Claire Gardent

CNRS and Université de Lorraine

Current projects 
  • XNLG: (2020-2024).  Funded by the French ANR, the XNLG project is one of the 40 national AI Chairs to start in fall 2020 XNLG will investigate multi-lingual, multi-source text generation: generating texts into multiple languages, from different sources (Knowledge Bases, Text, Meaning Representations) and for various communicative goals (summarising, simplifying, conversing, verbalising).
  • QUANTUM: (2020-2024).  Funded by the French ANR, the Quantum project is a joint research project between two academic institutions (LORIA, Nancy & IRIT, Toulouse) and one industrial partner (Synapse Développement, Toulouse). The project aims to investigate the task of passage-level abstractive question generation. That is, we will focus on how to generate questions whose answer is distributed in the text and where the words that make up the question are not necessarily present in that text.
  • NL4XAI: (2020-2024).  NL4XAI is a European Training Network (ETN) project which focuses on the automatic generation of interactive explanations in natural language, just as humans naturally do, and as a complement to visualization tools. As a result, ESRs are expected to leverage the usage of AI models and techniques even by non-expert users. The NL4XAI consortium gathers 18 partners and beneficiaries from 6 different European countries (France, Malta, Poland, Spain, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom).
  • LIFT: (2019-2024).  LIFT (Linguistique Informatique, Formelle et de Terrain) is a CNRS funded Research Network (GdR, Groupement de recherche) whose aim is to promote collaborations between formal, field and computational linguist.
Past projects 
  • WebNLG: (2014-2016).  Funded by the French ANR, the WebNLG projects aims to develop novel technologies for generating text from knowledge bases and linked data. The WebNLG partners are Synalp, LORIA/CNRS, Nancy (France), SRI, Stanford (USA) and KRDB Bolzano.
  • ModelWriter: (2014-2016).  The ModelWriter project is an ITEA funded project which aims to develop an integrated authoring environment combining Semantic Word Processing (= the "Writer" part) with Knowledge Capture Tool (= the "Model" part) solutions. In this project, we work on semantic analysis (from text to model) and natural language generation (from model to text).
  • TransSem: (2013-2014).  PEPS project funded by the CNRS. Participants: LLF (Paris 7), LORIA (Synalp), LIFO (Orléans)
  • TALC: (2007 -- 2013). Knowledge and Natural Language Processing/Traitement Automatique des Langues et des Connaissances. Funded by the French State and the Lorraine Region. Participants: ATILF, INIST, LORIA. 
  • SYFRAP: (2011 -- 2012).  Analyse syntaxique du français parlé PEPS project funded by the CNRS. Participants: ATILF and LLF (Paris 7), LORIA (Talaris/Synalp).
  • ALLEGRO: (2010 -- 2012).  Adaptive Language Learning Technology for the Grande Région. Funded by the EU Interreg IV A program. Participants: DFKI Kaiserslautern, LORIA, Saarbrücken University, Supélec Metz. 
  • EMOSPEECH: (2010 -- 2012).  Interacting Naturally and Emotionally with Serious Gamres. Funded by the EU Eurostars program. Participants: Artefacto (Rennes, France), Acapella (Mons, Belgium), INRIA Nancy (Talaris/Synalp and Parole). 
  • Nancy-GIVE: (2009 -- now). Text generation for 3D games. Funded by the French State, the Lorraine Region and the MetaVerse Project. Participants: LORIA (Talaris). 
  • PASSAGE  (2007 -- 2009). Syntactic annotation of large scale corpora. Funded by the ANR  (Agence Nationale pour la Recherche/National Research Agency) . Participants: CEA LIST, INRIA Rocquencourt, LORIA, LIMSI. 
  • RAPSODIS  (2008 - 2009). Improving speech recognition using syntactic and semantic knowledge. Funded by INRIA (Institut National pour la Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique/National research institute for computer science). Participants: INRIA Nancy Grand Est, INRIA Rennes, CEA LIST. 
  • Acquiring and validating subcategorisation lexicons for French and Polish (2006 - 2007): POLONIUM project co-funded by France and Poland. Participants: INRIA Nancy Grand Est and Ac. Sciences Varsovie. PI: C. Gardent and A. Prziekorkowski.
  • MOSAIQUE(2006 - 2007). High level linguistic formalisms. Funded by INRIA. Participants: INRIA Bordeaux, INRIA Nancy Grand Est, INRIA Rocquencourt, U. Paris 7. PI: Lionel Clément (INRIA Bordeaux). 
  • LEXSYNT (2005 - 2007). Syntactic lexicons for French. Funded by ILF. Participants:  INRIA Nancy Grand Est, INRIA Rocquencourt, U. Paris 7 et 10. PI: Sylvain Kahane (U. Paris 10). 
  • TCAN (2004 - 2005): Interaction entre lexicalisation, réalisation et aggrégation en génération de textes. Funded by the CNRS. Participants: IRIT, U. Paris 11, INRIA Nancy Grand Est. PI: P. Saint-Dizier (IRIT Toulouse). 
  • GENI (2002 - 2004):  Génération et  Inférence. Funded by INRIA. Participants: IRIT Toulouse, INRIA Nancy Grand Est, U. Paris 7. 58KE. PI: C. Gardent.
  • INDIGEN (2000 - 2004): Generierung von kohaerenten Diskursen
    durch Integration von Satz und Diskursplannung. Funded by the DFG. Participants: U. of Saarbrücken (Germany). PI: C. Gardent. 
  • LISA (1996 - 1999): Inference for the interpretation of discourse. Funded by the DFG.Participants: U. of Saarbrücken (Germany). PI: C. Gardent and M. Kohlhase. 
  • GEMOLA (1998 - 1999): Generation of short texts. Procope project co-Funded by France and Germany. Participants: U. of Saarbrücken,INRIA Nancy Grand Est. PI: C. Gardent and G. Perrier.   
  • LRE-61-062 (1992 - 1994): Towards a declarative theory of
    discourse. EU Funded project. Participants: U. Edinburgh, U. Amsterdam, U. Utrecht. PI: J. Dorrepaal (U. Utrecht)
  • ACORD (1987 - 1989): Querying data bases using natural language and graphics. EU ESPRIT Project 393. Participants: U. Edinburgh, U. Amsterdam, U. Stuttgart.

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