Claire GardentLORIA INRIA Nancy Grand Est
Equipe Talaris, Bat. B
615, rue du jardin botanique
54600 Villers lès Nancy
phone: +33 3 83 59 20 39
|I am a CNRS
Director of Research based in the
LORIA Computer Science research unit of Nancy, France. My research is
in Computational Linguistics and I focus on lexical acquisition and
grammar development for French, the syntax/semantics interface and TAG
(Tree Adjoining Grammar) based surface realisation.
Before becoming a scientist, I trained race horses in Ireland, trapped possums in New Zealand and herded sheep on the German moors. In Geneva where I later went to become an interpretor, I met Maghi King who finally put order into my life and send me to the UK to study for a Master in Intelligence Knowledge Based Systems at Essex University. I did my Master research under Ann de Roeck's supervision and moved on to Edinburgh to do my PhD. There, I was hired by Gabriel Bès (U. de Clermont Ferrand, France) to work on the EU funded ACORD project on parsing and generating with Unification Categorial Grammar. In my thesis on the other hand I investigated the syntactic, semantic and computational properties of verbal ellipsis and was supervised by Ewan Klein and Robin Cooper. After leaving Edinburgh, I worked in Amsterdam and Utrecht on EU funded projects and in Saarbrücken on German funded ones (LISA, InDiGen). Finally, in 2000, Jean-Marie Pierrel suggested I apply for a CNRS position and since then I have been in Nancy working at LORIA and redirecting my research to help promote french NLP. Along the way, I gave birth to three wonderful daughters: Jennifer, Gabrielle and Caroline. On tuesdays at 12 a.m, when I am not sitting in a meeting, away at a conference or nursing a sick child at home, I can be found teaching Iyengar yoga at LORIA. For this, I thank Clé Souren, my teacher in Amsterdam.
All pictures on this web site courtesy of Choux-bidoo.
|May 15, 2009|