Matthias Gallé | Naver Labs Europe
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Natural Language Processing

Group Lead of the Natural Language Processing group. We teach computers to understand and generate natural language.


Other activities: 

  • Site-leader of the H2020 project SMOOTH (GDPR compliance for micro-enterprises)
  • Management Committee member of the COST action Multi3Generation
  • Member of the steering committee of ICGI (Grammatical Inference)
  • Coordinator and teacher for the NLP module at CentraleSupelec (2020 edition here)

My own background is in theoretical computer science & algorithmics, with applications to genetic and natural language sequences. In addition to my research interest in statistical and combinatorial methods for analysing text, I like applying them to explore data-sets and see what they tell us about the world.

I joined the centre (at what was at the time Xerox Research) in 2011. My PhD is from the INRIA centre in Rennes, France, and before that I was at FaMAF, (National University of Córdoba, Argentina). I grew up in Germany and spent some years in Brazil. You can find my academic genealogy on the Mathematics Genealogy Project

Publications: Google Scholar

  • July'20 Area chair for Machine Learning track at EACL 2021
  • Jan' 20 Visiting and talking at U of Copenhagen and ITU
  • Dec' 19 I am co-chair of the Machine Learning track at COLING 2020
  • Dec'19 Top Reviewer at NeurIPS 2019
  • Oct '19 Spending a week in UK, visiting and talking at FAIR, UCL and Edinburgh
  • Aug'19 Two papers accepted at EMNLP, on predicting performance drop in domain shifts and understanding the efficiency of BPE + two others in workshops (NewSum and TextGraphs)
  • Jan'19 My TEDx (Córdoba) talk around the "real dangers of AI" was uploaded
  • Dec'18 We are organizing a workshop at ACL: Deep Learning and Formal Languages: Building Bridges
  • Oct'18 Best Reviewer Award from EMNLP 2018
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