Senior Researcher, Institute for Applied Linguistics of Eurac Research
Lionel Nicolas is a senior researcher of the Institute for Applied Linguistics of Eurac Research...
Lionel Nicolas is a senior researcher of the Institute for Applied Linguistics of Eurac Research in Bolzano, Italy. He completed a PhD in Natural Language Processing (NLP) in 2010 at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. His research focuses predominantly on NLP but also on Crowdsourcing, Computer-assisted Language Learning and Learner corpora. More specifically, his research has focused (among other things) on practical guidelines for saving efforts when creating or improving NLP resources, on the automatized transfer of linguistic knowledge between two closely related languages, on the automatized creation and extension of NLP resources and on the combination of language learning and crowdsourcing for the purpose of creating NLP resources. In 2017, his efforts regarding the combination of language learning and crowdsourcing allowed to fund a large European network project, called the European Network For Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques (enetCollect), that allowed to create a new R&I community involving numerous NLP and other language-related stakeholders and in which he's been playing a central role since the project and the community were started. Since then, his efforts focuses on a specific implicit crowdsourcing paradigm that pairs language learning exercises with NLP resources in order to generate exercise content from the linguistic resources while using the aggregated answers to these exercises to improve the NLP resources used to generate the exercise content. During his career, he also has been involved in the development of methods and tools related to learner corpora and digital infrastructures.See more See less firstname.lastname@example.org