Japanese version

Hajime Murai

Associate Professor
Future University Hakodate
E-mail: h_murai(at)fun.titech.ac.jp



Theme of research

Numerical analysis of religious texts (mainly the Bible), Literary analysis of the Bible, Development of text interpretational tools, Citation analysis of the Bible and Christian teachings

CV

Education

2007 March: Ph. D. in Engineering [Tokyo Institute of Technology]
2005 March: MA (Engineering) [Tokyo Institute of Technology]
1999 March: BA (Engineering) [University of Tokyo]

Job

2005 April - 2007 March: COE Research Assistant
2007 April - 2007 December: Researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology
2008 January - 2017 March: Assistant Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology
2017 April - : Associate Professor at Future University Hakodate


Papers and Presentations (Only English publication)

2014

Hajime Murai, "Plot Analysis for Describing Punch Line Functions in Shinichi Hoshi's Microfiction", 2014 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative, (Eds. Mark A. Finlayson, Jan Christoph Meister, and Emile G. Bruneau), OpenAccess Series in Informatics, Vol. 41, pp. 121-129, 2014. [pdf download page]

Hajime Murai, "Extracting Factors of Small Stories from the Synoptic Gospels", Proceedings of JADH Annual Conference 2014, pp. 7, 2014.

Ryoichi Takahashi, Hajime Murai, Takehiro Inohara, "Quantitative Analysis of Books about How to Write Narrative Text: Extracting Characteristics of Screenwriting, Playwriting, and Fiction Writing", Proceedings of JADH Annual Conference 2014, pp. 31-32, 2014.

Michiru Hirano, Hajime Murai, Takehiro Inohara, "Quantitative Analysis of the Musical Style of Mozart -Instrumentation for the Strings-", Proceedings of JADH Annual Conference 2014, pp. 37-38, 2014.

Aya Kanzawa, Akihiro Kawase, Hajime Murai, Takehiro Inohara, "Quantitative Analysis of Dissonance in Solo Piano Works by Claude Debussy", Proceedings of JADH Annual Conference 2014, pp. 39, 2014.

2013

Hajime Murai, "Exegetical Science for the Interpretation of the Bible: Algorithms and Software for Quantitative Analysis of Christian Documents", Springer International Publishing, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing Studies in Computational Intelligence, Volume 492, pp 67-86, 2013. [pdf]

Hajime Murai, "Validation of Hierarchical Rhetorical Structure by Combination of Quantitative Evaluation and Traditional Rhetorical Analysis", Proceedings of JADH 2013 Conference, pp. 50-51, 2013.

2012

Hajime Murai, "Introducing Scientific Methods for the Interpretation of the Bible: Quantitative Analysis of Christian Documents", 13th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Networking and Parallel/Distributed Computing, pp.391-398, 2012.

Hajime Murai, "Evaluating Validity of Classic Rhetorical Structure by Comparing with Random Division and Random Combination", Proceedings of JADH 2012 Conference, p. 5, 2012.

2011

Hajime Murai, "Implementing Rhetorical Structure Database System for Digital Archive", Osaka Symposium on Digital Humanities 2011, p. 38, 2011.

2010

Hajime Murai, "The Parallel Concentric Structures within Exodus", Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, 2010.

Akira Kudo, Hajime Murai, Akifumi Tokosumi, "Historical Shifts in Writing Style within the Works of Haruki Murakami Identified Using Semantic Analysis", Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Cognitive Science, pp. 380-381, 2010.

Akihiro Kawase, Hajime Murai, Akifumi Tokosumi, "Extracting Conceptual Features and Observing Relations for Composers from Music Critics", Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Cognitive Science, pp. 281-282, 2010.

2009

Akifumi Tokosumi and Hajime Murai, "Extracting High-Order Aesthetic and Affective Components From Composer's Writings", Proceedings of HCI International 2009, 2009.

Naoko Matsumoto, Hirotada Ueda, Tatsuya Yamazaki and Hajime Murai, "Life with a Robot Companion: Video Analysis of 16-days of Interaction with a Home Robot in a "Ubiquitous Home" Environment", Proceedings of HCI International 2009, 2009.

2008

Hajime Murai, Naoko Matsumoto and Akifumi Tokosumi, "Extracting and Representing Political Kansei Based on WWW", Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Kansei, pp. 31-34, 2008.

Hajime Murai and Akifumi Tokosumi, "Extracting Concepts from Religious Knowledge Resources and Constructing Classic Analysis Systems", Large-scale Knowledge Resources (LKR2008), LNAI 4938, pp. 51-58, 2008.

Naoko Matsumoto, Hajime Murai and Akifumi Tokosumi, "Systematization of Knowledge about Performative Verbs: Capturing Speaker's Intention", Large-scale Knowledge Resources (LKR2008), LNAI 4938, pp. 163-170, 2008.

2007

Naoko Matsumoto, Hajime Murai, and Akifumi Tokosumi, "Implicit Speech Act Verbs in Conversations: An Analysis of Conversation Log within Medical Settings". The International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research 2007 (KEER2007), CD-ROM, 2007.

Hajime Murai, Naoko Matsumoto, Tatsuhiro Yamamoto and Akifumi Tokosumi, "Characteristics of Kansei-words on the Web Sites of Japanese Politicians", The International Conference on Kansei Engineering and Emotion Research 2007 (KEER2007), CD-ROM, 2007.

Hajime Murai and Akifumi Tokosumi, "The Network Analysis Method to Extract the Central Editorial Messages of Canonical Texts", Journal of Japan Society of Information and Knowledge, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp.149-163, 2007. [html] (Only the abstract is written in English.)

Hajime Murai and Akifumi Tokosumi, "Network Analysis of the Four Gospels and the Catechism of the Catholic Church", The Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics, Vol. 11, No. 7, pp.772-779, 2007. [pdf download page]

Hajime Murai, "Automatic Extraction of Hierarchical Structures using Variant Text", Proceedings of Symposium on Large-scale Knowledge Resources (LKR 2007), pp. 217-222, 2007.

Tokosumi, A., Matsumoto, N., Murai, H., and Voss, K., A Social Justification of Ontological Researches. Proceedings of Symposium on Large-scale Knowledge Resources (LKR 2007), pp.33-40, 2007.

2006

Hajime Murai and Akifumi Tokosumi, "Co-citation Network Analysis of Religious Texts", Transactions of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, Vol.21, No.6, pp. 473-481, 2006. [pdf] (Only the abstract is written in English.)

Hajime Murai and Akifumi Tokosumi, "Synoptic Network Analysis of the four Gospels: Why are there Four Gospels in the Bible?", Proceedings of SCIS & ISIS 2006, pp. 1590-1595, 2006.

Hajime Murai and Akifumi Tokosumi, "Extracting the Hierarchical Structure of Plots from Variant Texts", Proceedings of Literature in Cognition and Computer: workshop of XXVIII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 20-23, 2006.

Akifumi Tokosumi and Hajime Murai, "Defining Cognitive Literary Studies in terms of a Literature Ontology", Proceedings of Literature in Cognition and Computer: workshop of XXVIII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp. 24, 2006.

Hajime Murai, "Citation Analysis Function for the Classical Texts Archive System", Proceedings of International Symposium on Large-scale Knowledge Resources (LKR 2006), pp. 141-142, 2006.

Akifumi Tokosumi, Terry Joyce, Naoko Matsumoto, Kohei Noda, and Hajime Murai, "Cognitive principles for a sensibility-aesthetics ontology", Proceedings of International Symposium on Large-scale Knowledge Resources (LKR 2006), pp. 21-22, 2006.

2005

Hajime Murai and Akifumi Tokosumi, "A Network Analysis of Hermeneutic Documents Based on Bible Citations", XXVII Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, pp 1565-1570, 2005. [pdf]

Akifumi Tokosumi, Naoko Matsumoto, Kohei Noda, Daisuke Moriyasu, Ana Constantinescu and Hajime Murai, Knowledge Resources for Sensibility", Proceedings of International Symposium on Large-scale Knowledge Resources (LKR 2005), pp. 93-96, 2005.

2004

Hajime Murai and Akifumi Tokosumi, "A Network Representation of Hermeneutics Based on Co-citation Analysis", WSEAS Transactions on Information Science and Applications, Issue 6, Vol. 1, pp. 1513-1517, 2004.

Ana Constantinescu, Naoko Matsumoto, Daisuke Moriyasu, Hajime Murai and Akifumi Tokosumi, "Transition of aesthetic emotions in interactive environments", Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling (ICCM 2004), pp. 339-340, 2004.



Literary Structures of the Bible

The lists of literary structures (chiasms, parallels and concentric structures) in the Bible are published here.

Software

Digital Hermeneutics System

Digital Hermeneutics System(DHS) is open source digital archive system. DHS have been developped in order to suppot interpreting texts by utilizing natural language processing methods and citation analysis methods.

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