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Emi Ishita Last modified date:2019.05.29

Associate Professor / Library

Graduate School
Other Organization

Academic Degree
Ph.D in of Information Science
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Library and Information Science, Text Classification, Computational Social Science,
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Research Interests
  • Semi-automatic content analysis for human values
    keyword : Human values, Automated content analysis, Categorization,
  • Development of research platform and open data for digital humanities
    keyword : Digital humanities, open data, open science, research platform
  • Automatic classification of human values
    keyword : human values, automatic classification
  • Non-topical text classification
    keyword : Non-topical text classification
Academic Activities
1. Emi Ishita, Toru Oga, Yasuhiro Takayama, An-Shou Cheng, Douglas W. Oard, Kenneth Fleischmann, Yoichi Tomiura., Toward automating detection of human values in the nuclear power debate, Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401127, 54, 1, 714-715, 2017.11, This paper describes the creation of a corpus of newspaper articles about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a coding frame for content analysis of human values expressed or reflected in that corpus and preliminary results for automation of the content analysis. Understanding the human values that motivate sentiment towards an idea can help to characterize the basis for that sentiment, and this work is a first step toward applying that approach to positions on controversial events reported in the news.
2. Emi Ishita, Yosuke Miyata, Shuichi Ueda, Keiko Kurata, A Structural Equation Model of Information Retrieval Skills, Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Conference Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR'2017), 317-320, 2017.03.
3. Emi Ishita, Tetsuya Nakatoh, Kohei Hatano, Michiaki TAKAYAMA, An Attempt to Promote Open Data for Digital Humanities in Japanese University Libraries, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2016), 10.1007/978-3-319-49304-6_32, LNCS 10075, 269-274, 2016.12, Many universities have declared open access policies in response to increasing interest in open access in the academic world. The next developments will be focused on open data. Huge data repositories are already used in specific fields. However, the discussion regarding open data in universities has just begun. We attempted to promote open data for digital humanities in a university library. University libraries hold rare collections, which are generally highly valued research resources. We selected a rare collection in a library, and then digitized and published it. We investigated additional data that aids a reader’s understanding of the material. To promote the open data, we produced images of the resources and multiple types of interpretation texts. We displayed the digital images in an exhibition and obtained an evaluation using a survey of visitors.
4. Emi Ishita, Yukiko Watanabe, Naoya Mitani, Miki Horiuchi, Yuiko Higa, Takako Oda, Ai Yamaguchi, Citation Analysis of the Availability of Conference Proceedings Cited in Doctoral Dissertations, The 5th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Library and Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP2013), 272-282, 2013.07.
5. Emi Ishita, Douglas W. Oard, Kenneth R. Fleischmann, An-Shou Cheng and Thomas Clay Templeton, Investigating Multi-Label Classification for Human Values, Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology(ASIST2010), 47, 1, 1-4, 2010.10.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Information Processing Society of Japan
  • Mita Society for Library and Information Science
  • The Japan Society of Library and Information Science