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Tomoyasu Nakano

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Senior Researcher at
Media Interaction Group,
Information Technology Research Institute (ITRI),
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).


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Journal Papers

  1. Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Tomoki Toda, Hironori Doi, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, and Satoshi Nakamura
    Improvements of Voice Timbre Control Based on Perceived Age in Singing Voice Conversion,
    IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol.E99-D, No.11, pp.2767-2777,
    November 2016.
  2. Tomoyasu Nakano, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, and Masataka Goto
    Musical Similarity and Commonness Estimation Based on Probabilistic Generative Models of Musical Elements,
    International Journal of Semantic Computing (IJSC), Vol.10, No.1, pp.27-52,
    March 2016.
    [PDF]
  3. Marti Umbert, Jordi Bonada, Masataka Goto, Tomoyasu Nakano, and Johan Sundberg
    Expression Control in Singing Voice Synthesis: Features, Approaches, Evaluation, and Challenges,
    IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Vol.32, No.6, pp.55-73,
    November 2015.
  4. Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Tomoki Toda, Hironori Doi, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Graham Neubig, Sakriani Sakti, and Satoshi Nakamura
    Voice Timbre Control Based on Perceived Age in Singing Voice Conversion,
    IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, Vol.E97-D, No.6, pp.1419-1428,
    June 2014.

International Conferences, Workshops, Symposiums

  1. Yuta Ojima, Tomoyasu Nakano Satoru Fukayama, Jun Kato, Masataka Goto, Katsutoshi Itoyama, and Kazuyoshi Yoshii
    A Singing Instrument for Real-Time Vocal-Part Arrangement of Music and Audio Signals,
    Proceedings of the 14th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2017), pp.559-563,
    July 2017.
  2. Kento Watanabe, Yuichiroh Matsubayashi, Kentaro Inui, Tomoyasu Nakano, Satoru Fukayama, and Masataka Goto
    LyriSys: An Interactive Support System for Writing Lyrics Based on Topic Transition,
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (ACM IUI 2017), pp.344-349,
    March 2017.
  3. Kento Watanabe, Yuichiroh Matsubayashi, Naho Orita, Naoaki Okazaki, Kentaro Inui, Satoru Fukayama, Tomoyasu Nakano, Smith Jordan, and Masataka Goto
    Modeling Discourse Segments in Lyrics Using Repeated Patterns ,
    Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2016), pp.1959-1969,
    December 2016.
  4. Tomoyasu Nakano and Masataka Goto
    LyricListPlayer: A Consecutive-Query-by-Playback Interface for Retrieving Similar Word Sequences from Different Song Lyrics,
    Proceedings of the 13th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2016), pp.344-349,
    August 2016.
    [PDF]
  5. Tomoyasu Nakano, Daichi Mochihashi, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, and Masataka Goto
    Musical Typicality: How Many Similar Songs Exist?,
    Proceedings of the 17th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2016), pp.695-701,
    August 2016.
    [PDF]
  6. Haruki Sato, Tatsunori Hirai, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, and Shigeo Morishima
    A Soundtrack Generation System to Synchronize the Climax of a Video Clip with Music,
    Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (IEEE ICME 2016), 6 pages,
    July 2016.
  7. Soichi Yamane, Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Tomoki Toda, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, and Satoshi Nakamura
    An Estimation Method of Voice Timbre Evaluation Values Using Feature Extraction with Gaussian Mixture Model Based on Reference Singer,
    Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (IEEE ICASSP 2016), pp.5265-5269,
    March 2016.
  8. Tomoyasu Nakano, Jun Kato, Masahiro Hamasaki, and Masataka Goto
    PlaylistPlayer: An Interface Using Multiple Criteria to Change the Playback Order of a Music Playlist,
    Proceedings of the 21st ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (ACM IUI 2016), pp.186-190,
    March 2016.
    [IUI'16- Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces]
  9. Tomoyasu Nakano, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, and Masataka Goto
    Musical Similarity and Commonness Estimation Based on Probabilistic Generative Models,
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2015), pp.197-204,
    December 2015.
    [PDF]
  10. Masataka Goto, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, and Tomoyasu Nakano
    Songle Widget: Making Animation and Physical Devices Synchronized with Music Videos on the Web,
    Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM 2015), pp.85-88,
    December 2015.
  11. Haruki Sato, Tatsunori Hirai, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, and Shigeo Morishima:
    A Music Video Authoring System Synchronizing Climax of Video Clips and Music via Rearrangement of Musical Bars,
    Proceedings of the 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques: ACM SIGGRAPH 2015 Posters, p.42:1,
    August 2015.
  12. Tatsunori Hirai, Yukara Ikemiya, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, and Shigeo Morishima
    Automatic Singing Voice to Music Video Generation via Mashup of Singing Video Clips,
    Proceedings of the 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2015), pp.153-159,
    July 2015.
  13. Jun Kato, Tomoyasu Nakano, and Masataka Goto
    TextAlive Online: Live Programming of Kinetic Typography Videos with Online Music,
    Proceedings of the First International Conference on Live Coding (ICLC 2015), pp.199-205,
    July 2015.
  14. Jun Kato, Tomoyasu Nakano, and Masataka Goto
    TextAlive: Integrated Design Environment for Kinetic Typography,
    Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015), pp.3403-3412,
    April 2015.
  15. Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Tomoki Toda, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Graham Neubig, Sakriani Sakti, and Satoshi Nakamura
    Gender-dependent Spectrum Differential Models for Perceived Age Control based on Direct Waveform Modification in Singing Voice Conversion,
    APSIPA (Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association) ASC (Annual Summit and Conference) 2014,
    December 2014.
  16. Shoto Sasaki, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, and Shigeo Morishima
    LyricsRadar: A Lyrics Retrieval System Based on Latent Topics of Lyrics,
    Proceedings of the 15th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2014),
    October 2014.
  17. Keita Tsuzuki, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Takeshi Yamada, and Shoji Makino
    Unisoner: An Interactive Interface for Derivative Chorus Creation from Various Singing Voices on the Web,
    Proceedings of the 40th International Computer Music Conference and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference (Joint ICMC SMC 2014 Conference), pp.790-797,
    September 2014.
  18. Ai Kanato, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, and Hideaki Kikuchi
    An Automatic Singing Impression Estimation Method Using Factor Analysis and Multiple Regression,
    Proceedings of the 40th International Computer Music Conference and 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference (Joint ICMC SMC 2014 Conference), pp.1244-1251,
    September 2014.
  19. Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Tomoki Toda, Hironori Doi, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Graham Neubig, Sakriani Sakti, and Satoshi Nakamura:
    Voice Timbre Control Based on Perceptual Age in Singing Voice Conversion,
    The IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems,
    E97-D, No.6, pp.1419-1428, June 2014.
  20. Tomoyasu Nakano, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, and Masataka Goto
    Vocal Timbre Analysis Using Latent Dirichlet Allocation and Cross-Gender Vocal Timbre Similarity,
    Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (IEEE ICASSP 2014), pp.5239-5343
    May 2014.
    [PDF]
  21. Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Hiromasa Fujihara, Tomoyasu Nakano, and Masataka Goto
    Cultivating Vocal Activity Detection for Music Audio Signals in a Circulation-type Crowdsourcing Ecosystem,
    Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (IEEE ICASSP 2014), pp.624-628
    May 2014.
  22. Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Tomoki Toda, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Graham Neubig, Sakriani Sakti, Satoshi Nakamura
    Regression Approaches to Perceptual Age Control in Singing Voice Conversion,
    Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (IEEE ICASSP 2014), pp.7954-7958
    May 2014.
  23. Masahiro Hamasaki, Masataka Goto, and Tomoyasu Nakano
    Songrium: A Music Browsing Assistance Service with Interactive Visualization and Exploration of a Web of Music,
    Proceedings of the 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014), pp.523-528,
    April 2014.
  24. Kazuhiro Kobayashi, Hironori Doi, Tomoki Toda, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Graham Neubig, Sakriani Sakti, Satoshi Nakamura
    An Investigation of Acoustic Features for Singing Voice Conversion based on Perceptual Age,
    Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH2013), pp.1057-1061
    August 2013.
  25. Hironori Doi, Tomoki Toda, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Satoshi Nakamura
    Evaluation of a singing voice conversion method based on many-to-many eigenvoice conversion,
    Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH2013), pp.1067-1071
    August 2013.
  26. Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto,
    VocaRefiner: An Interactive Singing Recording System with Integration of Multiple Singing Recordings,
    Proceedings of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2013 (SMC 2013), pp.115-122
    August 2013.
    [The Best Paper Award]
    [PDF]
  27. Masataka Goto, Jun Ogata, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Hiromasa Fujihara, Matthias Mauch and Tomoyasu Nakano
    PodCastle and Songle: Crowdsourcing-Based Web Services for Spoken Content Retrieval and Active Music Listening,
    Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia (CrowdMM 2012), pp.1-2, October 2012.
  28. Hironori Doi, Tomoki Toda, Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Satoshi Nakamura
    Singing Voice Conversion Method Based on Many-to-Many Eigenvoice Conversion and Training Data Generation Using a Singing-to-Singing Synthesis System,
    Proc. Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC) 2012, pp.1-6
    September 2012.
    [APSIPA ASC 2012 The Best Paper Award (Short Paper in Regular Session Category)]
  29. Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto,
    A Spectral Envelope Estimation Method Based on F0-Adaptive Multi-Frame Integration Analysis,
    Proc. SAPA-SCALE 2012, pp.11-16
    September 2012.
    [Paper PDF (7MB)]
  30. Masataka Goto, Jun Ogata, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Hiromasa Fujihara, Matthias Mauch and Tomoyasu Nakano:
    PodCastle and Songle: Crowdsourcing-Based Web Services for Retrieval and Browsing of Speech and Music Content,
    In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Crowdsourcing Web Search (CrowdSearch 2012),
    pp.36-41, April 2012.
  31. Masataka Goto, Tomoyasu Nakano, Shuuji Kajita, Yosuke Matsusaka, Shin'ichiro Nakaoka, and Kazuhito Yokoi:
    "VocaListener and VocaWatcher: Imitating a Human Singer by Using Signal Processing",
    In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2012),
    pp.5393-5396, March 2012.
    [Paper PDF]
  32. Masataka Goto, Jun Ogata, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Hiromasa Fujihara, Matthias Mauch and Tomoyasu Nakano:
    PodCastle and Songle: Crowdsourcing-Based Web Services for Spoken Document Retrieval and Active Music Listening,
    In Proceedings of the 2012 Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA 2012),
    February 2012.
  33. Masataka Goto, Kazuyoshi Yoshii, Hiromasa Fujihara, Matthias Mauch, and Tomoyasu Nakano:
    Songle: A Web Service for Active Music Listening Improved by User Contributions,
    In Proceedings of the 12th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2011),
    pp.311-316, October 2011.
  34. Tomoyasu Nakano, Sora Murofushi, Masataka Goto, and Shigeo Morishima,
    "DanceReProducer: An Automatic Mashup Music Video Generation System by Reusing Dance Video Clips on the Web,"
    In Proceedings of the 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2011),
    pp.183-189, July 2011.
    [Paper PDF]
  35. Tomoyasu Nakano and Masataka Goto.
    "VocaListener2: A Singing Synthesis System Able to Mimic a User's Singing in Terms of Voice Timbre Changes as well as Pitch and Dynamics,"
    In Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP2011),
    [Paper PDF] pp.453-456, May 2011.
  36. Masataka Goto, Takeshi Saitou, Tomoyasu Nakano, and Hiromasa Fujihara:
    "Singing Information Processing: Concept and Applications,"
    The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,
    Vol.128, No.4, Pt.2, p.2311, November 2010.
    (Invited Paper of the 160th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) (2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics))
  37. Tomoyasu Nakano and Masataka Goto.
    VocaListener.
    InterSinging2010: Hands-on demonstrations on singing voice systems.
    October 2010.
  38. Masataka Goto, Takeshi Saitou, Tomoyasu Nakano, and Hiromasa Fujihara.
    Singing Information Processing Based on Singing Voice Modeling.
    In Proceedings of the 2010 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2010),
    pp.5506-5509, March 2010. (Invited Paper)
    [Paper PDF]
  39. Tomoyasu Nakano and Masataka Goto.
    VocaListener: A Singing-to-Singing Synthesis System Based on Iterative Parameter Estimation.
    In Proceedings of the 6th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC 2009).
    [Paper PDF] pp.343-348, July 2009.
  40. Tomoyasu Nakano, Jun Ogata, Masataka Goto, and Yuzuru Hiraga.
    Analysis and Automatic Detection of Breath Sounds in Unaccompanied Singing Voice.
    in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC10).
    [Paper PDF] pp.387-390, 2008.
  41. Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, and Yuzuru Hiraga.
    MiruSinger: A Singing Skill Visualization Interface Using Real-Time Feedback and Music CD Recordings as Referential Data.
    in Proceedings of the 9th IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM2007) Workshops.
    [Paper PDF] Demonstrations, pp.75-76, 2007.
  42. Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, and Yuzuru Hiraga.
    An Automatic Singing Skill Evaluation Method for Unknown Melodies Using Pitch Interval Accuracy and Vibrato Features.
    in Proceedings of the International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (Interspeech2006).
    [Paper PDF] pp.1706-1709, 2006.
  43. Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, and Yuzuru Hiraga.
    Subjective evaluation of common singing skills using the rank ordering method.
    in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC2006).
    [Paper PDF] pp.1507-1512, 2006.
  44. Tomoyasu Nakano, Masataka Goto, Jun Ogata, and Yuzuru Hiraga.
    Voice Drummer: A Music Notation Interface of Drum Sounds Using Voice Percussion Input.
    in Proceedings of the 18th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST2005), Demos.
    [Paper PDF] pp.49-50, 2005.
  45. Tomoyasu Nakano, Jun Ogata, Masataka Goto, and Yuzuru Hiraga.
    A Drum Pattern Retrieval Method by Voice Percussion.
    in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR2004).
    [Paper PDF] pp.550-553, 2004.


Author: Tomoyasu NAKANO
E-mail: t.nakano(at)aist.go.jp