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The TIER project

Integrated strategy for CBRN Threat Identification and Emergency Response

TIER aim to develop a comprehensive and integrated strategy, based on threat identification and risk assessment, for hospital emergency response in case of use of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear materials, as well as Explosives, by terrorists.


TIER is a European project which belongs to the "Prevention of and fight against crime" program. It is an 18-month project funded for 475 K€. It has started in March 2014.


TIER partners

  • University of Piemonte Orientale (Italy)
  • Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain)
  • Institut für Strukturpolitik und Wirtschaftsförderung (Germany)
  • VISEO (France)
  • Novareckon (Italy)
  • Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (France)



For more information, go to www.tierproject.ue

Solution Manager
Frédérique Segond

Before joining the VISEO group, Frédérique SEGOND 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 and worked on LOCOLEX, an intelligent dictionary lookup (European project COMPASS). Afterwards, within the PARGRAM (Parallel Grammars) project, she was responsible for the design and implementation of a French Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG). She then led the Lexical Sense Disambiguation LSD project where she worked on the EAGLES, ROMANSEVAL and EuroWordNet projects.

 Throughout her research career she has developed, worked and coordinated about twenty collaborative research projects such as ALADIN, Europeanna, CACAO and Galateas.

Frédérique earned a PhD in Applied Mathematics at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes in Socil Sciences in Paris where she implemented categorical French grammar at IBM-France. After a one year post-doc at IBM-Watson in Yorktown working on the links between syntax and semantics, she was in charge of starting a research and teaching activity in a French Telecom school.

Frederique is co-author of six books, over 50 scientific papers and 5 patents. She belongs to several scientific committees. She is a member of the CONTINT steering committee of the French National Agency for Research (ANR), President of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ATALA), member of the ELRA board (European Language Resources Association), member of the board of the University Stendhal, and also provides scientific expertise to the European Commission. She is also on the “qualification list” of Professors of the University of Paris 7.

Publications and Patents

Curriculum Vitae