Violeta Seretan

Contact information:
University of Geneva
40 bd. du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Tel: +41 22 379 8683
Office number: M6336
Violeta's email

Senior Research Associate and Lecturer, Department of Translation Technology
MSc Al.I.Cuza 2000, computer science; PhD Geneva 2008, linguistics.

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Areas: computational linguistics, natural language processing, information extraction, computational lexicography, translation technology

Places: NLP Group @ Infoiasi, LATL, FX-PAL, ILCC, TIM/ISSCO (since 2011)


  • Current
  • machine translation
  • translation aids and tools
  • pre-editing and post-editing
  • controlled natural languages
  • text-to-text generation
  • text simplification
  • text readability
  • Persistent/Past
  • syntactic parsing
  • information extraction
  • collocations, multi-word expressions, terminology
  • lexical acquisition, association measures
  • context-sensitive dictionaries
  • corpus linguistics, Web as a corpus
  • text alignment, parallel concordancing 
  • textual entailment, nominalization
  • discourse analysis, anaphora
  • argumentative analysis
  • linear programming approaches to NLP



My monograph Syntax-Based Collocation Extraction is based on my doctoral research. Full texts and BibTeX entries for all my peer-reviewed publications can be found here.

Professional Activities

Conference Organisation: MUMTTT 2015, MUMTTT 2013, ACL-SRW 2007, EACL-SRW 2006 (co-chair)



Keynote speaker at the RANLP 2013 conference (Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, Hissar, Bulgaria):

Invited talks: I have given invited talks in France, United Kingdom, Greece, Bulgaria, United States, and Switzerland. Selected titles:

Plenary Talk Chair for the 2015 conference of the European Society of Phraseology

University of Geneva 2010 Latsis Prize for my PhD thesis:

Best Paper Award at the TALN 2007 conference (Conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles, Toulouse, France) for my article with Eric Wehrli:

EACL Student Board member, 2005–2007