 2016)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Machine Translation of VoiceTra App", at BarCamp 2016, Yangon, Myanmar (31st Jan 2016)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "VoiceTra Speech to Speech Translation App for Myanmar Language" at University of Computer Studies Taunggyi (17th Dec 2015), Computer University Dawei (22nd Dec 2015) and Computer University Myeik (23rd Dec 2015)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "A Large-scale Study of Statistical Machine Translation Methods for Myanmar Language", (DevCon2015 Yangon), November 21~22, 2015, MICT Park, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Introduction to SCRATCH (Myanmar Version)", The Sixth Conference on Parallel & Soft Computing (PSC), Dec 29, 2011, University of Computer Studies, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "携帯機器におけるアジア音節言語共通のユーザーフレンドリーな文字入力インターフェース", Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation (AISF) Kenkyuu Hokokukai 2009, March 6, 2010, Kajima Shinkan, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Prototyping with Pictures & Mobile Devices", Young Scholars’ Programme of the Asiatic Society of Japan, November 16, 2009, Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen, Tokyo.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Introduction to Concepts of Positional Mapping (PM), Positional Gesture (PG) and Positional Prediction (PP) for Asian Syllabic Languages on Mobile Devices", Waseda University Doctoral Student Network Meeting, December 2, 2008, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. [WUDSN-poster]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Keyboard Mapping and Text Input Interfaces of Asian Languages Based on Word Formation", Myanmar Language Processing Workshop, June 9, 2008, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan.

Awards

  • Best Paper Award for ICCA 2015, "Syllable Pronunciation Features for Myanmar Grapheme to Phoneme Conversion", February 5~6, 2015. (NICT News, No.452 JUN 2015, Page No. 13)
  • Special Award (Emerging) for SNLP 20013, "Unsupervised and Semi-supervised Myanmar Word Segmentation Approaches for Statistical Machine Translation", October 28~30, 2013. (NICT News)
  • Waseda University Grant for Special Research Projects (Project number: 2011B-215), 2011
  • Waseda University Grant for Special Research Projects (Project number: 2009A-901), 2009
  • 3rd Prize for ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals 2009, “Positional Prediction: Common and User Friendly Text Input Interfaces for Asian Syllabic Languages on Mobile Devices”, ACM Awards Banquet, San Diego, USA, June 27, 2009
  • Waseda University Expense Stipend, Student representative to the 9th APRU Doctoral Students Conference, July 14~18, 2008, Vladivostok, Russia
  • Young Author Recognition Certificate of ITU-T Kaleidoscope Academic Conference, “Positional Gesture for Advanced Smart Terminals: Simple Gesture Text Input for Syllabic Scripts Like Myanmar, Khmer and Bangla”, May 12~13, 2008
  • 2nd Prize for ACM Student Research Competition of CHI 2008, “Positional Prediction: Consonant Cluster Prediction Text Entry Method for Burmese (Myanmar Language)”, April 5~10, 2008
  • Best Paper Award for ACM MobileHCI 07, “Positional Mapping Myanmar Text Input Scheme for Mobile Devices”, September 9~12, 2007
  • 1st Prize for student project of IDCS Diploma, "Malaysia Airline Reservation System", 1998

Professional Activities

Reviewer:

  • Advanced Robotics, Official Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ) (2017)
  • APACE 2012 (2012 IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Electromagnetics)
  • Heliyon Open Access Journal
  • ICAIT 2017 (the International Conference on Advanced Information Technologies)
  • ICCA 2015, ICCA 2016, ICCA 2017, ICCA 2018 (the International Conference on Computer Applications)
  • ICCAIE 2011 (2011 IEEE Conference on Computer Applications & Industrial Electronics)
  • ICDL-EPIROB 2018 (the 8th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics)
  • ICIA 2010 (2010 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation)
  • ICMI-MLMI 2009 (11th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces and the Sixth Workshop on Machine Learning for Multimodal Interaction, Methods and Systems)
  • ICOS 2011, ICOS 2012 (IEEE Conference on Open Systems)
  • ICTREd2017 (2017 International Conference on Technological Revolution in Education)
  • ISCAIE 2012 (2012 IEEE Symposium on Computer Applications & Industrial Electronics)
  • ISWTA2012 (2012 IEEE Symposium on Wireless Technology & Applications)

Organizer:

  • 早稲田大学-岡山県立大学人工知能ジョイントワークショップ2017 (The joint workshop between Waseda University and OPU 2017)
  • Robotic Symbolic Emergence, Organized Session, the 31st Annual conference of the Japanese Society of Artificial Intelligence (JSAI 2017)
  • GII-GITS Workshop on NLP and ICT 2011
  • Joint Workshop on Natural Language Processing & Speech Recognition at the International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2011, ICCA 2012, ICCA 2013, ICCA 2014, ICCA 2015, ICCA 2016, ICCA 2017, ICCA 2018)
  • Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Asian Languages (WNLP_Asian) 2009

Session Chair/Coordinator:

  • PACLING 2017
  • GII-GITS Workshop on NLP and ICT 2011
  • the International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2011, ICCA 2012, ICCA 2013, ICCA 2014, ICCA 2015, ICCA 2016, ICCA 2017, ICCA2018)
  • PhD Academy Panel Discussion, What is to be researched for the next 10 years ICT? (10年後のICTを目的として何を研究すべきか), GITS/GITI Research Festival 2011
  • the 2015 Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics (PACLING 2015)
  • the 8th International Symposium on Natural Language Processing (SNLP 2009)

Technical Program Committee Member:

  • the International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2011, ICCA 2012, ICCA 2013, ICCA 2014, ICCA 2015, ICCA2016, ICCA2017, ICCA2018)
  • 2011 International Conference on Computer Applications and Industrial Electronics (ICCAIE 2011)
  • IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (IEEE ICIA 2010)

Consultant:

  • Research and development of Khmer Keyboard for mobile phone, Information Technology Institute (ITI), Vietnam National University, Vietnam

Publications

Journal

  • Chenchen Ding, Ye Kyaw Thu, Masao Utiyama and Eiichiro Sumita, "Word Segmentation for Burmese (Myanmar)", ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP), Volume 15, Issue 4, May 2016, Article No. 22, pp. 22:1-22:10. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "PP_Clickwheel: Positional Prediction Khmer Text Input Interface with Clickwheel for Small Mobile Devices", The Journal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan (IIEEJ), Vol.39, No.5, 2010, pp. 654-662. (published on September, 2010) [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Sai Aung Win Maung and Yoshiyori URANO, "Direct Keyboard Mapping (DKM) Layout for Myanmar Fingerspelling Text Input (Study with Developed Fingerspelling Font "mmfingerspelling.ttf")", GITS/GITI Research Bulletin 2009-2010, Waseda University, pp. 127-135. (published on July 31, 2010). [Paper]

International Conference

2018

  • Hnin Thu Zar Aye, Win Pa Pa, and Ye Kyaw Thu, "Unsupervised Dependency Corpus Annotation for Myanmar Language", In Proceedings of The 21st Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment (Oriental COCOSDA 2018), May 7-8 2018, Miyazaki, Japan
  • Hnin Wai Wai Hlaing, Ye Kyaw Thu, Swe Zin Moe, Hlaing Myat Nwe, Ni Htwe Aung, Nandar Win Min, Hnin Aye Thant, "Statistical Machine Translation between Myanmar Sign Language and Myanmar SignWriting", In Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for ASEAN Development (ASEAN-AI 2018), March 26-27, 2018, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 65-72. [Paper]
  • Swe Zin Moe, Ye Kyaw Thu, Hnin Wai Wai Hlaing, Hlaing Myat Nwe, Ni Htwe Aung, Hnin Aye Thant, Nandar Win Min, "Statistical Machine Translation between Myanmar Sign Language and Myanmar Writen Text", In Proceedings of ICCA2018, February 22-23, 2018, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 217-227. [Paper]
  • Hlaing Myat Nwe, Ye Kyaw Thu, Hnin Wai Wai Hlaing, Swe Zin Moe, Ni Htwe Aung , Hnin Aye Thant , Nanda Win Min, "Two Fingerspelling Keyboard Layouts for Myanmar SignWriting", In Proceedings of ICCA2018, February 22-23, 2018, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 290-298. [Paper] [xkb keyboard files]
  • Thazin Myint Oo, Ye Kyaw Thu, Khin Mar Soe, "Statistical Machine Translation between Myanmar (Burmese) and Rakhine (Arakanese)", In Proceedings of ICCA2018, February 22-23, 2018, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 304-311. [Paper]
  • Aye Mya Hlaing, Win Pa Pa, Ye Kyaw Thu, "Word-based Myanmar Text-to-Speech with CLUSTERGEN", In Proceedings of ICCA2018, February 22-23, 2018, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 203-208.
  • Hnin Thu Zar Aye, Win Pa Pa, Ye Kyaw Thu, "Unsupervised Dependency Parsing for Myanmar Language using Part-of-Speech Information", In Proceedings of ICCA2018, February 22-23, 2018, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 209-216.

2017

  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Vichet Chea, Yoshinori Sagisaka, "Comparison of Six POS Tagging Methods on 12K Sentences Khmer Language POS Tagged Corpus", In the first Regional Conference on Optical character recognition and Natural language processing technologies for ASEAN languages (ONA 2017), December 7-8, 2017, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. [paper]
  • Aye Nyein Mon, Win Pa Pa, Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshinori Sagisaka, "Developing a Speech Corpus from Web News for Myanmar (Burmese) Language", In Proceedings of the The 20th Conference of the Oriental Chapter of the International Coordinating Committee on Speech Databases and Speech I/O Systems and Assessment (Oriental COCOSDA 2017), November 1-3, 2017, Seoul National University Hoam Faculty House, Convention center, Seoul, R.O. Korea, pp. 75-80
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Takuya Ishida, Naoto Iwahashi, Tomoaki Nakamura and Takayuki Nagai, "Symbol Grounding from Natural Conversation for Human-Robot Communication", In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (HAI 2017), October 17-20, 2017, CITEC, Bielefeld, Germany, pp. 415-419
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Kenta Takabuchi and Naoto Iwahashi, "DNN-Based Language Acquisition for Object Manipulation Task", In Proceedings of the 7th Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (IEEE ICDL-EPIROB 2017), September 18-21, 2017, Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 245-246.
  • Aye Mya Hlaing, Win Pa Pa and Ye Kyaw Thu, "Myanmar Number Normalization for Text-to-Speech", In Proceedings of PACLING 2017, August 16-18, 2017, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 346-356.
  • Aye Nyein Mon, Win Pa Pa and Ye Kyaw Thu, "Exploring the Effect of Tones for Myanmar Language Speech Recognition Using Convolutional Neural Network (CNN)", In Proceedings of PACLING 2017, August 16-18, 2017, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 334-345.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Kenta Takabuchi, Kaisei Fukai, Naoto Iwahashi and Takeo Kunishima, "Robot Language Acquisition Based on Sequence-to-Sequence Learning", In Proceedings of ICCA2017, February 16-17, 2017, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 461-471. [Paper]
  • Aye Nyein Mon, Win Pa Pa and Ye Kyaw Thu, "Building Myanmar Continuous Automatic Speech Recognition on Web News", In Proceedings of ICCA2017, February 16-17, 2017, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 446-453
  • Kenta Takabuchi, Naoto Iwahashi, Ye Kyaw Thu, Takeo Kunishima, "DNN-based object manipulation to syllable sequence for language acquisition", In Proceedings of the Twenty-Second International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics 2017 (AROB 22nd 2017), January 19-21, 2017, Beppu, Japan, pp. 638-642. [Paper]

2016

  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Win Pa Pa, Yoshinori Sagisaka, Naoto Iwahashi, "Comparison of Grapheme–to–Phoneme Conversion Methods on a Myanmar Pronunciation Dictionary", In Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP), COLING 2016, December 11-17, 2016, Osaka, Japan, pp. 11–22. [Paper]
  • Haymar Hnin, Win Pa Pa, Ye Kyaw Thu, "Back-Propagation Neural Network to Myanmar Part-of-Speech Tagging", In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computing (ICGEC2016), November 7-9, 2016, China, pp. 212-220. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Andrew Finch and Eiichiro Sumita, "Interlocking Phrases in Phrase-based Statistical Machine Translation", In Proceedings of the NAACL-HLT 2016, June 12-17, San Diego, US, pp. 1076-1081. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Win Pa Pa, Masao Utiyama, Andrew Finch and Eiichiro Sumita, "Introducing the Asian Language Treebank (ALT)", The 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 23-28 May 2016, Portorož, Slovenia, pp. 1574-1578. [Paper]
  • Win Pa Pa, Ye Kyaw Thu, Andrew Finch and Eiichiro Sumita, "A Study of Statistical Machine Translation Methods for Under Resourced Languages", 5th Workshop on Spoken Language Technologies for Under-resourced Languages (SLTU Workshop), 09-12 May, 2016, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Procedia Computer Science, Volume 81, 2016, pp. 250–257. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Andrew Finch, Win Pa Pa, Khin War War Htike and Eiichiro Sumita, "String to Tree and Tree to String Statistical Machine Translation for Myanmar Language", In Proceedings of ICCA2016, February 25-26, 2016, Yangon, Myanmar, pp.249-257. [Paper]
  • Chenchen Ding, Ye Kyaw Thu, Masao Utiyama and Eiichiro Sumita, "Parsing Myanmar (Burmese) by Using Japanese as a Pivot", In Proceedings of ICCA2016, February 25-26, 2016, Yangon, Myanmar, pp.158-162. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Andrew Finch, Win Pa Pa, and Eiichiro Sumita, "A Large-scale Study of Statistical Machine Translation Methods for Myanmar Language", In Proceedings of SNLP2016, February 10-12, 2016, Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand. [Paper]

2015

  • Hay Mar Soe Naing, Aye Mya Hlaing, Win Pa Pa, Xinhui Hu, Ye Kyaw Thu, Chiori Hori and Hisashi Kawai, "A Myanmar Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition System", In Proceedings of APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC 2015), December 16–19, 2015, Hong Kong, pp. 320-327. [Paper]
  • Vichet Chea, Ye Kyaw Thu, Chenchen Ding, Masao Utiyama, Andrew Finch and Eiichiro Sumita, "Khmer Word Segmentation Using Conditional Random Fields", In Khmer Natural Language Processing 2015 (KNLP2015), December 4, 2015, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. [Paper] [Slide]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Vichet Chea, Andrew Finch, Masao Utiyama and Eiichiro Sumita, "A Large-scale Study of Statistical Machine Translation Methods for Khmer Language", 29th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation, October 30 - November 1, 2015, Shanghai, China, pp. 259-269. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Win Pa Pa, Jinfu Ni, Yoshinori Shiga, Andrew Finch, Chiori Hori, Hisashi Kawai, Eiichiro Sumita, "HMM Based Myanmar Text to Speech System", In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2015), September 6-10, 2015, Dresden, Germany, pp. 2237-2241. [Paper]
  • Win Pa Pa, Ye Kyaw Thu, Andrew Finch, Eiichiro Sumita, "Word Boundary Identification for Myanmar Text Using Conditional Random Fields", In Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computing, August 26-28, 2015, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 447-456. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Win Pa Pa, Andrew Finch, Jinfu Ni, Eiichiro Sumita and Chiori Hori, 2015, "The Application of Phrase Based Statistical Machine Translation Techniques to Myanmar Grapheme to Phoneme Conversion", In Proceedings of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics Conference (PACLING 2015), May 19~21, 2015, Legian, Bali, Indonesia, pp. 170-176. [Paper] (revised paper has been published in Springer Communication in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), ISSN:1865-0929, pp. 238-250)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Win Pa Pa, Andrew Finch, Aye Mya Hlaing, Hay Mar Soe Naing, Eiichiro Sumita and Chiori Hori, "Syllable Pronunciation Features for Myanmar Grapheme to Phoneme Conversion", In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2015), February 5~6, 2015, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 161-167. [Paper] [Best Paper Award]
  • Chenchen Ding, Ye Kyaw Thu, Eiichiro Sumita and Yoshinori Sagisaka, "Transcribing Chinese into Myanmar (Burmese) Script", Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2015), February 5~6, 2015, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 174-180. [Paper]

2014

  • Chenchen Ding, Ye Kyaw Thu, Masao Utiyama, Andrew Finch, Eiichiro Sumita, "Empirical Dependency-Based Head Finalization for Statistical Chinese-, English-, and French-to-Myanmar (Burmese) Machine Translation", Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT 2014), December 4~5, 2014, Lake Tahoe, USA, pp.184-191. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Andrew Finch, Eiichiro Sumita and Yoshinori Sagisaka, "Integrating Dictionaries into an Unsupervised Model for Myanmar Word Segmentation", Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on South and Southeast Asian NLP (WSSANLP 2014), 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014), August 23-29, 2014, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 20-27. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Andrew Finch, Akihiro Tamura, Eiichiro Sumita and Yoshinori Sagisaka, “Factored Machine Translation for Myanmar to English, Japanese and Vice Versa”, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2014), February 17~18, 2014, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 171-177. [Paper]

2013

  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Andrew Finch, Eiichiro Sumita, Yoshinori Sagisaka, "Unsupervised and Semi-supervised Myanmar Word Segmentation Approaches for Statistical Machine Translation", Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium on Natural Language Processing (SNLP 2013), October 28~30, 2013, Phuket, Thailand, pp. 47-54. [Paper], [ Special Award, Emerging]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Andrew Finch, Eiichiro Sumita, Yoshinori Sagisaka, "A Purely Monotonic Approach to Machine Translation for Similar Languages", Proceedings of International Conference on Asian Language Processing 2013 (IALP 2013), August 17~19, 2013, Urumqi, China, pp. 107-110. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Andrew Finch, Yoshinori Sagisaka and Eiichiro Sumita, "A Study of Myanmar Word Segmentation Schemes for Statistical Machine Translation", Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2013), February 26~27, 2013, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 167-179. [Paper]

2012

  • Nu Nan Dar Lin, Ye Kyaw Thu, Mitsuji MATSUMOTO and Yoshiyori URANO, "Building Myanmar, Myanmar Sign and Japanese Language Dictionary Based on Ontology", Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2012), February 28~29, 2012, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 629-633.
  • Bilesanmi Yusuf Oladipupo, Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, “Managing Blackout in Off-grid Communities through Time Based Energy Allocation Model”, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2012), February 28~29, 2012, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 153-158.

2011

  • Nu Nan Dar Lin, Ye Kyaw Thu, Mitsuji MATSUMOTO and Yoshiyori URANO, "Survey on Ontology Languages", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2011), May 5~6, 2011, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 260-267.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, and Yoshiyori URANO, "Grapheme Cluster Segmentation Tool for Myanmar Text Based on Positional Prediction Text Input Concept", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2011), May 5~6, 2011, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 67-76.

2010

  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Sai Aung Win Maung and Yoshiyori URANO, "Direct Keyboard Mapping (DKM) for Myanmar Fingerspelling Text Input", Proceedings of the IADIS International Conferences, Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2010 and Game and Entertainment Technologies 2010, July 28~30, 2010, Freiburg, Germany, pp. 267-275. [Paper]

2009

  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "A Comparison of Myanmar PC Keyboard Layouts", Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Natural Language Processing (SNLP 2009), October 20~22, 2009, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 15-20. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Romanized Myanmar Language Handwriting Text Input Interface for Non-natives", Proceedings of the Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2009 and Game and Entertainment Technologies 2009 (IHCI 2009), June 17~23, 2009, Algarve, Portugal, pp. 121-128. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Shrestha PRADYUMNA and Yoshiyori URANO, "Analysis on Possible Combinations of Vowels with a Consonant of Nepali", Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2009), February 26~27, 2009, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 17-23.

2008

  • Ouk Phavy, Ye Kyaw Thu and Mitsuji MATSUMOTO, "Khmer Word-based Predictive Non-QWERTY Soft Keyboard in Stylus-based Devices", Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC 2008), September 15~19, 2008, Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany, pp. 225-232. [Paper]
  • Phavy Ouk, Ye Kyaw Thu, Mitsuji MATSUMOTO and Yoshiyori URANO, "A Word-Based Predictive Text Entry Method for Khmer Language", Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, July 13~15, 2008, Las Vegas, USA, pp. 214-219. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Ouk Phavy and Yoshiyori URANO, "Positional Gesture for Advanced Smart Terminals: Simple Gesture Text Input for Syllabic Scripts Like Myanmar, Khmer and Bangla", Proceedings of the first ITU-T Kaleidoscope Academic Conference, May 12~13, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 77-84. [Paper], [Young Author Recognition Certificate],
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Positional Prediction: Consonant Cluster Prediction Text Entry Method for Burmese (Myanmar Language)", Extended Abstracts of the 26th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2008), April 5~10, 2008, Florence, Italy, pp. 3783-3788. [Paper], [2nd Prize for CHI08 Student Research Competition and 3rd Prize for ACM Student Research Competition Grand Final]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Ouk Phavy and Yoshiyori URANO, "Positional Mapping Software Keyboard for Syllabic Scripts (Study with Bangla and Khmer Languages)", Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2008), February 14~15, 2008, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 150-157.

2007

  • MD. Monzur Morshed, Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Frequency Based Two–Layer Multitap Bangla Input Method for Mobile Phones", Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT 2007), December 27~29, 2007, United International University (UIU), Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh, pp. 313-319. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Positional Mapping: Keyboard Mapping Based on Characters Writing Positions for Mobile Devices", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI 2007), November 12~15, 2007, Nagoya, Japan, pp. 110-117. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Positional Mapping Myanmar Text Input Scheme for Mobile Devices", Proceedings of the International Conference on Human Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI 07), September 9~12, 2007, Singapore Polytechnic Auditorium, Singapore, pp. 153-160. [Paper], [Best Paper Award]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Positional Mapping Multi–tap for Myanmar Language", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction (HCI International 2007), July 22~27, 2007, Beijing International Convention Center, Beijing, P.R.China, Part 2, pp. 486-495. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Selection Based Myanmar Text Input Interfaces: (Proposal of Dividing All Myanmar Characters into 6 Groups)", Proceedings of the 2nd IASTED International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (IASTED-HCI 2007), March 14~16, 2007, Chamonix, France, pp. 154-159. [Paper]
  • Achmad Rully, Agung Untoro, Tetsuo Fujisaki, Hidehiro Kanemitsu, Ye Kyaw Thu, Yoshiyori Urano, Yuki Umezawa and Yosuke Uchiyama, "Wireless LAN and power line communication platform for e-learning multimedia system in underdeveloped area in Lombok Island", Proceedings of the 6th WSEAS International Conference on Electronics, Hardware, Wireless and Optical Communications, February 16~19, 2007, Corfu Island, Greece, pp. 23-27. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Selection Based Myanmar Text Input Interfaces for Small Screen Computing Devices", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2007), February 8~9, 2007, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 215-222.

2006

  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Query Interfaces for Retrieving Myanmar Language Digital Resources", Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Digital Libraries (ICDL 2006), December 5~8, 2006, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India, pp. 53-65.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Text Entry for Myanmar Language SMS: Proposal of 3 Possible Input Methods, Simulation and Analysis", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2006), February 23 ~24, 2006, Yangon, Myanmar, pp. 199-207.

Special Interest Group (SIG) Symposium

  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "MyTap and M9: Comparison of Two Existing Methods for Myanmar Mobile Phone Text Input", the 133rd Human Computer Interaction Symposium, May 15~16, 2009, Ishikawa, Japan, IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2009-HCI-133. (online publication), [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "A Comparison of Myanmar PC Keyboard Layouts", the 131st Human Computer Interaction Symposium, Jan 26~27, 2009, Yufuin Kouminkan, Yufuincho, Oita, Japan, IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2009-HCI-131, pp. 15-21. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "LRUDC (Left, Right, Up, Down and Center) Button for Myanmar Language Software Keyboard", the 128th Human Computer Interaction Symposium, May 28~29, 2008, Translational Research Informatics Center (TRI), Kobe, Japan, IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2008-HCI-128, pp. 159-164. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Ouk Phavy, Yoshiyori URANO and Mitsuji MATSUMOTO, "Positional Prediction for Khmer Language (Cluster Predictive Text Entry Method in Mobile Devices)", IIEEJ 4th Mobile Image Research Meeting, March 4, 2008, International Conference Center, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 5-10.
  • Ouk Phavy, Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Two Keystrokes Text Entry Method for Khmer Mobile Phones", the 127th Human Computer Interaction Symposium, January 31~February 1, 2008, Faculty Club (Gakushi Kaikan), Hiroshima University, Higashi Hiroshima, Japan, IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2008-HCI-127, pp. 123-130. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Ouk Phavy and Yoshiyori URANO, "Positional Gesture: Simple Gesture Text Input for Khmer", the 127th Human Computer Interaction Symposium, January 31~February 1, 2008, Faculty Club (Gakushi Kaikan), Hiroshima University, Higashi Hiroshima, Japan, IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2008-HCI-127, pp. 115-122. [Paper]
  • MD. Monzur Morshed, Ye Kyaw Thu, Yoshiyori URANO, "A Proposal of Reduced Keystroke Multitap Input Model for Bangla Short Message Service", the 121st Human Interface Symposium, November 21~22, 2006, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NiCT), Kyoto, Japan, IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2006-HI-121, pp. 43-49. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Lookup Interfaces for Myanmar Electronic Dictionaries", the 121st Human Interface Symposium, November 21~22, 2006, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NiCT), Kyoto, Japan, IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2006-HI-121, pp. 75-82. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, “Development of Romanized Input Methods for Myanmar Language Short Messaging Service (SMS): Comparison with Multitap Input Method, Simulation and Analysis”, the 117th Human Interface Symposium, January 13, 2006, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan, IPSJ SIG Technical Reports, 2006-HI-117, pp. 33-40. [Paper]

Local Conference

  • Takuya Ishida, Kazuma Yamamoto, Naoto Iwahashi, Ye Kyaw Thu, Tomoaki Nakamura, Takayuki Nagai, Takeo Kunishima, "Learning Objects and Words through Natural Conversation" (雑談を通した物体と単語の学習), JSAI-2017, May 23~26, Aichi prefecture, Nagoya, Japan (In Japanese). [Paper]
  • Kaisei Fukai, Gosuke Takei, Kenta Takabuchi, Naoto Iwahashi, Ye Kyaw Thu, Takeo Kunishima, "Recognition of Reference-Point-Dependent Motions Using LRCN" (LRCNによる参照点に依存した動作の認識), JSAI-2017, May 23~26, Aichi prefecture, Nagoya, Japan (in Japanese).
  • Kazuma Yamamoto, Takuya Ishida, Naoto Iwahashi, Ye Kyaw Thu, Takeo Kunishima, "Symbol Grounding in Human-Robot Dialogs using Visual and Linguistic Cues", Human-Agent Interaction Symposium 2016, Dec 3~4, 2016, Tokyo, Japan, P-36. [Paper]
  • Hay Mar Soe Naing, Ye Kyaw Thu, Win Pa Pa, Hiroaki Kato, Andrew Finch, Eiichiro Sumita, Chiori Hori. "Rule Based Katakana to Myanmar Transliteration for Post-editing Machine Translation", 言語処理学会第21回年次大会 発表論文集, March 16~21, 2015, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 257-260. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Akihiro Tamura, Andrew Finch, Eiichiro Sumita, Yoshinori Sagisaka, "Unsupervised POS Tagging of Low Resource Language for Machine Translation", 言語処理学会 第20回年次大会講演論文集, March 17~21, 2014, Sapporo, Hokkaido, pp. 590-593. [Paper]
  • Bilesanmi Yusuf Oladipupo, Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "User Defined Smart Grid Solution; addressing the challenges faced in off grid communities that rely on renewable energy through Time Based Energy Allocation Model", Proceedings of the 74th IPSJ National Conference, March 6~8, 2012, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Aichi, Japan, pp. 3-365 to 3-366. [Paper]
  • Nu Nan Dar Lin, Sai Aung Win Maung, Ye Kyaw Thu, Mitsuji Matsumoto and Yoshiyori Urano, "Implementation of Japanese to Myanmar Online-Dictionary By Using Web Ontology Language (OWL)", Proceedings of the 2011 IEICE Society Conference, September 13~16, 2011, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, pp. S-78 to S-79. [Paper]
  • Huotely YIN, Ye Kyaw Thu, and Yoshiyori URANO, "New Khmer Handwriting Text Input Interface: Handwriting and Positional Prediction", Proceedings of the 2009 IEICE Society Conference, September 15~18, 2009, Niigata University, Niigata, Japan, pp. S-133 to S-134. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Jackchai Butsrikui, Mitsuji MATSUMOTO and Yoshiyori URANO, "A Comparison of Thai Mobile Phone Keypad Mappings", Proceedings of the Forum on Information Technology (FIT 2009), September 2~4, 2009, Tohoku Institute of Technology, Sendai, Japan, pp. 461 to 464. [Paper]
  • Chinzorig Sashka, Ye Kyaw Thu, and Yoshiyori URANO, "Personalized review based recommendation system for tourism domain", Proceedings of the 2009 IEICE General Conference, March 17~20, 2009, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, pp. 95. [Paper]
  • Huotely YIN, Ye Kyaw Thu, and Yoshiyori URANO, "Online Khmer Handwriting Character Recognition by employing Nearest Neighbor and DTW Algorithms", Proceedings of the 2009 IEICE General Conference, March 17~20, 2009, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, pp. S-47 to S-48. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Shrestha PRADYUMNA and Yoshiyori URANO, “PP_Clickwheel: Positional Prediction Nepali Text Input Interface with Clickwheel”, Proceedings of the 2009 IEICE General Conference, March 17~20, 2009, Ehime University, Matsuyama, Japan, pp. S-49 to S-50. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "RomanPP: Myanmar Text Typing with Consonants Romanization and Possible Vowel Combinations Prediction with 4 Directional Arrow Keys", Proceedings of the 71st IPSJ National Conference, March 10~12, 2009, Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan, pp. 4-17 to 4-18. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Positional Prediction Software Keyboard Layout for Myanmar PDA", Proceedings of the 2008 IEICE Society Conference, September 16~19, 2008, Meiji University, Kawasaki, Japan, pp. S-155 to S-156. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Analysis on Four Directional Arrow Keys (4DAK) and Left, Right, Up, Down and Center (LRUDC) Button Text Input Interfaces for Myanmar Language", Proceedings of the Forum on Information Technology (FIT 2008), September 2~4, 2008, Keio University, Fujisawa, Japan, pp. 31 to 34. [Paper]
  • Ouk Phavy, Ye Kyaw Thu, Mitsuji Matsumoto and Yoshiyori URANO, "Cluster Predictive Text Entry Method in Mobile Phone for Khmer Language", Proceedings of the 2008 IEICE General Conference, March 18~21, 2008, Kitakyushu Science and Research Park, Kitakyushu, Japan, BS-3-9, pp. S-26 to S-27. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Romanization with Vowel Positional Information: New Romanized Text Input Concept for Burmese (Myanmar Language)", Proceedings of the 2008 IEICE General Conference, March 18~21, 2008, Kitakyushu Science and Research Park, Kitakyushu, Japan, pp. BS-3-8, S-24 to S-25. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Myanmar Text Typing with Numeric Keypad (Applying the concept of Positional Mapping)", Proceedings of the 70th IPSJ National Conference, March 13~15, 2008, Tsukuba University, Tsukuba, Japan, pp. 4-1 to 4-2. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, MD. Monzur Morshed and Yoshiyori URANO, "Positional Mapping for Bangla Mobile Phone", Proceedings of the Forum on Information Technology (FIT 2007), September 5~7, 2007, Chukyo University, Toyota, Japan, pp. 427-430. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Myanmar Text Input Interface for Personal Digital Assistant (PDA): Applying the concept of Dividing All Myanmar Characters into 6 Groups:", Proceedings of the 2007 IEICE General Conference, March 20~23, 2007, Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan, pp. S-105 to S-106. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Developing Efficient Input Methods for Myanmar Language SMS", Proceedings of the 2005 IEICE Communications Society Conference, September 20~23, 2005, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, Transactions of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) 2005, B-17-5, pp. 624. [Paper]

Workshop

  • Hnin Wai Wai Hlaing, Ye Kyaw Thu, Swe Zin Moe, Hlaing Myat Nwe, Ni Htwe Aung, Hnin Aye Thant, Nandar Win Min, "Statistical Machine Translation between Myanmar Written Text and Myanmar SignWriting", at 8th Workshop on Natural Language Processing, ICCA2018, Yangon, Myanmar (22nd Feb 2018)
  • Ni Htwe Aung, Ye Kyaw Thu, Swe Zin Moe, Hlaing Myat Nwe, Hnin Wai Wai Hlaing, Su Su Maung, "Image Classification Experiments on Myanmar Sign Language Fingerspelling", at 8th Workshop on Natural Language Processing, ICCA2018, Yangon, Myanmar (22nd Feb 2018)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Natural Language Processing (NLP) for Foreign Language Learning", at 8th Workshop on Natural Language Processing, ICCA2018, Yangon, Myanmar (22nd Feb 2018)
  • Swe Zin Moe, Ye Kyaw Thu, Hnin Aye Thant and Nandar Win Min, "Corpus Building for Machine Translation between Myanmar Sign Language and Myanmar Written Text", at 7th Workshop on Natural Language and Speech Processing, ICCA2017, Yangon, Myanmar (16th Feb 2017)[Poster ver 1.1]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Parsing with Little Languages", at 7th Workshop on Natural Language and Speech Processing, ICCA2017, Yangon, Myanmar (16th Feb 2017)
  • Khin War War Htike, Ye Kyaw Thu, Zuping Zhang, Win Pa Pa, Yoshinori Sagisaka and Naoto Iwahashi, "Comparison of Six POS Tagging Methods on 10K Sentences Myanmar POS Tagged Corpus", at 7th Workshop on Natural Language and Speech Processing, ICCA2017, Yangon, Myanmar (16th Feb 2017)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Myanmar Word Representations in Vector Space", at 6th Natural Language Processing Workshop, ICCA2016, Feb 25~26, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Web Sign Language Dictionary Building for Myanmar Sign Language", Joint Workshop on Natural Language and Speech Recognition, the 10th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2012), Feb 28~29, 2012, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Software Assisting Tools In Teaching And Learning for Myanmar Students With Visual Disabilities", GII-GITS Workshop on NLP and ICT 2011 (a part of GITS/GITI Research Festival 2011), October 7, 2011, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan, pp. 57-63.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Software Assisting Tools In Teaching And Learning for Myanmar Students With Visual Disabilities", Language and Speech Science Research Laboratories, Technical Report (a part of GITS/GITI Research Festival 2011), October 5, 2011, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Direct Keyboard Mapping (DKM) Layout for Myanmar Fingerspelling Text Input (Study with Developed Fingerspelling Font "mmFingerspelling.ttf")", Joint Workshop of Natural Language and Speech Recognition, the 9th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2011), May 5~6, 2011, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Software Assisting Tools in Teaching and Learning for Myanmar Students with Hearing and Visual Disabilities", Tsinghua University & GITS Joint Workshop, March 12, 2011, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Positional Prediction Text Input Interfaces for Asian Syllabic Languages", Language and Speech Science Research Laboratories, Technical Report (a part of GITS/GITI Research Festival 2010), October 13, 2010, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Jackchai Butsrikui, Ye Kyaw Thu, Mitsuji MATSUMOTO and Yoshiyori URANO, "Analysis on Possible Combinations of a Consonant with Vowels and Tone Marks for Thai", Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Asian Languages (a part of GITS/GITI Research Festival 2009), October 8, 2009, Waseda University, Honjo, Japan, pp. 31-38.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, “Prototyping with “Pictures & Mobile Devices”: a Rapid Prototyping Technique for Mobile User Interfaces”, Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Asian Languages (a part of GITS/GITI Research Festival 2009), October 8, 2009, Waseda University, Honjo, Japan, pp. 46-53.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, “Introduction to Concepts of Positional Mapping (PM) and Positional Prediction (PP) for Asian Syllabic Languages Mobile Devices”, Global Information and Telecommunication Open Research Paper Reading (GITS/GITI Workshop 2008), October 8, 2008, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. [Japanese]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Selection Based Myanmar Text Entry Using Game Pads", Global Information and Telecommunication Open Research Paper Reading (GITS/GITI Workshop 2006), October 18, 2006, Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies (GITS), Waseda University, Honjo, Japan, pp. 12-13.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "Development of Efficient Input Methods for Myanmar Language SMS", Global Information and Telecommunication Open Research Paper Reading (GITS/GITI Workshop 2005), October 19, 2005, Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication Studies (GITS), Waseda University, Honjo, Japan, pp. 4-5.

Article and Essay

  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Prototyping with Pictures and Mobile Devices (PicMobi): A Rapid Prototyping Technique for Mobile User Interfaces", The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Fifth series, volume 2, 2010, pp. 129-136.
  • イェ チョウ トゥ「テレビから学ぶ日本」Sekiguchi Global Research Association (SGRA) かわらばん2010, エッセイ243
  • Link: http://www.aisf.or.jp/sgra/active/sgra/2010/1715/

Doctoral Student Conference, Doctoral Symposium and PhD Academy

  • Ye Kyaw Thu, “Software Assisting Tools in Teaching And Learning For Myanmar Students with Visual Disabilities (Research in Progress)”, Proceedings of the 12th APRU Doctoral Students Conference, July 4~7, 2011, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, (CD-ROM)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, “Development of Fingerspelling Font for Myanmar Deaf Education”, Proceedings of the 11th APRU Doctoral Students Conference, July 12~16, 2010, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia. (CD-ROM)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Development of Myanmar Fingerspelling Text Input Methods (Work in Progress)", International DADD-PhD Academy on Multimodal Human-Machine Interaction in Different Application Scenarios, February 15~27, 2010, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Romanization Based Text Input Interfaces of Asian Syllabic Languages for Non-Natives", Proceedings of the 10th APRU Doctoral Students Conference (APRU-DSC 2009), July 6~10, 2009, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. (CD-ROM)
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Common and User-Friendly Text Input Interfaces for Asian Syllabic Languages on Mobile Devices", Adjunct Proceeding of the 21st annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2008), October 19~22, 2008, Monterey, California, USA, pp. 27-30. [Paper]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Common and User-Friendly Text Input Interfaces for Asian Syllabic Languages on Mobile Devices", International DADD-PhD Summer Academy on Multimodal Human-Machine Interaction in Different Application Scenarios, August 25~September 10, 2008, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, pp. 191-217.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Positional Mapping, Positional Gesture and Positional Prediction for Syllabic Languages: Study with Myanmar, Bangla and Khmer", Proceedings of the 9th APRU Doctoral Students Conference, July 14~18, 2008, Far Eastern National University (FENU or FEFU), Vladivostok, Russia. (CD-ROM)

Poster

  • Hlaing Myat Nwe, Ye Kyaw Thu, Hnin Wai Wai Hlaing, Swe Zin Moe, Ni Htwe Aung, Hnin Aye Thant, Nandar Win Min, "Two Fingerspelling Keyboard layouts for Myanmar SignWriting", International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017, 3 Dec. 2017, Wilson Hotel, No.31(E), Yangon-Mandalay Main Road, Maha Aung Myay Township, Mandalay, Myanmar. Demo and [Poster]
  • Swe Zin Moe, Hnin Wai Wai Hlaing, Ye Kyaw Thu, Hlaing Myat Nwe, Ni Htwe Aung, Hnin Aye Thant, Nandar Win Min, "မြန်မာ လက်သင်္ကေတပြဘာသာစကား မှ မြန်မာစကားပြောစာကြောင်းသို့ ကွန်ပျူတာသုံး ဘာသာပြန် သုတေသန", International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017, 3 Dec. 2017, Wilson Hotel, No.31(E), Yangon-Mandalay Main Road, Maha Aung Myay Township, Mandalay, Myanmar. Demo and [Poster]
  • Khin War War Htike, Ye Kyaw Thu, Zuping Zhang, Win Pa Pa, Yoshinori Sagisaka and Naoto Iwahashi, "Comparison of Six POS Tagging Methods on 10K Sentences Myanmar Language (Burmese) POS Tagged Corpus", at 18th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing (CICLing 2017), April 17~23, 2017, Budapest, Hungary. [Poster] [myPOS Corpus]
  • Swe Zin Moe, Ye Kyaw Thu, Hnin Aye Thant and Nandar Win Min, "Corpus Building for Machine Translation between Myanmar Sign Language and Myanmar Written Text", at 7th Workshop on Natural Language and Speech Processing, ICCA2017, Yangon, Myanmar (16th Feb 2017) [Poster ver1.1]
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "Font and Keyboard Layout for Myanmar Fingerspelling", 70th Anniversary of Research Institute for Science and Engineering Waseda University poster section, July 5~30, 2010, Nishi waseda campus, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, YIN Huotely and Yoshiyori URANO, “Romanized Khmer Language Handwriting Interface for Non-Natives”, Interaction 2009, March 5~6, 2009, National Institute of Informatics (NII), Tokyo, Japan.

Demo

  • Swe Zin Moe, Hlaing Myat Nwe, Hnin Wai Wai Hlaing, Ye Kyaw Thu, Hnin Aye Thant, Nandar Win Min, "Myanmar Sign Language (MSL) Corpus for Emergency Domain", PACLING2017 conference, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, "VoiceTra App", the 14th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA 2016), Feb 25~26, 2016, Yangon, Myanmar.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Win Pa Pa, Aye Mya Hlaing, Hay Mar Soe Naing, Eiichiro Sumita, "Myanmar Language Machine Translation Demo", Myanmar Festival (ミャンマー祭り), Oct 18~19, 2014, Zojoji, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Sai Aung Win Maung, Mitsuji MATSUMOTO and Yoshiyori URANO, “Software Assisting Tools in Teaching and Learning for Myanmar Students with Hearing and Visual Disabilities”, 7th IEEE Tokyo Young Researcher Workshop, November 20, 2010, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu and Yoshiyori URANO, "RomanPP Handwriting: Myanmar Language Text Input Interface for Non-natives", 72nd National Convention of IPSJ, March 9~11, 2010, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Ye Kyaw Thu, Jackchai Butsrikui, Yoshiyori URANO and Mitsuji MATSUMOTO, “Romanization Based Asian Syllabic Languages Text Input Prototypes for Non-Natives”, 3rd International Universal Communication Symposium (IUCS 2009), December 3~4, 2009, National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, Tokyo, Japan.

Volunteer Activities