In my PhD thesis I explored ways of automatically acquiring large scale, Verbnet-like classifications of French verbs based on existing French and English lexical resources. My advisors were Claire Gardent and Samuel Cruz-Lara.
I am also interested in other aspects of (computational) lexical semantics, as for eg. how ontological relations are expressed in texts (in English, French or other languages), how ontology elements should be best linked to lexical and linguistic information, more generally in lexical acquisition and synonymy.
During my PhD work I was employed by the INRIA to work on the SEMbySEM project. The SEMbySEM project is a European project whose aim it is to provide open source software dedicated to the semantic management and monitoring of systems. The contribution of the Synalp team consists in addressing the linguistic requirements: how to represent the ontological objects in language - in English and in the other participants' languages.