Marie-Francine Moens
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Marie-Francine (Sien) Moens is a professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. She holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from this university. She is head of the Language Intelligence and Information retrieval (LIIR) research group. Her main interests are in the domain of automated content retrieval and extraction from text using a combination of statistical, machine learning and symbolic techniques, and exploiting insights from linguistic and cognitive theories. She investigates topics such as:

  • Content recognition in text, information extraction, discourse understanding, text mining, knowledge acquisition, machine reading of text
  • Processing of noisy text such as user generated content and speech transcripts
  • Information retrieval and search models, text based question answering and reasoning
  • Machine learning for natural language processing, especially learning with limited supervision
  • Cross-media and cross-lingual alignment and summarization of content e-Forensics: content and email filtering.

In 2011 and 2012 she was appointed as chair of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL) and was a member of the executive board of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL) . She is a member of the Research Council of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.


flag Machine Understanding for Interactive Storytelling: The MUSE project
as author at  Solomon seminar,
together with: Marc Cavazza,
flag Text Mining, Information and Fact Extraction (TMIFE)
as author at  2nd Russian Summer School in Information Retrieval (RuSSIR), Taganrog 2008,