Claire Gardent

Room B230
Campus Scientifique
BP 239
F-54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy Cedex
Phone: +33 3 83 59 20 39

Studying Natural Language Processing in Nancy

The Nancy Master in NLP is part of the Erasmus Mundus "Language and Communication Technology" Master.
It is taught in English and tuition fees are Approximately 500 Euros /Year.

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I am a senior researcher at CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research). I'm affiliated with the LORIA Computer Science research unit in Nancy, France.

My research focuses on hybrid (symbolic/statistical) models of natural language. I have worked on the automatic acquisition of grammars and lexical resources for NLP (particularly, for French), on syntactic and semantic parsing and on innovative technologies for languag learning. Over the last few years, I've been mainly working on Natural Language Generation from semantic web data. I've shown for instance, that combining a grammar based approach with a Conditional Random Fields hypertagger permits modeling micro-planning choices when verbalising Knowledge Base queries. Recently, we launched the WebNLG challenge, a shared task where the goal is to generate well-formed text from DBPedia data.

I was nominated Chair of the European Chapter for the Association of Computational Linguistics (EACL), editor in chief of the journals "Traitement Automatique des Langues" and "Language and Linguistic Compass (Computational and Mathematical Section)" and member of the editorial board of the journals "Computational Linguistics", "Journal of Semantics", "Journal of Linguistic Modelling". I acted as program chair for various international conferences, workshops and summer schools (EACL, ENLG, SemDIAL, SIGDIAL, ESSLLI, *SEM). I currently head the WebNLG project (Nancy, Bolzano, Stanford SRI) and am the chair of SIGGEN, the ACL Special Interest Group in Natural Language Generation.

May 15, 2009