Associate Research Scientist (aka "chargé de recherche")
at INRIA, in the
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LaBRI / INRIA
351, cours de la Libération
33405 Talence cedex
Office / bureau: 211|
Tel.: +33 5 40 00 35 08
Fax: +33 5 40 00 66 69
My current research interest (since 2005) goes to natural language processing
(NLP), especially to the syntax-semantics interface and to discourse analysis.
Here are some more specific subjects I work on (or I have been working on):
- semantic formalisms (semantic graphs, logics) and their connexions
- lexical semantics : Generative Lexicon formalisation and processing
- topology and syntax of spoken French
- topological syntatic analysis
- automatic, unspervised lexicon extraction
- high-level syntactic formalisms
- French Sign Language formalisation and processing
My former main interest (before 2005) was for better ways to write better programs,
i.e., how to rapidly write safer, faster and smaller programs. Please visit
my "other life's web page" for details.
- High-level Syntactical Formalisms
See the Mosaïque web site
- Spoken Crench Corpus Transcription and Syntactic Annotation
See the Rhapsodie web site [priv]
- Automatic Extraction of Itineraries in Travel Stories
See the (preliminary) ITIPY web site
- Journées des ARC, ADT et AEx 2009
- Co-organizer of the Journées
des ARC, ADT et AEx 2009 to be held in Bordeaux, September 29th-October 1st, 2009.
- ESSLLI 2009
Member of the organizing committee of the 21st
European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2009)
to be held in Bordeaux, July 20-31, 2009.
- Atelier sur les formalismes syntaxiques de haut niveau 2007
Member of the program and organizing committees of a workshop on high-level syntactical
formalisms [Atelier sur
les formalismes syntaxiques de haut niveau] (Toulouse – June 8th,
2007), which is a satellite workshop of the TALN '07 conference.
- EJC Algorithmique et Calcul Formel 2006
Organizer of the theme Natural Language Processing in the
school for young scientist "Algoritmics and Symbolic Computation" [École
Jeunes Chercheurs "Algorithmique et Calcul Formel"],
held in Bordeaux (May 15-19th, 2006).
- LACL 2005 Student Session
Co-chair and co-organizer of the student
session of the LACL '05 conference (Bordeaux – April
28-30th, 2005). The proceedings are available online.
- LGC 2009
annoter du des textes tu te demandes si c'est syntaxique
C. Benzitoun, A. Dister, K. Gerdes, S. Kahane, R. Marlet
Arena Romanistica, 4:16-27,
28th International Conference on Lexis and Grammar (LGC 2009),
Bergen, Norway, September 2009.
- FG 2009
A Grammar Correction Algorithm – Deep Parsing and Minimal Corrections for a Grammar Checker
L. Clément, K. Gerdes, R. Marlet
In 14th conference on Formal Grammar (FG 2009),
Bordeaux, France, July 2009.
- TALN 2009
Grammaires d'erreur – correction grammaticale avec analyse
profonde et proposition de corrections minimales
L. Clément, K. Gerdes, R. Marlet
In 16e conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN 2009),
Senlis, France, June 2009. Poster.
- TALN 2008
Un sens logique pour les graphes sémantiques
In 15e conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN 2008),
pp. 498-507, Avignon, France, June 2008. Poster.
- GL 2007
When the Generative Lexicon meets Computational Semantics
In 4th International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon (GL 2007),
Paris, France, May 2007. Poster.
- Research Report 5951
Toward a knowledge representation model dedicated to the semantic analysis of the sentence
Jules Vanier, Christian Bassac, Patrick Henry, Renaud Marlet, Christian Retoré
INRIA Research Report RR-5951, July 2006. (In French.)
See my "other life's web page"
for publications and patents concerning programming languages, software engineering & co.
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After my studies at the École
polytechnique (1988), I left the hectic Parisian life to
specialize in computer science (DEA) and software engineering
(Masters) in the beautiful French Riviera (1989). During my Ph.D.
(1990-1994), I worked on the semantics of programming languages and on
partial evaluation in Gilles Kahn's group (CROAP) at INRIA Sophia Antipolis. I also
spent a year in the LFCS
at the University of Edinburgh
(1993-1994). I then moved to Toulouse -- a city after my own heart --
to work for a company named Simulog, doing program analyses and
transformations for reverse engineering (1994-96). Wanting more
research and more fun, I joined the Compose group (1996-2000), formerly at IRISA / INRIA (Rennes) and
now at LaBRI / INRIA (Bordeaux).
I then worked for Trusted
Logic (2000-2004) on development, safety and
security issues for small embedded systems (smart cards, cell phones,
payment terminals, etc.), applying research techniques to realistic
data. But I have always been interested in natural languages as well,
and I have now (2005-) joined the Signes group at LaBRI / INRIA (Bordeaux), to work on
natural language processing. See my
resume (in French) for details.
When I am not kept busy by the above topics, here is what I like:
traveling and learning languages — I especially love Brazil and Italy
reading and writing — Nicolas Bouvier, André Gide,
Olivier Rolin, Marguerite Yourcenar...
playing and listening to jazz music — John Coltrane, Art Tatum, Henri
Texier, Louis Sclavis...
acting in amateur theater companies
singing in various kinds of choirs (classical music, jazz, traditional & world
- feeling clay on
my hands (at Agnès' studio)
- meeting friends and cooking for them
doing sport — badminton, squash, volley ball, scuba diving...
watching a play or a movie, and once in a while, a dance performance or a
appreciating simple facts of life that I keep on forgetting and rediscovering
slowly crushing raspberries against my palate
Home in Bordeaux :
35 rue neuve|
Tel: +33 5 57 85 83 32
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