Eric Laporte
LIGM
Université Gustave Eiffel
5, bd Descartes
Champs-sur-Marne
F-77454 Marne-la-Vallee CEDEX 2
France
Tel.: 33 - 1 60 95 75 52
Fax.: 33 - 1 60 95 75 57
eric dot laporte at univ-paris-est dot fr
ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-0984-0781


Bio
Professor at Université Gustave Eiffel
Research in natural language processing
Publications
Bibliometry
Teaching in computer science
Education
Personal data



Position
2020-         Full professor of Computer science at Gustave Eiffel University
1998-2019         Full professor of Computer science at Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
2011-2013 Invited Professor, linguistics, Federal University of Espírito Santo (Brazil)
1995-1998 Full professor of Computer science at the University of Reims
1989-1995 Associate professor of computer science at the University of Paris 7
1986-1989 Teacher in computer science at CNAM
1982-1986 École normale supérieure, rue d'Ulm, Paris, mathematics
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Research

Natural language processing, language resources (construction of electronic dictionaries, lexicon-grammar), spelling-to-phonetics conversion, natural language parsing, spelling correction software, lexical disambiguation, transducers.

Laboratory

2018-2020 Member of Executive Committee of Laboratory of Excellence Bézout, Paris-Est Sup
1992-2013 Leader of the Computational Linguistics Group of this Laboratory. The members of LADL have been integrated into IGM in 2002.
2006-2008 Vice-Director of LIGM (1 January 2006-1 February 2008).

Research projects

1989-1995 GENELEX (program Eureka, 5 partners)
1995-1998 Creator and coordinator of GRAMLEX  (program Copernicus, European Union, 5 partners)
1999-2000 Creator of Finite Automata and Natural-Language Lexicons (Franco-Brazilian project, 2 partners)
2002- Creator of the ELAG project (French-Portuguese, 2 partners)
2002-2006 Coordinator of OUTILEX (national, RNTL platform, 10 partners)
2003-2004 Creator of CONCORLEX (French-Belgian, 2 partners)
2005-2007 Lexsynt (10 partners)
2006-2007 Inex (4 partners, financed by the Institute of French Linguistics)
2005-2008 Infom@gic (22 partners), within the Cap Digital business cluster; financed by Fonds unique interministériel; a paper in a magazine
2009-2011 DoXa (12 partners), within the Cap Digital business cluster; financed by Fonds unique interministériel
2010-2012 GramLab (6 partners), within the Cap Digital business cluster, financed by the European regional development fund and the Assembly of Seine-et-Marne
2013-2017 PARSEME, financed by the European Union, cf. Choosing Features for Classifying Multiword Expressions (17 Mb), Poster presentation for the PARSEME General Meeting in Valletta (Malta), March 2015
2014-2016 Unitex-Arabic, financed by SATT idf-innov, cf. Automation of Arabic to take a French-Lebanese turn, Al Hayat, 24 April 2015, p. 17
2019- Cité des dames, financed by I-Site FUTURE

Achievements

Program of spelling-to-phonetics conversion of French words (1984). Phonetic dictionary of French (1986). Software of generation of oral messages, in collaboration (1986). Software of spelling correction, Philip Morris Scientific Award 1989. System for checking and applying spelling-to-phonetics conversion rules (1991; used for Spanish by Antonio Ríos; in the form of a bimachine, BiPho  system, 1997). System of resolution of lexical ambiguities, ELAG  (Elimination of lexical ambiguity through grammars), in collaboration (1997). French Corpus with annotation of determiners (2007), multiword expressions with adverbial function (2008), multiword nouns (2008).

Referee

Conferences: of the European Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics (EACL);  EACL and COLING Workshop on a Broader Perspective on Multiword Expressions (MWE); Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC); Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning (EMNLP-CoNLL); Traitement automatique des langues naturelles (TALN); Finite State Methods in Natural Language Processing (FSMNLP); COLING Workshop on Lexical and Grammatical Resources for Language Processing (LG-LP) ; ACL Student Research Workshop (SRW) ; ACL Widening Natural Language Processing Workshop (WiNLP) ; Language & Technology Conference (LTC); Language resources and technologies for processing and linking historical documents and archives (LRT4HDA) ; Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB) ; Eclavit Workshop on Analysis and Representation of Textual Data; International Colloquium on Theoretical Aspects of Computing (ICTAC); Lexis and Grammar Conference; Workshop on Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language - Written and Spoken (PROPOR); Brazilian School of Computational Linguistics and Encontro de Lingüística de Corpus (ELC-EBRALC) ; International Conference on Natural Language and Speech Processing (ICNLSP) ; World Congress of French Linguistics (CMLF) ; Atala Workshop on "The Lexis/Grammar Interface and Syntactic-Semantic Lexicons"; Linguistic Description for the Processing of French (DLTAF, in the framework of the ACFAS Conference) ; Text Mining Challenge (DEFT) ; Symposium on Theoretical Aspects of Computer Science (STACS); Conference on Implementation and Application of Automata (CIAA); Portugal for Natural Language Processing (PorTAL); Workshop on the Description of Portuguese.

Journals: Language Resources and Evaluation Journal ; Digital Scholarship in the Humanities ; TAL Journal; Machine Translation (MT), guest editor for volume 18 no. 3 ; Computing Reviews; (Con)textos linguísticos; Language Sciences; Faits de langues ; Linx ; Repères-Dorif ; Estudos Linguísticos ; Entrepalavras ; Fórum Linguístico ; (Con)textos linguísticos ; Lux Coreana; Cahiers du CENTAL series; Revue québécoise de linguistique, University of Québec at Montréal; Arena Romanistica, Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, Norway; Linguistica communicatio, Faculty of literature, Fez, Morocco.

Agence nationale de la Recherche (ANR), in information technology and in linguistics.

Director of the Lingvisticae Investigationes journal from October 2002 to December 2016 (international scientific journal with editorial board, founded in 1977 by Maurice Gross, 2 volumes, 350 pages a year).

Organization of conferences

Final Conference of GRAMLEX, University of Salerne, Italy, 1998 ; Journées d'hommage à Maurice Gross, Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, Paris, June 2002 ; 21st International Conference on Lexis and Grammar, University of Bari, Italy, September 2002 ; EACL Workshop on Finite-State Methods in Natural Language Processing, Budapest, April 2003; LiPrAL 2012 (1º Colóquio de Linguística para o Processamento Automático de Linguagem Natural), Vitória, November 29-30, 2012, with Aucione Smarsaro and Oto Vale ; 2nd Unitex-Gramlab Workshop, Marne-la-Vallée, 2013, with Cédrick Fairon and Tita Kyriacopoulou; member of the Unitex-GramLab Forum.

Miscellaneous

Organization of PhD follow-up at LIGM (2016-). Member of the Advisory Board of Swiss Innovation Valley. Member of the Management Committee of Atala (2006-2009). Member of the Advisory Committee of 'Onset-Centro de Estudos de Linguagem' (Onset-CEL) of the University of Lisbon, and formerly of the Laboratory of linguistic engineering (LabEL), at Instituto superior técnico, Lisbon.
Expert for the federal Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada, 2019 and 2020), Fonds de la recherche scientifique (Belgium), Agence pour l'Évaluation de la Qualité de l'Enseignement Supérieur de la Communauté française de Belgique (report, 2012), the Europe Education Formation France Agency, Réseau national des technologies logicielles (RNTL),  National Association for Technical Research (ANRT - CIFRE PhD scholarships), Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), European Commission, UNESCO, Community of Mediterranean Universities (CUM). Hiring Committee for the University of Algarve (Portugal).
Standardisation activities: expert for Technolangue project Normalangue RNIL on "Morphosyntactic Annotation Framework" (MAF) and "Lexical Markup Framework" (LMF) of ISO (TC37 SC4).
Interview in magazine Tangente 102, 2005, pp. 10-12, "Traduction automatique".

Programming languages: C language, C++, XSLT, Python, Lisp, Prolog, Pascal, Fortran. Unix.
Invited talks
1987 University of Salerno (Italy)
1990 Mannheim
1991 National University of Seoul
1991 Autonomous University of Barcelone
1991 University of Lisbonne
1992 Bari (Italy)
1992 Aristotle University of Thessalonique (Greece)
1992 University of Lisbonne
1993 University of Munich
1993 University of Poznan (Poland)
1993 Saint-Petersbourg (Russia)
1994 University of Poznan (Poland)
1994 Rank Xerox Research Center, Grenoble
1994 KAIST, Taejon (South Korea)
1995 University of Munich
1995 University of Saarbruck
1996 University of Faro (Portugal)
1997 University of Munich
1997 University of Hyderabad (India)
1998 University of Lisbonne
1998 University of Saarbruck
1999 University of Konstanz (Germany)
1999 University of Campinas, Unicamp (Brazil)
1999 University of São Paulo
2000 Aristotle University of Thessalonique (Greece)
2000 Federal University of Espirito Santo (Brazil)
2000 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2001 University of Bologna
2002 City University of Hong-Kong
2002 University of Tours
2002 Federal University of Goiânia (Brazil)
2002 University of São Paulo, São Carlos (Brazil)
2002 Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
2003 King's College, London
2004 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
2004 KAIST, Taejon (South Korea)
2004 National University of Seoul
2004 Korea Telecom, Seoul (South Korea)
2004 Federal University of Espirito Santo (Brazil)
2004 University of São Paulo
2004 Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil)
2005 University of Paris North
2005 University of Bergen
2005 University of Poznan (Pologne)
2005 Federal University of Goiânia (Brazil)
2005 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea)
2006 National University of Seoul
2006 Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities [presentation document]
2007 Linguistic Society of Paris
2007 UNESP Araraquara (Brazil)
2008 University of Palermo
2009 Eul-ji University (South Korea)
2009 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea)
2009 Sejong University (South Korea)
2009 Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea)
2009 University of Bergen (Norway)
2011 University of Tours
2011 National University of Córdoba (Argentina)
2011 Federal University of Brasília (Brazil)
2012 Maximilian University of Munich [presentation document]
2013 Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil) [presentation document]
2014 Institut des Systèmes complexes Paris Ile-de-France [presentation document]
2014 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences [presentation document]
2014 Institut for Language and Speech Processing (Greece)
2015 Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil) [presentation document]
2015 Federal University of Espirito Santo (Brazil)
2016 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea) [presentation document]
2018 Ricardo Palma University (Lima, Peru) [presentation document]
Patrick Watrin's doctoral defence - Anne Dister's doctoral defence - Paula Carvalho's doctoral defence - Laurent Kevers's doctoral defence

Teaching

Natural language processing (MSc in Computer Science), computer theory (BSc in Computer Science, MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, programs of engineering in image, multimedia, audiovisual and communication and in Computer Science), linguistics for language processing (MA in Linguistics), master students, doctoral students.
Course at European summer school in Logic, Language and Information  in 1998.
MA Course at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio in 2000.
MSc Course at University of São Paulo, São Carlos in 2004.
MA Course at Federal University of Espírito Santo in 2005.
MA Course at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in 2005.
Linguísticas da palavra, da frase e do discurso : Inaugural Lesson of the MA in Linguistics, UFES, Vitória (Brazil), 16 May 2013
Seminar on Finite State Automata in the Creation of NLP Resources at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2014: Local Grammars 1, Inflection transducers for simple words, Acyclic automaton of a text.
Seminar on Local Grammars: Background and Significance at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (South Korea) in 2016.
Como reunir dados linguísticos cientificamente? (How to collect linguistic data scientifically?), crash course in CONEL IV, UFES, Vitória (Brazil), 16 November 2017.
Co-ordinator of international student mobility in Computer Science for IGM.
Direction of academic studies:
2018-2020 Director of the MSc in Computer science
2008-2009 Director of the MSc in Computer science, second year
1998-2009 Director of the MSc in Computer engineering, second year (statistics about the employment in 2005 of the graduates of 2003, in 2006 of the graduates of 2004)
1998-2005 Director of the DESS in Computer science (graduate studies)
1998-2000 Director of Computer and Network Studies (Ingénieurs 2000) and ESITCOM (telecommunication engineering school)
1995-98 Co-director of undergraduate studies in Computer science
1992-93 Director of the DESS in Computer science (graduate studies)

Education

1993 Dr. hab. from the University of Paris 7: Phonétique et transducteurs.
1988 Ph.D. from the University of Paris 7 in computer science: Méthodes algorithmiques et lexicales de phonétisation de textes, jury: M.-P. Schützenberger, Maurice Gross  (supervisor), J.-S. Liénard, D. Perrin, M. Nivat.
1982-1986 École normale supérieure, rue d'Ulm, Paris, mathematics.
1984 DEA in computer science, spelling-to-phonetics conversion with the aid of transductions, Paris 7.
1983 MSc in Computer Theory, Paris 7.
1983 BSc in Mathematics, Paris 7; B.A. in linguistics, Paris III.
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Personal data

Married, no children.
Languages: French (native). English, Portuguese, fluent. German, written.
Hobby: counter-tenor soloist.

Prosper Laporte, the grandfather of my grandfather.