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Hector Llorens


contact email: hector.llorens.martinez (gmail)

Hector is an NLP Scientist at Nuance since July 2012. Before joining Nuance, he worked for 5 years as a Researcher at the University of Alicante (Spain), where he obtained his PhD (2011). His research focused on Natural Language Processing (NLP), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data and Linked Data Visualization. During his PhD, he stayed: (i) in 2011 at University of Rochester (NY, USA) to research on temporal reasoning and question answering, and (ii) in 2010, at the University of Sheffield (UK) for researching on temporal information visualization.

Google Scholar Publications

Curriculum Vitae

En Español (pdf).

Work Experience

2017-03–present  Principal NLP Research Scientist, NLP R&D, at Nuance Communications Inc., Canada/USA/Germany.
2012-07–2017-03 Senior NLP Research Scientist, NLP R&D, at Nuance Communications Inc., Canada/USA/Germany.
2012-01–2012-07 Researcher and Developer, Bigdata, Linked data, OLAP, and Visualization, University of Alicante, Spain.
2007–2012 Pre-Doctoral Researcher, NLP Research Group, University of Alicante, Spain.
2004–2006 I+D/Developer (6 months), Vigilant, Radiobit Sistemas S.L., Web/HW Apps., Benidorm, Spain.

Education
2011 Ph.D. in Computer Science (Natural Language Processing), University of Alicante, Spain.
2007 Master Course in Hardware and Embedded Computing, University of Alicante, Spain.
2006 Expert on Robotics and Computer Vision, University of Alicante, Spain.
2006 Engineer in Computer Science, University of Alicante, Spain.

International Experience
2011 Research Stay (3 months), Prof. James Allen, University of Rochester, NY, USA.
2010 Research Stay (3 months), Prof. Robert Gaizauskas, University of Sheffield, UK .
2005 English Course (1 month), Regent School, Brighton, UK

Languages
English (Cambridge CAE C1)
Spanish (Native)
Catalan (Native, C1)

Selected publications (all):
2015. QA TempEval
2013. Applying semantic knowledge to the automatic processing of timex and events
2013. TempEval-3
2011. Time-Surfer
2010. TIPSem

Portfolio

2017 – Apps & Economy

Cult: learn geography and history from open-data.

stockionic (apk): value/return investing and alerts

Aplicación CoLE

2015 – QA-TempEval co-organization

Co-organzed an international evaluation on temporal information processing QA Tempeval.

2013 – TempEval-3 co-organization (SemEval – NAACL 2013)

Co-organized an international evaluation on temporal information processing: TempEval-3. in collaboration with University of Rochester, NY, US. Also provided TimeML-Normalizer (normalizes ids of the entities of different TimeML annotations of the same text),  TimeML-MergingTool (merges different TimeML annotations of the same text) and TimeML-Validator (against xsl schema).

2012 – Open Data Visualization

A web based (HTML/CSS/JS) open data visualization approach. See Open Data Visualization.

2012 – Cursos Psicologia

A web portal about Psychology in Spanish language that also includes self-hosted on-line courses (Moodle). See cursos-psicologia.com.

 2012 – TIMEN (LREC 2012)

A temporal expression (timex) automatic normalizer (github) in collaboration with University of Sheffield, UK.

2011 – Time-Surfer (ECIR 2011)

Timeline-based interactive graphical interface for TimeML annotated data (link) in collaboration with University of Sheffield, UK

Time-Surfer

2010 – TIPSem

The TimeML automatic annotator for English and Spanish (link). Done at the University of Alicante, Spain.

I <EVENT>saw</EVENT> you <TIMEX3>yesterday</TIMEX3>.

2009 – centroafan.com

Centro Afán Alicante

2006 – Vigilant – Radiobit Sistemas SL

Web developing and GPRS data management.

Vigilant

 

2005 – DomoSim&3D

Domotic environment simulator.

3D Guilef PovRay

 

“This place is one of the most peaceful and beautiful I have ever been to”