Frédérique is Director of Research of the VISEO Group and Associated Professor at the Institut National des Langues et Cultures Orientales, in Paris. Before joining Viseo, she was Principal Scientist and manager of the Parsing and Semantics area (ParSem) at the Xerox Research Centre Europe. She joined Xerox as a research scientist in 1993 where she worked on different European and national projects based on natural language technologies. Throughout her research career she has developed, worked and coordinated more than twenty collaborative international research projects links to data understanding.
Frédérique earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She was awarded a PhD grant from the IBM Scientific Centre In France. After a one year post-doc at IBM-Watson in Yorktown working on the links between syntax and semantics, she got a research and teaching position at Télécom Paris Sud in charge of starting an activity around Natural Language Processing.
Frédérique is co-author of six books, over 60 scientific papers and 5 patents. She belongs and provides scientific expertise to several scientific national and international committees and institutions including the European Commission She has been the president of the CONTINT steering committee of the French National Agency for Research (ANR), President of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ATALA). She is now Vice President of the ATALA, member of the European Language Resources Association board, member of the board of the University Stendhal, member of the Scientific council of the Labex DigiCosme and of the scientific and technical council of the IRT SystemX.
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