I am a CNRS researcher (CNRS is the French Institute for Fundamental Research), working at LaTTiCe (Langues, Textes, Traitements informatiques et Cognition). Since 2007, I am also collaborating with the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (DTAL) of the University of Cambridge. During the academic year 2008-2009, I was a Visiting Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College; I am since 2009 an Affiliated Lecturer within DTAL.
From 2003 to 2009, I worked at Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris-Nord. In 2002-2003, I was an associate professor at the Centre de Recherche en Ingénierie Multilingue (CRIM) within the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INaLCO) and before that a researcher at Thales Research and Technology (1998-2002).
I mainly work on Natural Language Processing (NLP), especially on the following topics: Information Extraction, Question Answering, Semantic Zoning, Knowledge Acquisition from text and Named Entity tagging. Apart from NLP, my main interests include Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science, Epistemology and the History of Linguistics.