University of Geneva
40 bd. du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Tel: +41 22 379 8683
Fax: +41 22 379 8689
Office number: 6336
Background and Research Interests
I have been working as a scientific researcher at ISSCO / TIM,
ETI, University of Geneva since May 2002. I was previously a research assistant in LITH department at EPFL.
I received both a MSc and BSc in Computer Science from Faculty of Computer Science, Al. I. Cuza University of Iasi.
Working in the framework of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research on Interactive Multimodal Information Management (IM2), I've completed my PhD thesis in April 2007.
The thesis is dealing with machine learning techniques for discourse/dialogue segmentation into thematic episodes.
My research interests are in
designing and empirically evaluating machine learning techniques for natural language processing tasks
implementing dialogue systems
exploiting corpora for translation
Current and past research projects that I've worked on:
CoNLL-2010 Shared Task
- Learning to detect hedges and their scope in natural language text.
- Computer-Assisted Language Learning based on speech recognition and machine translation.
- Spoken language translation of dialogues in the medical domain.
IM2 - Interactive Multimodal Information Management
Research project proposals that I've worked on:
- TEACH - Translating Educational Articles for CHildren. [ Abstract
- ACCEPT - Automated Community Content Editing PorTal. [ Abstract ]
A full list of publications can be found here.
- A Hedgehop Over a Max-Margin Framework Using Hedge Cues, Maria Georgescul. "In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL)", Uppsala, Sweden, July, 2010.
- Spoken Language Understanding via Supervised Learning and Linguistically Motivated Features, Maria Georgescul, Manny Rayner and Pierrette Bouillon. In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems, Cardiff, UK, June 2010.
Tools that I've worked on: