Professor Sylviane CARDEY
Sylviane Cardey, PhD and State Thesis in linguistics, Senior Member of the Institut universitiare de France, is Tenured Professor (Classe exceptionelle) of Linguistics and Natural Language Processing in the University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France. She is Director of the Centre de Recherche en Linguistique et Traitement Automatique des Langues Lucien Tesnière and has created the Natural Language Processing (NLP) programme at Besançon and also the European Master Mundus Course in NLP and HLT (Human Language Technology). Her research is fundamentally oriented and principally concerns the development of her systemic linguistics analysis model and its associated calculus. This work has lead to applications in which quality is paramount. The principal applied research domains are in machine translation (between languages of the same and different origins or families), sense-mining and controlled languages, and where she has been lead partner in collaborative projects in France and internationally. She has several international collaborations in particular concerning mission critical environments, for example with enterprises in the aircraft manufacturing and food-processing industries. She has supervised 42 PhDs, has 139 publications amongst which a research monograph "Modelling Language" (2013), has created the international conference series XTAL, and is a national and international expert. Sylviane Cardey was awarded the "Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur" in 2010 for her contribution to research.