Our mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding through education and language technologies.
Octanove Labs is an independent, for-profit AI research lab, working on language education and natural language processing (NLP). We also provide research, development, and consulting services for NLP and related ML technologies.
Octanove Labs is owned and run by Masato Hagiwara, an independent AI engineer and researcher. See the personal website for more info.
We research and develop natural language processing software for Asian languages and education.
We specialize in linguistic analysis, translation, and educational systems for Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other Asian languages.
We also provide research, development, and consulting services for machine learning and artificial intelligence.
We focus on NLP and ML technologies for education, including: language learning, writing and proofreading, and automated essay scoring.
The name "Octanove" comes from the Unicode code point U+8A9E for "語" — a Chinese character meaning "language." "Oct" is a prefix for 8 and "Nov" is a prefix for 9, which makes "Oct+a+nov+e." The logo is the combination of the character 語 and the eighth hexagram.
We are available for contract work. If you are interested in discussing how we can help with your NLP/ML projects, let us know!