Dr. Manel Zarrouk

Postdoctoral Researcher/Adjunct Lecturer

Interim Unit Leader Knowledge Discovery Unit

Insight Centre for Data Analytics

Galway - Ireland

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Natural Language Processing (NLP) - Semantic Reasoning - Emotion/sentiment/opinion mining - Data Analytics - Knowledge Capturing - Data Mining - DMNLP - Decisional Computer Science and management.

Degree: PhD in informatics and linguistics

Endogenous Lexico-semantic Network Consolidation
relation’s inference and annotation, inference rules and domain specific language


Developing lexico-semantic resources is a major issue in the Natural Language Processing field. These resources, by making explicit inter alia some knowledge possessed only by humans, aim at providing the ability of a precise and complete text understanding to NLP tasks. Popular resources-building strategies involving crowdsourcing are flowering in NLP and are proved to be successful. However, the resulted resources are not free of errors and lack some important semantic relations. In this PhD thesis, we used the french lexico-semantic network from the project JeuxDeMots as a case-study. We designed an endogenous consolidation system for this type of networks based on inferring and annotating new semantic relations using the already existing ones, as well as extracting and proposing inference rules able to (re)generate a considerable part of the network. In addition, we conceived a domain specific language for manipulating the consolidation system along with the network itself and a prototype was implemented.


TEXTE team of LIRMM (Montpellier Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics and Microelectronics) in Montpellier University & French National Center for Scientic Research (CNRS) (France)


Viva Presentation


CST (thesis monitoring committee):

My students

L3 Systèmes d'exploitation (Montpellier University)
CorrectionTDTP1+2 - CorrectionTDTP3 - SystCorrigeFinal - Exemple d'examen Janv 2012 - Correction de l'exemple d'examen - Examen Janv 2010 - Examen Janv 2009
L3 Architecture et programmation du web (Montpellier University)
CorrectionTDTP_php - JavaScript


manel [at] mzarrouk.net

manel.zarrouk [at] insight-centre.org

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Insight Centre for Data Analytics - IDA Business Park, Lower Dangan, Galway, Ireland.