KAWASE Akihiro
Faculty of Culture and Information Science Department of Culture and Information Science
Associate Professor
Last Updated :2021/10/23

Researcher Profile and Settings

Profile and Settings

  • Profile

    Akihiro Kawase is a researcher at the Department of Corpus Studies, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan. He received Ph.D. in cognitive science from the Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 2011.
    His researches are related to human perception of music. He is engaged in extracting musical concepts from both musical data and catalogued texts for music criticism using statistical techniques and natural language processing techniques. He is also a member of the Society for Japanese Folk Music (SJFM), as well as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors since 2013.

Research Interests

  • database
  • XML
  • ethnomusicology
  • tetrachord theory
  • language resource
  • traditional Japanese folk songs
  • music cognition
  • corpus linguistics
  • music information processing

Research Areas

  • Humanities & social sciences/Library/information science, humanistic/social informatics
  • Informatics/Sensitivity (kansei) informatics
  • Humanities & social sciences/Cognitive sciences

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Culture and Information Science, Doshisha University, 2016/04 - Today
  • Joint Researcher, Center for Integrated Area Studies, Kyoto University, 2014/04 - Today
  • Project Researcher, Department of Corpus Studies, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, 2011 - Today

Academic Degrees

  • 博士(工学), 東京工業大学

Association Memberships

  • Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
  • JAPAN SOCIETY OF INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE
  • JAPANESE COGNITIVE SCIENCE SOCIETY
  • THE SOCIETY FOR JAPANESE FOLK MUSIC

Awards & Honors

  • Best Paper Award
    Sep. 2017, Culture and Computing 2017
  • Award for Research
    Oct. 2014, National institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
  • DH 2014: ADHO Bursary Award
    Jul. 2014, The Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations, Digital Humanities 2014
  • PNC 2013 & Jinmon-com (IPSJ SIG-SH) Joint Meeting Gold Prize
    Dec. 2013, Information Processing Society of Japan
  • Best Presentation Awards
    Sep. 2012, Japan Society of Kansei Engineering
  • Seiichi Tejima Award/Seiichi Tejima Prize
    Feb. 2012, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Published Papers

  • Clarification of boundaries and criteria for periodization in Beethoven's career
    Daisuke Miki, Akihiro Kawase
    Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference 2020: JADH2020, 60 - 64, Nov. 2020, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Comparative analysis of rhythms in Japanese folk songs
    Akihiro Kawase
    Digital Humanities 2020: DH2020, Jul. 2020, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Development of indices for the regionalcomparative analysis of musical compositions, focusing on rhythm
    Akihiro Kawase, Mitsuru Tamatani
    Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the International Federation of Classification Societies: IFCS2019, Aug. 2019, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Extracting drum patterns in traditional folk somgs among East Japan,
    Akihiro Kawase, Miku Kuwahara
    Digital Humanities 2019: DH2019, Jul. 2019, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Classification of Osamu Dazai's works based on part-of-speech bigrams and usage of commas,
    Naoko Oshiro, Mingzhe Jin, Akihiro Kawase, Hao Sun
    Digital Humanities Austria 2018: DHa2018, Nov. 2018, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Quantitative analysis of rhythm patterns of traditional Japanese folk songs from eastern districts,
    Akihiro Kawase, Miku Kuwahara
    Digital Humanities Austria 2018: DHa2018,, Nov. 2018, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Comparisons of pitch intervals in Japanese popular songs from 1868 to 2010,
    Akihiro Kawase
    Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference 2018: JADH2018, Sep. 2018, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Counting the traditional Japanese musical scales: Analyzing folk songs from Chugoku and Kyushu districts,
    Akihiro Kawase
    Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference 2017: JADH2017, Sep. 2017, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Exploring the historical transition of tonality changes in Japanese popular songs using KeyScape,
    Akihiro Kawase
    6th Conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, Aug. 2017, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Regional classification of traditional Japanese folk songs from southwest regions,
    Akihiro Kawase
    Annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Conference 2017: DH2017, Aug. 2017, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Melodic structure analysis of traditional Japanese folk songs from Shikoku district,
    Akihiro Kawase
    Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference 2016: JADH2016, Sep. 2016, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Regional classification of traditional Japanese folk songs from the chugoku district,
    Akihiro Kawase
    Annual Conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations 2016: DH2016, Jul. 2016, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Extracting the musical schemas of traditional Japanese folk songs from the Kyushu district,
    Akihiro Kawase
    4th International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition: ICMPC14, Jul. 2016, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • "Quantitative analysis of dissonance in solo piano works: Extracting characteristics of Debussy and J.S. Bach,
    Kanzawa, A, Kawase, A, Murai, H, Inohara, T
    Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference 2015: JADH2015, Sep. 2015, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Quantitative analysis of traditional Japanese folk songs in Kyushu region,
    Akihiro Kawase
    Japanese Association for Digital Humanities Conference 2015: JADH2015, Sep. 2015, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Formation of an art concept: A case study using quantitative analysis of a contemporary artist’s interview data,
    Kikuko Takagi, Akihiro Kawase, Yokochi Sawako, Takeshi Okada
    The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society 2015, Jul. 2015, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • The characteristics of personae observed within Toraakirabon Kyogen scripts: Extracting conceptual words using quantitative analysis,
    Akihiro Kawase
    Digital Humanities 2015: DH2015, Jul. 2015, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Formation of an art concept:A case study using metrical analysis of a contemporary artist’s interview data
    Kikuko Takagi, Akihiro Kawase, Takeshi Okada, Sachiko Yokochi
    Cognitive Studies, 22(2), Jun. 2015, Japanese, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • Problems in Encoding Documents of Early Modern Japanese
    Akihiro Kawase, Ichimura Taro, Toshinobu Ogiso
    Digital Humanities 2014(DH2014), Jul. 2014, English, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • 日本民謡の大規模音楽コーパスを用いた旋律の構造抽出
    Akihiro Kawase
    国立国語研究所論集, 7121 - 150, May 2014, Japanese, Research paper (bulletin of university, research institution)
  • 『虎明本狂言集』における会話文の計量分析
    Akihiro Kawase, Taro Ichimura, Toshinobu Ogiso
    言語処理学会第20回年次大会, B4-1662 - 665, Mar. 2014, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • Central Concepts within Opinions of The Taiyo Magazine: Quantitative Analysis on Modern Written Japanese
    KAWASE Akihiro, OGISO Toshinobu
    Joho Chishiki Gakkaishi, Japan Society of Information and Knowledge, 24(2)230 - 237, 2014, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • Problems in TEI P5 Encoding on Colloquial Japanese Documents of the Early Modern Period
    Akihiro Kawase
    人文科学とコンピュータシンポジウム 「じんもんこん2013」(IPSJ SIG-CH/PNC/ECAI/CIAS Joint Symposium), 7 - 12, Dec. 2013, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • 明治維新以降における日本での流行歌の構造分析
    Tatsuya Takakiwa, Akihiro Kawase, Hajime Murai, Akifumi Tokosumi
    第100回音楽情報科学研究会(SIGMUS), Sep. 2013, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • 『今昔物語集』のテキスト整形
    Yumi Fujiike, Akihiro Kawase, Rurie Iwasaki
    国立国語研究所第4回コーパス日本語学ワークショップ, 125 - 134, Sep. 2013, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • Construction and Verification of the Scale Detection Method for Traditional Japanese Music: A Method Based on Pitch Sequence of Musical Scales
    Akihiro Kawase
    International Journal of Affective Engineering, 12(2)309 - 315, Jun. 2013, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • 洒落本コーパスの構造化―仕様と事例の検討
    Taro Ichimura, Akihiro Kawase, Toshinobu Ogiso
    国立国語研究所第3回コーパス日本語学ワークショップ, Mar. 2013, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • 最先端の音楽音響研究における民謡研究の位置付け
    Akihiro Kawase
    日本民俗音楽学会 第26回大会, 9 , Dec. 2012, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • Structuring Colloquial Early Modern Japanese Text and Its Issues of Definition
    Taro Ichimura, Akihiro Kawase, Toshinobu Ogiso
    IPSJ SIG Notes, Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), 2012(1)1 - 8, 05 Oct. 2012, Japanese
  • 近世口語コーパスの構造化とその課題
    Taro Ichimura, Akihiro Kawase, Toshinobu Ogiso
    Oct. 2012, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • Extracting the Minimal Schema from Traditional Japanese, Chinese and German Folk Songs
    Akihiro Kawase
    34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Aug. 2012, English, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Musical Thoughts Behind Composer’s Writings
    Akifumi Tokosumi, Akihiro Kawase
    34th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Aug. 2012, English, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Verification of Scale Detection Method for Japanese Music Based on the Japanese Folk Song Corpus
    Akihiro Kawase
    International Conference on KANSEI Engineering and Emotion Research 2012, May 2012, English, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • 確率的方法による日本民謡と中国民謡の特徴比較
    Akihiro Kawase
    日本民俗音楽学会 第1回例会発表論文集, Mar. 2012, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • 日本民謡コーパスを用いた音階判別法の検証
    Akihiro Kawase
    第13回日本感性工学会大会(CD-ROM), F35, Sep. 2011, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • Regional Classification of Japanese Folk Songs: Classification Using Cluster Analysis
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    Kansei Engineering International Journal, 10(1)19 - 27, Sep. 2011, English, Research paper (scientific journal)
  • 音階の音程配列に着目した日本音楽の音階判別法
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    第6回日本感性工学会春季大会(CD-ROM), Mar. 2011, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
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    Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mar. 2011, Japanese, Doctoral thesis
  • 民俗音楽研究における計量的方法論の重要性
    Akihiro Kawase
    日本民俗音楽学会第24回大会, 19 , Dec. 2010, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • ネットワーク表現を用いた民謡の音楽的概念の比較
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    人文科学とコンピ ュータシンポジウム論文集, 111 - 118, Dec. 2010, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • 音楽認知研究に関する 近年の動向—計算機を用いた音楽構造抽出の研究
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    第12回日本感性工学会大会発表論文集, 2E1-1, Sep. 2010, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • Extracting Conceptual Features and Observing Relations for Composers from Music Criticisms
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    7th International Conference of Cognitive Science 2010, 281 - 282, Aug. 2010, English, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • 音楽評論論文にみる作曲家の感性的特徴—計量分析を用いた感性語の抽出
    Akihiro Kawase, Hajime Murai, Akifumi Tokosumi
    情報知識学会誌, 20(2)129 - 134, May 2010, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • Estimating the Minimum Structures of Musical Schemas from Traditional Japanese and Chinese Folk Songs
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    The KANSEI Engineering and Emotion Research International Conference 2010, 35, Mar. 2010, English, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • 音楽評論論文にみる概念構造の変遷—ネットワ ーク中心性を用いた音楽概念の抽出
    Akihiro Kawase, Murai Hajime, Akifumi Tokosumi
    情報知識学会誌, 19(2)138 - 143, May 2009, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • Estimating the Structures of Japanese Folk Songs Using a VLMC Model
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    The Sixth International Conference of Cognitive Science 2008, I-CI, Jul. 2008, English, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • Estimating the Structures of Intervallic Relations from Traditional Japanese Folk Songs
    Akihiro Kawase
    東京工業大学, Jul. 2008, English
  • 可変長マルコフ連鎖モデルを用いた日本民謡の構造推定
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    第2回エンターテイメントと認知科学シンポジウム, No.1-1, Mar. 2008, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • A Regional Classification of Japanese Folk Songs: Classification Based on Transition Probabilities of Tetrachords
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    International Conference on KANSEI Engineering and Emotion Research 2007, 258, Sep. 2007, English, Research paper (international conference proceedings)
  • 音高推移から見た日本民謡の地方的偏差と分類
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    第9回日本感性工学会大会発表論文集, G31, Aug. 2007, Japanese, Research paper (conference, symposium, etc.)
  • Quantitative Analysis of Traditional Folk Songs from Shikoku District
    Akihiro Kawase
    International Conference on Culture and Computing, Culture and Computing 2017, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017170 - 177, 19 Dec. 2017, English, Research paper (international conference proceedings)

Conference Activities & Talks

  • The Current Situation and Role of TEI:P5 as an XML Standard for the Corpus of Historical Japanese
    Akihiro Kawase
    Humanities Studies in the Digital Age and the Role of Buddhist Studies, Nov. 2013, English, Oral presentation (invited, special)
  • Problems of Structuring Share-bon Text
    Taro Ichimura, Akihiro Kawase
    International Workshop on TEI and Corpus of Historical Japanese, Sep. 2013, English, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • TEI Encoding on Colloquial Japanese Documents of Early Modern Period
    Akihiro Kawase, Taro Ichimura
    International Workshop on TEI and Corpus of Historical Japanese, Sep. 2013, English, Symposium, workshop panel (nominated)
  • 計量的方法論による日本民謡の文化的特徴の抽出
    Akihiro Kawase
    第90回NINJAL(国語研)サロン, May 2013, Japanese, Oral presentation (keynote)
  • 音階判別に関わる諸問題
    Akihiro Kawase
    日本民俗音楽学会第2回研究例会, Mar. 2013, Japanese, Oral presentation (general)
  • Introduction to Contemporary Music, Its Current Trend and Technology
    Akihiro Kawase
    東京工業大学, Nov. 2012, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • 音楽認知メカニズム解明に向けた最近の動向と日本民謡の地域性の解析
    Akihiro Kawase
    社会理工ランチョン・セミナー, Oct. 2010, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • 音楽認知メカニズム解明に向けた最近の動向と日本民謡の地域性の解析
    Akihiro Kawase
    日本感性工学会第12回大会, Oct. 2010, Japanese, Symposium, workshop panel (public)
  • Digital Humanities at King’s College London and Tokyo Tech
    Akihiro Kawase
    東京工業大学, Mar. 2010, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • Estimating the Structures of Intervallic Relations from Traditional Japanese Folk Songs
    Akihiro Kawase
    NTT・コミュニケーション科学基礎研究所, Oct. 2009, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • Cutting Edge of Digital Humanities
    Akihiro Kawase, Akira Kudo
    東京工業大学, Apr. 2009, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • Directions of Contemporary Music and Technology: An Experience at CCRMA
    Akihiro Kawase
    東京工業大学, Nov. 2008, Public lecture, seminar, tutorial, course, or other speech
  • 音高推移から見た日本民謡の地方的偏差と分類
    Akihiro Kawase, Akifumi Tokosumi
    第9回日本感性工学会大会発表論文集, Aug. 2007, Japanese