holds a PhD in Computer Science from Universite de Montreal, Canada. He obtained his BSc in Computer Science from Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina, and his MSc in Computer Science from UNICAMP in Brazil. Horacio is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona. He is a member of the Natural Language Processing group where he works on automatic text summarization, text simplification, information extraction, sentiment analysis and related topics. His research is empirical combining symbolic, pattern-based approaches and statistical and machine learning techniques. Before joining Universitat Pompeu Fabra, he worked at the University of Sheffield for a number of UK and European research projects (SOCIS, MUMIS, MUSING, GATE, CUBREPORTER) developing competitive human language technology. He was also an invited researcher at John Hopkins University for a project on multilingual text summarization. He is currently principal investigator for UPF in several EU and national projects.
Horacio has published over 100 works in leading scientific journals, conferences, and books in the field of human language technology. He organized four international workshops in the areas of text summarization and information extraction and was co-chair of STIL 2009. He is co-editor of a book on multilingual, multisource information extraction and summarization published by Springer in 2013. Horacio is member of the ACL, IEEE, ACM, and SADIO. He is a regular programme committee member for international conferences such as ACL, EACL, COLING, EMNLP, IJCNLP, IJCAI and is an active reviewer for international journals in computer science, information processing, and human language technology. Horacio has given courses, tutorials, and invited talks at a number of international events including LREC, ESSLLI, IJCNLP, NLDB, and RuSSIR.
holds a PhD in Information
Engineering from the University of Pisa, Italy. Francesco is
currently a Researcher of the Natural Language Processing Group
(TALN) at the Department of Information and Communication
Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, where he deals
with machine learning approaches for information extraction and
text summarization, with special focus on scientific publishing and
social media analysis. Francesco has several years of research
experience mainly in the context of National (Italian and Spanish)
and European Research Projects related to the exploitation of
machine learning approaches and Web technologies to foster Language
Technologies. His research interests include on-line data
semantics, machine learning, knowledge representation and Semantic
Francesco has contributed to more than 40 publications among book chapters, journal articles, conference
papers. He acted as reviewer to international conferences including AAAI, EMNLP, LREC, RANLP, etc.