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Iana Atanassova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Natural Language Procesing
Maître de Conférences HDR en Traitement Automatique des Langues
CRIT - Centre Tesnière, Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté
Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)        iana.atanassova _at_

Last update: July 2021


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Selected papers

  • Iana Atanassova. Beyond Metadata: the New Challenges in Mining Scientific Papers. In: 8th International Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval (BIR 2019) co-located with ECIR 2019 - keynote talk. Cologne, Germany, 2019
  • Iana Atanassova, François-C. Rey and Marc Bertin. Studying Uncertainty in Science: a distributional analysis through the IMRaD structure. In: 7th International Workshop on Mining Scientific Publications (WOSP) at LREC 2018. Miyazaki, Japan, May 2018.
  • Iana Atanassova. Information Retrieval and Semantic Annotation of Scientific Corpora. In: INFuture2017: Integrating ICT In Society - keynote talk. Zagreb, Croatia, 2017
  • Iana Atanassova, Marc Bertin and Vincent Larivière. On the Composition of Scientific Abstracts. Journal of Documentation, vol. 72, issue 4, pp. 636-647, July 2016 [Preprint]
  • Marc Bertin, Iana Atanassova, Vincent Larivière, and Yves Gingras. The Invariant Distribution of References in Scientific Papers. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 164-177, January 2016
  • Marc Bertin, Iana Atanassova, Cassidy R. Sugimoto and Vincent Larivière. The linguistic patterns and rhetorical structure of citation context: an approach using n-grams. Journal of Scientometrics, vol. 109, pp. 1417-1434, September 2016
  • Marc Bertin, Iana Atanassova, Vincent Larivière, and Yves Gingras. Mapping the Linguistic Context of Citations. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Featuring the “The Future of Science Mapping”, vol. 41, no. 2, December/January 2015
  • Iana Atanassova, Marc Bertin, Tomi Kauppinen. Exploitation de données spatiales provenant d’articles scientifiques pour le suivi des maladies tropicales, Gestion et Analyse des données Spatiales et Temporelles (GAST'2015), 15ème conférence internationale sur l'extraction et la gestion des connaissances (EGC-2015), Luxembourg, 27 janvier 2015
  • Iana Atanassova and Marc Bertin. Semantic Web Evaluation Challenge: SemWebEval 2014 at ESWC 2014, chapter Semantic Facets for Scientific Information Retrieval, pp. 108–113. Communications in Computer and Information Science (Book 475). Springer, 2014
  • Marc Bertin and Iana Atanassova. Semantic Enrichment of Scientific Publications and Metadata: Citation Analysis Through Contextual and Cognitive Analysis. D-lib Magazine, 18(7/8), July/August 2012


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Topics & Keywords:

Information extraction, text mining, semantic annotation, sentiment analysis, information retrieval, text navigation

Scholarly document processing, scientific papers, semantic publishing

Linguistic models, knowledge-based processing, hybrid methods

Ontologies, knowledge representation, Semantic web, Linked Open Data

Scientific paper processing, Uncertainty mining

Thématiques et mots clés :

Extraction d'information, fouille textuelle, annotation sémantique, analyse des sentiments, recherche d'information, navigation textuelle

Traitement d'articles scientifiques, publications scientifiques

Modélisation linguistique, traitements à base de connaissances linguistiques, méthodes hybrides

Ontologies, représentation des connaissances, Web Sémantique, données ouvertes et liées

Traitement d'articles scientifiques, Incertitude scientifique

Funded Projects

Current projects


PI of project InSciM - "Modelling Uncertainty in Science" (2021 - 2025), funded by French ANR JCJC.

PI of the project DecRIPT - "Detection of the Representations of Personal Data in Texts" (2019-2022), funded by Interreg France-Switzerland 2014-2020 and Communauté du Savoir

Supervisor of the project EMONTAL - "Extraction and Ontology Modeling of Subjects and Places for the Exploitation of the Documentary Funds of Bourgogne Franche-Comté" - PhD thesis (2020-2024), funded by Bourgogne Franche-Comté Region.

Participant in project TheoScit (2020-2023), funded by French ANR.

Participant in project SEO-ELP (2019-), funded by Fr-Educ.

Past projects

Participant in project WEBSO+ (2016-2018, funded by Interreg France-Switzerland): development of a platform for strategic technological and competitive intelligence and e-reputation integrating semantic processing, text classification and sentiment analysis

Participant in project SARS (2015-2017, funded by Franche-Comté, France): tools for scientific writing using lexical databases and Information Retrieval

As Post-Doctoral Fellow at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2014):

  • Design and implementation of processing chains for the digitizing, OCR and semantic annotation of journal articles. Collaboration with BANQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec) and Érudit. Semantic analysis of journal articles with applications to social and historical studies, in collaboration with Prof. Jean-Philippe Warren.
  • Studying the impact of the IMRaD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) structure of scientific papers on the distribution of citations. Citation context analysis, in collaboration with Marc Bertin, Vincent Larivière and Yves Gingras. Applications to visualization and science maps.

As associate researcher at STIH, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France (2012 - 2013): research in the field of semantic annotation of scientific articles, Information Retrieval, Information Extraction and Interfaces.

Current teaching activities

In charge of the Department of Natural Language Processing at Université de Franche-Comté, since 2020.

Course marager of MSc in Natural Language Processing (speciatly in MSc Languages and Foreign Cultures LLCER) at Université de Franche-Comté, since 2017.

Teaching in MSc in Natural Language Processing: Methodology in NLP, Computer Programming for NLP, Information extraction and IR, Cognitive Methods and ML, Software engineering for NLP.

Teaching in BSc Languages and Foreign Cultures, specialty Natural Language Processing, Université de Franche-Comté: Introduction to computer programming for NLP.

For past teaching activities, PostDoc and PhD supervision: see CV.

Resources & links

CVs en ligne

Annuaire IUF - Iana Atanassova


Science dissemination

TDM Stories: The structure of papers - OpenMinTeD Interview (2017) - video

The Linguistic Context of Citations (Marc Bertin, Iana Atanassova, Vincent Larivière, and Yves Gingras, 2014) - science map created for the 10th Iteration of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibit on “The Future of Science Mapping”

L'ACTU - Université de Franche-Comté

Le traitement automatique des langues séduit l'armée (2018)

Au commencement était le verbe (2016)


Mon blog informatique - blog on LaTeX and other stuff (in French)


GitHub profile