Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

ERC-PoC 713626 SOM “Statistical modeling for Optimization Mobility”: This project aims at bringing to practice results from the project ERC-StG 240186 MiGraNT in the domain of mobility and mobile devices. In particular, a proof of concept will be made of graph mining approaches to learn predictive models and/or recommendation systems from collections of data distributed over a large number of devices (cars, smartphones, ...) while caring about privacy-friendliness.

Collaborations in European Programs, Except FP7 & H2020

Sci-GENERATION (2013-2017)
  • Program: COST

  • Project acronym: Sci-GENERATION

  • Project title: Next Generation of Young Scientist: Towards a Contemporary Spirit of R&I.

  • Duration: 2013-2017

  • Coordinator: Jan Ramon is an MC member for belgium and a core group member

  • Other partners: More information on http://scigeneration.eu/en/participants.html

  • Abstract: Sci-Generation is a COST targeted network that addresses the challenges faced by next generation of researchers in Europe. We aim to improve the visibility, inclusion and success of excellent young researchers and research teams in European science and policy-making. We study and deliberate how changes in research funding opportunities and career perspectives can facilitate these improvements. We wish to promote new and emergent research topics, methods and management organizations. We are developing recommendations for EU science policy that will foster transformations at national and regional levels to promote scientific excellence and to establish a true European research area. (See http://scigeneration.eu).

TextLink (2014-2018)
  • Program: COST Action

  • Project acronym: TextLink

  • Project title: Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe

  • Duration: Apr. 2014 - Apr. 2018

  • Coordinator: Prof. Liesbeth Degand, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Pascal Denis is member of the Tools group.

  • Other partners: 26 EU countries and 3 international partner countries (Argentina, Brazil, Canada)

  • Abstract: Effective discourse in any language is characterized by clear relations between sentences and coherent structure. But languages vary in how relations and structure are signaled. While monolingual dictionaries and grammars can characterize the words and sentences of a language and bilingual dictionaries can do the same between languages, there is nothing similar for discourse. For discourse, however, discourse-annotated corpora are becoming available in individual languages. The Action will facilitate European multilingualism by (1) identifying and creating a portal into such resources within Europe - including annotation tools, search tools, and discourse-annotated corpora; (2) delineating the dimensions and properties of discourse annotation across corpora; (3) organizing these properties into a sharable taxonomy; (4) encouraging the use of this taxonomy in subsequent discourse annotation and in cross-lingual search and studies of devices that relate and structure discourse; and (5) promoting use of the portal, its resources and sharable taxonomy. With partners from across Europe, TextLink will unify numerous but scattered linguistic resources on discourse structure. With its resources searchable by form and/or meaning and a source of valuable correspondences, TextLink will enhance the experience and performance of human translators, lexicographers, language technology and language learners alike.