- 2008 IBM UIMA Innovation Award
- 2007 IBM UIMA Innovation Award (one of 19 internationally)
- 2006 IBM UIMA Innovation Award (one of 20 internationally)
- The Daiwa Adrian Prize for joint UK-Japan research collaboration (2004) (PI)
- Japanese Ministry of Education, Japan Trust, award, 1997. The Japan Trust is a scheme jointly
sponsored by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications. The annual number of such awards is four (4) in all areas of science and technology.