Bruno Oberle, computational linguist and developer

Computational linguist &
Developer

I am a computational linguist with strong programming and technical skills, experienced in Natural Language Processing (NLP) and machine learning with TensorFlow. I am currently working on automatic coreference resolution and have developed several programs and tools. I have two master degrees, in French Linguistics and in Language Technologies.

I am experienced in:

  • automatic coreference resolution systems (both with machine learning and linguistic rules), in English and French,
  • software development (for example, coreference resolution systems, annotation tools, corpus analysis programs),
  • annotation (defining new guidelines and marking text),
  • corpus management and data language processing (through databases),
  • text analysis and corpus linguistics: coreference chains, topic modelling, lexicometry...

I have published scientific articles on these tasks, both in English and French, including in international conferences.

I am proficient and comfortable with Python (Pandas, Matplotlib, Numpy, Scipy, but also Django for web development), Java, R, Javascript, Perl... I have also worked with C, C++, C#...

I am always excited to learn new things (especially technical skills like programming languages and frameworks), and to explore new opportunities!

Feel free to contact me via:

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Relevant Work Experience

Computational Linguist (NLP)

Oct 2017 – present: University of Strasbourg

Research on automatic coreference resolution (graduate studies).

Teaching Assistant in Language Technologies (Master level)

Sep 2019 – May 2020: Faculty of Languages, University of Strasbourg (Computer Science Department)

For the Master degree “Language Technologies” (M1 et M2, about 15 students per class):

For the Master degree “Métiers de l'Édition” (Publishing) (M2, about 20 students):

Teaching Assistant in Linguistics (Bachelor level)

Sep 2017 – Aug 2019: Faculty of Literature, University of Strasbourg (Department of Linguistics)

For the Bachelor degree in Linguistics and the Bachelor degree in Literature (between 15 and 100 students per class):

For the Bachelor degree in Education Science (about 120 students):

Developer and Annotator

Feb 2017 – Aug 2017: Lilpa Laboratory (Linguistique, Langues, Parole) (Unité de Recherche 1339), University of Strasbourg

This was an internship for the Democrat project (Description and modelling of reference chains: tools for corpus annotation (with diachronic and cross-linguistic approaches) and automatic processing) from the French National Research Agency (ANR-15-CE38-0008) (go to website).

Relevant Education

Master Degree in Language Technologies

2017: University of Strasbourg

Thesis (read it):

Resources developed:

Main classes (more information on the University website):

Master Degree in French linguistics

2017: University of Strasbourg

Thesis (read it):

Highlights of the research:

Main classes (more information on the University website):

Bachelor Degree in Classical studies (Ancient Greek and Latin)

2015: University of Strasbourg

Main classes (more information in the presentation booklet from the University, page 4):

I wrote about 150 reference sheets on Ancient Greek grammar and linguistics (419 pages).

Modern Greek Language and Civilization

2013: University of Strasbourg

DEUG in Philosophy

2005: Marc Bloch University (Strasbourg II)

DEUG stands for “Diplôme d'Études Universitaires Générales” or General Academic Studies Degree.

I studied at the UFR PLISE (Philosophie, Linguistique, Informatique, Science de l'Éducation), Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg.

Main classes:

Other education and experiences

From June 2000 to June 2002, I was a part-time cleaning person for ARSEA in the area of Colmar, France. This was a high-school job. From February 2006 to June 2006, I was a photograph for Pictural, again in the area of Colmar. I made photographs for marriages, parties, etc. I also helped in the store.

I was also the secretary for two associations: the “Centre de Création Image et Son” in Colmar (an association for short movie directors and photographers, about 60 members, from 2002 to 2007); and the “Amicale des Étudiants en Philosophie de Strasbourg” (a student association, from 2005 to 2006). I made the website (at the time) of both associations.

I also started studying history at Marc Bloch University (Strasbourg II), but I got ill and had to stay home for a while. I used this time to teach myself how to code, especially in C, C++, C# and in Perl. Some of my projects, especially those in C#, date back to this period. I also teach myself Ancient Greek and Latin, before going back to school in 2012.

Skills

Programming languages

I am proficient with:

I have also significantly used:

I have also basic knowledge of other programming languages, such as Go, Lua, Scala...

Languages

   French: native speaker

   English: professional working proficiency

   German: studied at school

Other languages studied:

Tools

Data analysis and machine learning:

Natural Language:

Web development:

Operating systems and administration:

Office and writing tools:

Linguistics

I have a master degree in French linguistics.

I have given courses on linguistics at University level.

I have more specifically worked on:

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