The LAMA-WeST lab specializes in all aspects of natural language processing and artificial intelligence, with a special focus on Semantic Web technologies. Our various projects tackle challenges related to knowledge base learning and alignment, knowledge engineering and modeling, knowledge reasoning, question answering, information extraction, and educational data mining. Our application domains include linked open data and Semantic Web, education and online learning, human resources and cultural heritage to name a few.
Our lab is funded through government and industry institutions including NSERC, SSHRC, MITACS, CFI and government-related contracts. It provides a fertile ground and learning opportunities for students and visiting researchers. Led by Prof. Amal Zouaq, The LAMA-WEST lab is welcoming new collaborations in the academic and industrial community.
I am looking for strong Masters and PhD students to work in the following areas: natural language processing, machine learning, semantic web, knowledge base extraction, knowledge base completion, query generation, and multi-hop reasoning. Ideally, especially for PhDs, you should be familiar with natural language processing, machine learning and semantic web techniques. You should also have strong Python programming skills.
Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in working with me, email me with your detailed CV, all the transcript copies, and a summary of your research interests. Your email should have [RESEARCH_APPLICATION_POSTDOC OR PhD OR MASTER] in the subject.
Please note that we will contact only the students whose application matches the requirements / needs of the lab.
I am currently looking for a postdoc.
Ph.D. and Masters admissions' deadlines are indicated here: deadlines
Interns and Visiting Students:
I am currently not taking any interns.
- Our paper Detecting Languages Unintelligible to Multilingual Models through Local Structure Probes is accepted at EMNLP (Findings) 2022. Congratulations Louis!
- Our system SEBMatcher participates to the OAEI 2022 competition. Congratulations Francis!
- Our paper A Copy Mechanism for Handling Out-of-Vocabulary Elements in SPARQL Neural Machine Translation is accepted at AACL 2022. Congratulations Rose and Samuel!
- Our paper Local Structure Matters Most in Most Languages is accepted at AACL 2022. Congratulations Louis!