I am an Associate Professor (Maître de conférences) in Com
puter Science at the University of Nantes. I mainly teach at the Institute of Technology of the University and I do my research at the at LS2N (UMR CNRS 6004) in the TALN (Natural Language Processing) team.

Main research topics

My research interests lie in the Natural Language Processing (NLP) field around the problem of accessing to the content of (textual) documents. In particular, I work on discourse modelling and discourse analysis issues. The work is upstream from applications such as summarization, reader assistance and web semantic reasoning. The approaches combine statistical methods and linguistics. 
I am also interested in NLP infrastructure/architecture (mainly with UIMA) and in the production of language resources (for processing French).

Keywords : Accessing the content of ( textual ) documents ; discourse analysis and modelling ; language resource and NLP infrastructure/architecture ; UIMA

Publications: You may consult the dedicated publication page and my Google scholar and HAL profiles.

More details on: the CV pages.

Activities around "Discourse modelling and analysis"

Activities around "NLP infrastructure/architecture and language resources for processing French"


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EMail: nicolas.hernandez @univ-nantes.fr

LS2N UMR 6004
Addr: 2, Rue de la Houssiniere F-44322 Nantes Cedex 3 - FRANCE ; 
Phone: +33 (0)2 51 12 53 94; 
Fax.: +33 (0)2 51 12 58 12

Institut Universitaire de Technologie de Nantes - Departement Informatique
Addr: 3 rue du Marechal Joffre 44041 Nantes ; 
Phone: +33 (0)2 40 30 60 67; 
Fax.: +33 (0)2 40 30 60 82 ;