As board member of CLARIN , Dr Francesca Frontini focusses in particular on the further developing and steering of the Ambassadors programme as well as the CLARIN Café initiative. Furthermore she will be active in the H2020 SSHOC project and involved in activities related to metadata and vocabularies harmonisation.
Francesca Frontini obtained her PhD from the University of Pavia with a thesis on corpus linguistics. She then joined the Institute for Computational Linguistics in Pisa as a post-doctoral researcher and worked on several European projects with a focus on Computational Lexicography and Natural Language Processing. She is currently maître de conferences (Associate Professor) of Linguistique Informatique at the Université Paul-Valéry in Montpellier and a member of the Praxiling laboratory. Her research interests lie at the crossroads of Natural Language Processing and Digital Humanities. She is particularly interested in Named Entity annotation for digital editions as well as in digital methods for the analysis of literary texts and literary criticism. Together with Carmen Brando she developed REDEN, a tool for Named Entity linking. She is a member of the steering committee of the ADHO Special Interest Group for Digital Literary Stylistics as well as of the Nénufar project which aims to digitise and publish a diachronic corpus of historical editions of the French Dictionary Petit Larousse Illustré.