Buzaaba Happy

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Contact

    happy-b[at]kde.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp, hbuzaaba[at]gmail.com

Education


Research Interests

My area of research is Natural Language Understanding. I make use of machine learning and computational linguistics to reason about language and knowledge. I am currently working on question answering over knowledge base systems.

Publications

International Conference

  1. A modular approach for efficient simple question answering over knowledge base
    Buzaaba Happy, Toshiyuki Amagasa,
    Proceedings of 30th International Conference on Databases and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA 2019), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11707. Springer, Cham pp 237-246 , Linz, Austria, August 26-29, 2019.

Journal

  1. MasakhaNER: Named Entity Recognition for African Languages
    David Ifeoluwa Adelani, Jade Abbott, Graham Neubig, Daniel D'souza, Julia Kreutzer, Constantine Lignos, Chester Palen-Michel, Happy Buzaaba, Shruti Rijhwani, Sebastian Ruder, Stephen Mayhew, Israel Abebe Azime, Shamsuddeen Muhammad, Chris Chinenye Emezue, Joyce Nakatumba-Nabende, Perez Ogayo, Anuoluwapo Aremu, Catherine Gitau, Derguene Mbaye, Jesujoba Alabi, Seid Muhie Yimam, Tajuddeen Gwadabe, Ignatius Ezeani, Rubungo Andre Niyongabo, Jonathan Mukiibi, Verrah Otiende, Iroro Orife, Davis David, Samba Ngom, Tosin Adewumi, Paul Rayson, Mofetoluwa Adeyemi, Gerald Muriuki, Emmanuel Anebi, Chiamaka Chukwuneke, Nkiruka Odu, Eric Peter Wairagala, Samuel Oyerinde, Clemencia Siro, Tobius Saul Bateesa, Temilola Oloyede, Yvonne Wambui, Victor Akinode, Deborah Nabagereka, Maurice Katusiime, Ayodele Awokoya, Mouhamadane MBOUP, Dibora Gebreyohannes, Henok Tilaye, Kelechi Nwaike, Degaga Wolde, Abdoulaye Faye, Blessing Sibanda, Orevaoghene Ahia, Bonaventure F. P. Dossou, Kelechi Ogueji, Thierno Ibrahima DIOP, Abdoulaye Diallo, Adewale Akinfaderin, Tendai Marengereke, Salomey Osei.
    Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics (TACL). 2021 (To Appear).
  2. Question Answering Over Knowledge Base: A Scheme for Integrating Subject and the Identified Relation to Answer Simple Questions
    Happy Buzaaba, Toshiyuki Amagasa,
    SN Computer Science volume 2, Article number: 25 (2021)
  3. Monitoring Social and Economic characteristics from call detail records
    Buzaaba Happy,Chieko Nakabasami,
    IPSJ SIG Technical Report, Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol.2017-IFAT-125, Article No. 7, pp.1-7, 2017.
  4. Monitoring Human Social Economic characteristics from call detail records
    Buzaaba Happy,Chieko Nakabasami,
    IPSJ SIG Technical Report, Information Processing Society of Japan, Vol.2017-DC-105, Article No. 3,pp.1-7, 2017.

Domestic Conference

  1. A scheme for Factoid Question Answering over knowledge base
    Buzaaba Happy, Toshiyuki Amagasa,
    11th Forum on Data Engineering and Information Management (17th Annual Meeting of the Database Society of Japan) DEIM19 , Nagasaki, Japan, March 4-20, 2019.
  2. Monitoring Social and Economic characteristics from call detail records
    Buzaaba Happy, Chieko Nakabasami,
    105 th Conference on Information Fundamentals and Access Technology , Toppan Printing Museum, Japan, July 2017.
  3. Monitoring Human Social and Economic characteristics from call detail records
    Buzaaba Happy, Chieko Nakabasami,
    125th Conference on Information Fundamentals and Access Technology , Toyo University, Japan, March 2017.

Workshop

  1. MasakhaNER: Named Entity Recognition for African Languages
    masakhane et al.,
    AfricaNLP Workshop co-located with EACL2021

Awards

  1. Africa Business Education (ABE-Initiative) Aug 2015- Aug 2017: Japanese scholarship awarded to young Africans to pursue a master's degree in Japan while networking with the Japanese private sector.
  2. 11th Forum on Data Engineering and Information Management (17th Annual Meeting of the Database Society of Japan) DEIM19, Student award for best presenter, March, 2019.
  3. Toyo University Graduate School of Regional Development Studies, Certificate of Achievement for Best Master Thesis (Mr Matsuo Award) September, 2017.

Work Experiences

Research Assistant
  • University of Tsukuba, Center for Computational Sciences 2018,2019
Teaching Assistant
  • Data Engineering University of Tsukuba, 2019
  • Mid-term Presentation for Master's Degree University of Tsukuba, 2019
  • Data Base systems University of Tsukuba, 2018
Internship
Technical Assistant
Other experience

(Last update 2020-05-03)