Francesca Frontini obtained a PhD the University of Pavia with a thesis on corpus linguistics; she was post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Computational Linguistics in Pisa ILC-CNR), working on several European projects with a focus on computational lexicography and natural language processing. She was later associate professor at Université Paul-Valéry & CNRS in Montpellier. Today she is a Research Scientist at ILC-CNR, in Pisa, collaborating with the national CLARIN-IT consortium. Her research interests lie in Language Resources, Named Entity Recognition and textual analysis as well as linguistic knowledge representation. In addition, she has published extensively on issues relating to language resource documentation, preservation and standardisation.