Satoshi Shizume is the Deputy Managing Director of Financial Technology of Research Institute Inc. (FTRI), a leading financial technology research company in Japan, with advanced quantitative analytics skills and product development capability. Currently, Satoshi Shizume is in charge of global business and the news analyzer project, ‘News Dolphin’, at FTRI. After working in the media industry—including a national newspaper as a journalist—for nearly seven years, he joined Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I), and reported on Japanese asset management industries. Since 2016, he has worked for the Research & Development Division of FTRI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nikkei Inc. He has been involved with news analysis services, a novel artificial intelligence project, and a credit risk solution business. Satoshi Shizume holds a master’s degree from Waseda Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law. His main interests include the media business, the asset management industry and news analysis.

Japanese Language News Classification for Investors

In this presentation, I am going to introduce the Japanese language news analyzer ‘News Dolphin’, an innovative tool that classifies Nikkei news for hedge funds and investment managers. It analyzes sentiments (positive or negative) by using both rule base and machine learning. News Dolphin generates various classification outputs such as referred companies, keywords, and events for each article. I will present this unique news analyzer including details of its engine, back test of its sentiments and its use for investors.

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