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Nagoya University Graduate School of Informatics
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Dr. Marc A. Kastner

Cooperative Research Fellow (National Institute of Informatics)

E-Mail: mkastner ( a t ) nii.ac.jp

Personal website: https://www.marc-kastner.com

Dr. Marc A. Kastner received his BSc and MSc in Computer Science from Braunschweig University of Technology in Braunschweig, Germany, in 2013 and 2016, and his PhD in Informatics from the Graduate School of Informatics of Nagoya University, Japan in 2020. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the National Institute of Informatics, Japan. His research focuses on affective multimedia, language and vision and semantic gap problems.

Main projects

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Book page colorization based on perception

In this research, we colorize pages of books according to human perception in order to summarize and compare book contents.

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Image captioning considering imageability

In this research, we incorporate psycholinguistics into image captioning in order to tailor captions to different applications.

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Imageability estimation

In this research, we model the human perception of the semantic gap for use in affective computing.

Recent publications

    Tell as you imagine: Sentence imageability-aware image captioning
    Kazuki Umemura, Marc A. Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Keisuke Doman, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    MultiMedia Modeling -27th Int. Conf., MMM2021, Prague, Czech Republic, June 22-24, 2021, Procs., Part II, Jakub Lokoč, Tomáš Skopal, Klaus Schoeffmann, Vasileios Mezaris, Xirong Li, Stefanos Vrochidis, Ioannis Patraseds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 12573, pp.62-73, Prague, Czech Republic, To be published in June 2021.
    Imageability estimation using visual and language features
    Chihaya Matsuhira, Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Keisuke Doman, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    Proc ACM Int. Conf. on Multimedia Retrieval (ICMR) 2020, pp.306-310, Online, October 2020.
    A study on a coloring method for document overviews -Visualizing the document structure using word-color associations- (in Japanese)
    Chihaya Matsuhira, Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Keisuke Doman, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    IEICE Tech. Rep. Media Experience and Virtual Environment, MVE2020-17, Online, September 2020.
    TBA (in Japanese)
    Kazuki Umemura, Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Keisuke Doman, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding (MIRU) 2020, no.IS3-2-1, Online, August 2020.
    Estimating the imageability of words by mining visual characteristics from crawled image data
    Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Frank Nack, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol.79, no.25, pp.18167-18199, July 2020.
    On the quantification of the mental image of visual concepts for multi-modal applications
    Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    IPSJ Tech. Rep. Computer Vision and Image Media, 2020-CVIM-222-5, Online, May 2020.
    A study on image captioning considering its imageability (in Japanese)
    Kazuki Umemura, Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Keisuke Doman, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    IEICE Tech. Rep. Media Experience and Virtual Environment, MVE2019-69; MVE Award, Online, March 2020.
    TBA (in Japanese)
    Chihaya Matsuhira, Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Keisuke Doman, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    26th ANLP Annual Meeting, no.P1-12; pp.45-48, Online, March 2020.
    Browsing visual sentiment datasets using psycholinguistic groundings
    Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    MultiMedia Modeling -26th Int. Conf., MMM 2020, Daejeon, South Korea, Jan. 5-8, 2020, Procs., Part II, W.-H. Cheng, J. Kim, W.-T. Chu, P. Cui, J.-W. Choi, M.-C. Hu, W. De Neve eds., Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol.11962, pp.697-702, Daejeon Convention Center(大韓民国大田広域市), January 2020.
    On visualizing psycholinguistic groundings for sentiment image datasets
    Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding (MIRU) 2019, no.DS-3, Osaka Int Convention Center, July 2019.
    Estimating the imageability of a sentence for image caption evaluation
    Kazuki Umemura, Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    Japan-Taiwan Joint Workshop on Multimedia and HCI, National Cheng-Kung University (Tainan, Taiwan), April 2019.
    Estimating the visual variety of concepts by referring to Web popularity
    Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol.78, no.7, pp.9463-9488, April 2019.
    A preliminary study on estimating word imageability labels using Web image data mining
    Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    Proc. 25th ANLP Annual Meeting, no.A4-7; pp.747-750, Nagoya Univ, March 2019.
    TBA (in Japanese)
    Kazuki Umemura, Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Keisuke Doman, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    Proc. 25th ANLP Annual Meeting, no.A4-9; pp.755-758, Nagoya Univ, March 2019.
    On understanding visual relationships of concepts by visualizing bag-of-visual-words models
    Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    Meeting on Image Recognition and Understanding (MIRU) 2018, no.PS3-34, Sapporo Convention Center, August 2018.
    TBA (in Japanese)
    Marc Aurel Kastner, Ichiro Ide, Yasutomo Kawanishi, Takatsugu Hirayama, Daisuke Deguchi, Hiroshi Murase
    IPSJ Tech. Rep. Computer Vision and Image Media, 2018-CVIM-211-4, Ritsumeikan Univ., Biwako-Kusatsu Campus, March 2018.


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