Carlos Ramisch's picture Cover of 'Multiword Expressions Acquisition' book by Carlos Ramisch

Short bio

I am an assistant professor (maître de conférences, HDR) in computer science, specialised in computational linguistics/natural language processing. I am affiliated to Aix Marseille University in France, where I co-lead the TALEP research group of LIS. From Sep 2019 to Aug 2020 I was a visiting CNRS researcher (délégation) at the MELODI team of IRIT in Toulouse. I am a member of the gender equality commission of LIS and one of the organisers of les Cigales, a maths and computer science workshop for high-school girls.

I am passionate about multiword expressions (MWEs) and I try to build natural language processing systems that take them into account. I have created and maintain, with the help of colleagues, the mwetoolkit: a useful tool for discovering and indentifying MWEs in corpora. I have written a book on MWE processing, available as printed or e-Book on Springer Link. (errata). I am also interested in syntactic and semantic parsing, word embeddings, corpus annotation, low-resourced languages, unsupervised and semi-supervised methods, and information extraction. I am deeply involved in the PARSEME community, especially in the organisation of the shared tasks in 2017, 2018 and 2020, on verbal MWE identification. I also gave a course on MWEs at ESSLLI 2018 and a tutorial on MWEs at LREC 2022.

I obtained my PhD (2009-2012) from the University of Grenoble (France) under the supervision of Christian Boitet and at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) under the supervision of Aline Villavicencio. I have a Bachelor's degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and a Master's degree from ENSIMAG at Grenoble INP. I was co-chair of the 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of the workshop on multiword expressions, area chair of *SEM 2012, NAACL 2019 and ACL 2020, PC chair of PROPOR 2018, guest editor of the ACM TSLP special issue on MWEs, editorial board member of LSP's series on Phraseology and Multiword Expressions (PMWE), and elected representative of the MWE Section of SIGLEX (2020-2022).

Habilitation à diriger des recherches (HDR)

I defended my habilitation à diriger des recherches (HDR) in 2023 at Aix Marseille University, entitled Multiword expressions in computational linguistics:

Research projects

I am/was involved in the following funded projects and grants:


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