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Overall Objectives
Scientific Foundations
Application Domains
New Results
Other Grants and Activities

Section: Other Grants and Activities

National Initiatives

ANR project FREC Frontiers of recognizability

Participant : Sylvain Salvati [correspondent] .

FREC is a four-years project (2010-2013) funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Its goal is to push further the frontiers of recent developments in the theory of automata and recognizability to more complex and realistic structures: trees, $ \lambda$ -terms and models of quantitative automata. The involvement of Sylvain Salvati in the project is mainly related to the notion of recognizability in the $ \lambda$ -calculus.

ANR GEONTO Programme Masse de Données et Connaissances

Participant : Mauro Gaio [correspondent] .

The GEONTO project is a 3-year project (2008-2010) funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) involving 4 partners: LRI, LIUPPA, COGIT, IRIT. It focuses on interoperability of diverse data related to geographic information. The first part of the project consists in building several geographic ontologies reflecting several (different might be better) points of view. In order to complete these objectives, various approaches relying on techniques taken from natural language processing will be used. The second part of the project will study the alignment of ontologies built in the previous part. See for details.

ANR project LOCI

Participants : Christian Bassac, Christian Retoré [correspondent] , Richard Moot, Sylvain Salvati.

Signes is one of the five sites of the ANR Blanc research program LOCI Locativity and Interaction in Logic, Linguistics and Computer Science with three labs SFL (Paris), LIPN (Paris), IML (Marseille), and the association Résurgences. With linear logic and ludics as a common underlying technique, this program is exploring several related topics from the humanities (speech acts, dialogue and lexicon; social interaction and learning; communication and web ontologies).

ANR project Rhapsodie

Participant : Lionel Clément [correspondent] .

Rhapsodie is a 4-year project (2008-2011) funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). It aims at building an annotated corpus of spoken French that will be freely distributed within the research community. This corpus will contain several kinds of spoken discourses, and its annotations will focus both on prosody and syntax, including topology and syntactic dependency. It will be a precious resource to understand the status of prosody in spoken French and its relation with syntax and informational structure. It will also be a suitable resource to train probabilistic parsers targetted at spoken French. In particular it has been shown how to annotate a (French) spoken corpus. The project includes partipants from several research groups in France, as well as Belgium and Switzerland. The involvement of Signes members in Rhapsodie mainly concerns syntax. See for details.

Groupement de Recherche C.N.R.S.: MAGIS

Participant : Mauro Gaio [correspondent] .

MAGIS "Methods and Applications for Geographic Information Science" is a CNRS "Collaborative Research Network". At present the network is composed of 35 French research centers and laboratories (more than 200 researchers). MAGIS is organized in four GIS domains whose objective is to develop fundamental methods and favor synergy across different scientific projects: (1)data integration, (2)spatio-temporal modeling and representation, (3)spatio-temporal methods and techniques, (4)GI organizational and societal contexts. Major events supported by MAGIS :

  1. MAGIS Summer school - SAGEO : conference on Spatial Analysis and Geomatics,

  2. CQFD-Géo : Quebec&French conference for the development of the Geomatic

  3. European Journal of GIS and Spatial Analysis (Hermès edition)

TUL 2010-2014 project: Approches typologiques des constructions elliptiques

Participant : Lionel Clément [correspondent] .

We may define elliptic constructions as syntactic structures which are missing at least the head or a complement whose interpretation and, in a certain way, whose syntax are fixed by the immediate context. This property distinguishes them from non-verbal sentences such as A nous la liberté! which are complete. The terminology establishes the following cases:

  1. head ellipsis: Gapping, Comparative deletion, Sluicing, Stripping, Conjunction reduction / Argument Cluster coordination, N'-deletion,

  2. complement ellipsis: Verb Phrase Ellipsis, Pseudo-gapping, Antecedent-contained deletion, Null-complement anaphora, Right Node Raising

The aim of the project is to compare syntax, semantics and prosody of those constructs in various languages. The project is more particularly concerned with the following problems:

  1. what kind of ellipsis exist in each studied languages?

  2. what are the constraints and the properties of those ellipsis?

  3. which of those properties can be related to other properties of the considered languages?

The project shall:

  1. create a multilingual corpus of elliptical constructions and make it available on the Internet.

  2. organize two international conferences (in 2011 and in 2013) in Paris.

  3. publish a book in the collection Studies in Languages, Complementary series of John Benjamins, and edited by Werner Abraham and Michael Noonan.


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