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Université de Bretagne-Sud (UBS)
Department of Document Management

 Contact details
Contact personProf. Dr. Geoffrey Williams
Pro Vice Chancellor International 
Street27 rue Armand Guillemot 
Address 56321 - Lorient (France) 
Phone0033 2 97 87 66 70 
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Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypeSecondary or higher education establishment 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Languages and Linguistics

 Brief description of your activity focus
Corpus linguistics and lexicography

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
  • Specialist in the building and analysis of corpora. Single language corpora and special language comparable corpora.

  • Study of collocation and their use in meaning analysis.

  • Areas of analysis: political sciences, cultural heritage, particularly built heritage. Sciences, particularly plant biology.

  • Lexicography - the building and maintenance of electronic dictionaries using corpus-driven methodologies.
  •  Research Activities

     EU Framework Programme related activities:
    » Strengthening policy coherence & coordination in Europe
    » Regional, territorial and social cohesion
    » Cultural interactions in an international perspective
    » Participation and citizenship in Europe
    » Diversities and commonalities in Europe
    » How indicators are used in policy
    » Developing better indicators for policy
    » Use of indicators and related approaches for the evaluation of research policies and programmes
    » Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges

     Project participation
    Project #1
    Project TypeFP6
    Project TitleINTUNE, ‘Integrated and United : A Quest for Citizenship in an ‘ever closer Europe’,
    Specific ThemeEuropean citizenship
    Project websitewww.intune.it
    CoordinatorMaurizio Cotta

     International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
    French National Research Agency (ANR) funding.

  • SCIENTEXT : un corpus et des outils pour étudier le positionnement et le raisonnement de l’auteur dans les écrits scientifiques. Consortium with Universities of Grenoble, Chambéry and Bretagne-Sud. Comparable corpora to study authorship strategies and evalucative stances in scientific corpora. http://scientext.msh-alpes.fr/scientext-site/spip.php?article1. 2006-09.

  • EMOTIROB. Consortium headed by VALORIA information technology research group of the Université de Bretagne Sud. Building of a robot for long term hospitalised children. Corpus of child language and building a corpus-based ontology. http://www-valoria.univ-ubs.fr/emotirob/. 2006-11

  • METTRIC - MEmoire de Traduction, Recherche d’Information et Corpus Comparables. Consortium headed by LINA information technology research group of the Université de Nantes. Building and analysis of comparable corpora using web crawling technology to extract comparable terminology. http://www.metricc.com/. 2008- 2012

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