Corina Forăscu    


Research interests, projects, events, related info

Research interests

  • My research interests are in Artificial Intelligence, with a special focus on Natural Language Processing, mainly in discourse theories and structure, temporal information in natural language, anaphora resolution, e-learning, knowledge representation, lexical semantics, WordNet architectures, summarization, question-answering, annotation tools and development of annotated corpora, acquisition, processing and standardization of linguistic resources, etc..


Research projects

Past projects

  • LT4eL - Language Technologies for e-Learning; STREP 027391 in FP6-2004-IST-4 (December 2005 - May 2008)
    • team: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
    • coordinator: Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • RolTech - Platform For Romanian Language Technology: Resources, Tools And Interfaces; INTAS 05-104-7633 (May 2006 - May 2008)
    • team: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
    • coordinator: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
  • BalkaNet - Design and Development of a Multilingual Balkan WordNet; FP5, IST-2000-29388 (until December 2004)
    • team: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
    • coordinator: University of Patras, Greece
  • ROTEL - Intelligent systems for the Semantic Web, based on logics, ontologies and language technologies; CEEX 29 (Centre of Excellence) (October 2005 - August 2008)
    • team: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
    • coordinator: National Institute for Research and Developement in Informatics, Bucharest
  • GRAI - Academic grid for complex applications; CEEX 74 (Centre of Excellence) (July 2006 - August 2008)
    • team: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
    • coordinator: Technical University "Gh. Asachi", Iaşi
  • InterOb - Interaction with computer systems and robotics; CEEX 131 (Centre of Excellence) (October 2006 - August 2008)
    • team: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
    • coordinator: University of Suceava
  • The study of existence, singularity, stability and approximation of the solutions of some classes of functional equations. - Grant CNCSIS (National University Research Council), with U.T."Gh. Asachi" Iasi
  • The Thesaurus Dictionary of the Romanian Language in Electronic Format. Acquisition Studies. - Grant CNCSIS (National University Research Council), with "A. Philippide" Institute for Romanian Philology, Romanian Academy, Iasi

Projects in-progress
International

  • CLARIN - Common Language Resources and Technology Infrastructure; INFRA-2007-2.2-01, 212230, 3 years (since January 2008)
    • team: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC (WP 6 leader)
    • coordinator: Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • ALEAR - Artificial Language Evolution on Autonomous Robots; ICT 214856, 3 years (since January 2008)
    • team: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
    • coordinator: Humbold University, Germany
  • COST A31: Stability And Adaptation Of Classification Systems In A Cross-Cultural Perspective (since September 2006)
    • team: Romanian
    • coordinator: CRLAO, Paris, France

National (financed through the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research)

  • DLRI - The Dictionary of the Romanian Language in Electronic Format. Derivatives; CNCSIS Grant, 2 years, since September 2007
    • team: A. Philippide Institute for Romanian Philology, Romanian Academy, Iasi
    • coordinator: A. Philippide Institute for Romanian Philology, Romanian Academy, Iasi
  • eDTLR - The Romanian Thesaurus Dictionary in electronic form; PN2, PC, D91013/18.09.2007, 3 years, since September 2007
    • team: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
    • coordinator: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
  • SIR-RESDEC - Open Domain Question Answering System for Romanian and English; PN2, PC, D11007/18.09.2007, 3 years, since September 2007
    • team: Faculty of Computer Science, UAIC
    • coordinator: Romanian Academy Institute for Research in Artificial Intelligence

Pending projects

  • None :)

Eligible projects, not financed

  • LUPS, STREP in FP6-2004-IST-3, June 2004
  • CARISTMA, SSA in FP6-2004-ACC-SSA-2, October 2004
  • WebLang, STREP in FP6-2004-IST-4, March 2005
  • Klub-Events, SCF in FP6-2005-Mobility-4, May 2005
  • Meaning+, STREP in FP6-2005-IST-5, September 2005
  • TETIS-07, SCF 045779 in FP6-2006-Mobility-4, May 2006


Events

  • 2009
    • CLEF 2009, Multiple Language Question Answering (QA@CLEF), September 3 - October 2, Corfu, Greece (participant)
    • KEPT 2009, Knowledge Engineering: Principles and Techniques Conference, July 2-4, 2009, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (participant)
    • CICLing 2009, 10th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, March 1-7, 2009, National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico City, Mexico (participant)
  • 2008
    • QG 2008, Question Generation Shared Task and Evaluation Challenge, September 25-26, 2008, NSF, Arlington, VA, USA (participant with an NSF grant)
    • CLEF 2008, Multiple Language Question Answering (QA@CLEF), September 17-19, 2008, Aarhus, Denmark (participant)
    • ECIT 2008, 5th European Conference on Intelligent Systems and Technologies, July 10-12, 2008, Romanian Academy, Iasi branch (participant)
    • LREC 2008, 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, May 26 - June 1, 2008, Marrakech, Morocco (participant with an CNCSIS grant)
    • DTIL-2008 - International Workshop: Tools for Computer-Aided Translation, (website in Romanian), February 28-29, 2008, Romanian Academy, Bucharest (participant)
    • CICLing-2008 - 9th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, February 17-23, 2008, University of Haifa, Israel (participant with an CNCSIS grant)
    • LT4eL- review 2008 - project and EC review meeting, January 21-25, 2008, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (participant)
  • 2007
    • ConsILR-2007 - International Workshop: Romanian Linguistic Resources and Tools for Natural Language Processing, (website in Romanian), December 14 - 15, University "Al. I. Cuza", Iasi (organizer)
    • LT4eL- seminar 2007 - International Seminar Language Technology for eLearning, October 12, 2007, University of Malta (participant)
    • RANLP 2007 - Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing - International conference, tutorials and workshops, September 23 - 30, 2007, Borovets, Bulgaria (participant)
    • Round table - Linguistic technologies, current priority and future need: Romanian contributions, action lines and research projects, September 10, 2007, Romanian Academy, Bucharest (participant, unofficial organizer)
    • EUROLAN 2007 - Summer School: "Semantics, Opinion and Sentiment in Text", July 23 - August 3, 2007, University "Al. I. Cuza", Iasi (organizer)
    • Doctoral Consortium - at EUROLAN 2007 Summer School, July 30 - August 2, 2007, University "Al. I. Cuza", Iasi (organizer)
    • ASOS Workshop on Applications of Semantics, Opinion and Sentiments - at EUROLAN 2007 Summer School, July 23-27, 2007, University "Al. I. Cuza", Iasi (participant, unofficial organizer)
    • SpeD 2007 - 4th International Conference on Speech Technology and Human - Computer Dialogue, May 10 - 12, Romanian Academy, Iasi (participant)
    • LT4eL review meeting, January 31 - February 2, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, Utrecht, Netherlands (participant)
  • 2006
    • ConsILR-2006 - International Workshop: Romanian Linguistic Resources and Tools for Natural Language Processing (website in Romanian), November 3, 2006, University "Al. I. Cuza", Iasi (organizer)
    • NLP4ME 2006 - International Workshop: Natural Language Processing for Metadata Extraction, as part of the AIMSA 2006 Conference, September 13-15, 2006, Varna, Bulgaria (participant)
    • COST - Romanian COST INFO DAY, September 5, 2006, Bucharest, Romania (participant)
    • LREC 2006, 5th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, May 2006, Genoa, Italy (participant)
    • ICEIS 2006, International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Cyprus, Paphos, May 2006 (participant in the Doctoral Consortium - DCEIS-2006, Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Cognitive Science - NLUCS 2006)
    • CDI - Negotiation workshop "Competitivity through innovation in IST", March 18, 2006, Bucharest, Romania (participant)
  • 2005
    • International Symposium Intercultural Communication and European Integration, November 11-12, 2005, Romanian Academy, Iasi, Romania (participant)
    • ConsILR-2005 - International Workshop: Romanian Linguistic Resources and Tools for Natural Language Processing, (website in Romanian), November 3, 2005, University "Al. I. Cuza", Iasi (organizer)
    • RANLP 2005 - Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing - International conference, tutorials and workshops, September 18 - 25, 2005, Borovets, Bulgaria (participant with a Marie-Curie grant offered by the organizers )
    • EUROLAN 2005 - Summer School: The Multilingual Web: Resources, Technologies, And Prospects, July 25 - August 5, 2005, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (organizer)
    • SSSW 2005 - Ontological Engineering and the Semantic Web Summer School, July 10 - 16, 2005, Cercedilla, Spain (participant with a grant offered by Knowledge Web, NoE FP6-507482)
    • SASM 2005 - Anniversary Symposium "Gr. C. Moisil", May, 5 - 7, 2005, Romanian Academy Iasi Branch, Romania (participant)
  • 2004
    • Workshop: The Thesaurus Dictionary of the Romanian Language - in electronic format, December 9, 2004, Romanian Academy Iasi Branch, Romania (participant)
    • ESSLLI 2004 - European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information, August 7-20, 2004, Nancy, France (participant with an EACL grant)
    • International Workshop and courses "How to write a competitive proposal in FP6", organized by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Research and Hyperion Ltd Ireland (participant)
  • 2003
    EUROLAN 2003 - Summer School: "The Semantic Web and Language Technology - Its Potential and Practicalities", Bucharest (official participant)
  • 1998
    Summer School: National School of Algebra, Eforie Nord, Romania (participant)
  • 1991
    International Summer School in Greek language, history and civilization, Institute of Balkan Studies, Greek Ministry of Education, August 1991, Thessalonica, Greece (participant)

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