My research focuses on hybrid symbolic/statistical approaches for natural
language understanding and generation. I am particularly interested in
developing precise and robust grammar based systems for generation;
acquiring/developing robust and efficient tools and ressources for
French; and interfacing virtual worlds with natural language
processing techniques (in particular, generation and dialog systems).
The main themes underlying my work on generation concern the use of
natural language generation in computer aided language learning
applications and the design of error mining techniques which permits
improving the generation system and granting it both the robustness
and the precision required by that application.
Recently, I have become interested in integrating natural
language generators and dialog systems into 3D games. The restricted
context provided by virtual worlds makes it possible to model the
interactions between physical actions, situational context and
language. I am interested in modelling these interactions and in
developing generic dialog systems that can rapidly be adapted to new
I also work on the automatic acquisition of lexical resources
and tools for French NLP such as synonym and syntactic lexicons and
VerbNet style verb classes.
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