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Iana Atanassova, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in Natural Language Procesing
Maître de Conférences HDR en Traitement Automatique des Langues
Université de Franche-Comté, CRIT, F-25000, France
Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), France        iana.atanassova _at_

Last update: March 2023

Selected papers


Topics & Keywords:

Information extraction, text mining, semantic annotation, sentiment analysis, information retrieval, text navigation

Scholarly document processing, scientific papers, semantic publishing

Linguistic models, knowledge-based processing, hybrid methods

Ontologies, knowledge representation, Semantic web, Linked Open Data

Scientific paper processing, Uncertainty mining

Thématiques et mots clés :

Extraction d'information, fouille textuelle, annotation sémantique, analyse des sentiments, recherche d'information, navigation textuelle

Traitement d'articles scientifiques, publications scientifiques

Modélisation linguistique, traitements à base de connaissances linguistiques, méthodes hybrides

Ontologies, représentation des connaissances, Web Sémantique, données ouvertes et liées

Traitement d'articles scientifiques, Incertitude scientifique

Funded Projects

Current projects

PI of project InSciM - "Modelling Uncertainty in Science" (2021 - 2025), funded by French ANR JCJC.

Supervisor of project on “Automatic correction of text responses to exams” with start-up e-Cole, funded by Technopole de la Réunion, with the objective of technology transfer to the start-up

Supervisor of the project EMONTAL - "Extraction and Ontology Modeling of Subjects and Places for the Exploitation of the Documentary Funds of Bourgogne Franche-Comté" - PhD thesis (2020-2024), funded by Bourgogne Franche-Comté Region.

Participant in project TheoScit (2020-2023), funded by French ANR.

Participant in project SEO-ELP (2019-), funded by Fr-Educ, Franche-Comté, France.

Past projects

PI of the project DecRIPT - "Detection of the Representations of Personal Data in Texts" (2019-2022), funded by Interreg France-Switzerland 2014-2020 and Communauté du Savoir

Participant in project WEBSO+ (2016-2018, funded by Interreg France-Switzerland): development of a platform for strategic technological and competitive intelligence and e-reputation integrating semantic processing, text classification and sentiment analysis

Participant in project SARS (2015-2017, funded by Franche-Comté, France): tools for scientific writing using lexical databases and Information Retrieval

As Post-Doctoral Fellow at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (2014):

  • Design and implementation of processing chains for the digitizing, OCR and semantic annotation of journal articles. Collaboration with BANQ (Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec) and Érudit. Semantic analysis of journal articles with applications to social and historical studies, in collaboration with Prof. Jean-Philippe Warren.
  • Studying the impact of the IMRaD (Introduction, Methods, Results and Discussion) structure of scientific papers on the distribution of citations. Citation context analysis, in collaboration with Marc Bertin, Vincent Larivière and Yves Gingras. Applications to visualization and science maps.

As associate researcher at STIH, Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France (2012 - 2013): research in the field of semantic annotation of scientific articles, Information Retrieval, Information Extraction and Interfaces.

Current teaching activities

In charge of the Department of Natural Language Processing at Université de Franche-Comté, since 2020.

Course marager of MSc in Natural Language Processing (speciatly in MSc Languages and Foreign Cultures LLCER) at Université de Franche-Comté, since 2017.

Teaching in MSc in Natural Language Processing: Methodology in NLP, Computer Programming for NLP, Information extraction and IR, Cognitive Methods and ML, Software engineering for NLP.

Teaching in BSc Languages and Foreign Cultures, specialty Natural Language Processing, Université de Franche-Comté: Introduction to computer programming for NLP.

For past teaching activities, PostDoc and PhD supervision: see CV.

Resources & links

CVs and links

Annuaire IUF - Iana Atanassova


ORCiD: 0000-0003-3571-4006


Google Scholar Citations

ResearchGate profile

Science dissemination

TDM Stories: The structure of papers - OpenMinTeD Interview (2017) - video

The Linguistic Context of Citations (Marc Bertin, Iana Atanassova, Vincent Larivière, and Yves Gingras, 2014) - science map created for the 10th Iteration of the Places & Spaces: Mapping Science Exhibit on “The Future of Science Mapping”

L'ACTU - Université de Franche-Comté

Le traitement automatique des langues séduit l'armée (2018)

Au commencement était le verbe (2016)