is a senior researcher at the University of Zurich.
He has been working in the field of Natural Language
Engineering (Computational Linguistics) since 1993.
He is author or co-author of
60+ scientific papers (plus several project reports), dealing with topics such as
Ontologies, Entity Extraction, Answer Extraction, Text Classification,
Document and Knowledge Management, Language Resources and Terminology.
He has a solid computational background and considerable practical
experience derived from participation in four European Projects (LRE-Gist,
and internal/departmental projects
been involved in all the stages of project development, from
initial draft to final report.
He has direct work experience in major research
centres of four European countries (ITC/IRST-Italy, UMIST-UK,
and University of Zurich, Switzerland) and speaks four major
European languages (Italian, English, German and Spanish).
He is currently project leader of the OntoGene
which focuses on Text Mining for biomedical applications.