Artificial Intelligence
Natural language processing
Semantic web


Lab Director

Faculty (Collaborators)

Postdoctoral researchers

PhD Students

Masters Students


Postdoctoral researchers

  • Mohamed Yassin (2021) (Bram Adams - Amal Zouaq - Jinghui Chen): AIRUDI - Automatic NLP Methods for Human Resource Management
  • Alexandre Kouznetsov (2017): Neural Information Retrieval
  • Ludovic Jean-Louis (2015): Keyword and Relation extraction and Knowledge Base Population
  • Alexandre Kouznetsov (2014): Using machine learning for open keyword and relation extraction
  • Faezeh Ensan (2014): A framework for the evaluation of semantic annotators

Research Associates

  • Charles-Olivier Favreau (2022) (Amal Zouaq): Argument Quality Evaluation
  • Ludovic Font (2020-2021) (Amal Zouaq - Michel Gagnon): MCCQ - Generation of a Knowledge Base about Quebec literature
  • Yan Bodain (2021) (Amal Zouaq): Conova AI - Ontologies for the representation of competencies and professional paths
  • Nicolas Leduc (2019) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): Lab management

PhD Students

  • Sameer Bathnagar (2021) (Michel Desmarais - Amal Zouaq): Technology Mediated Peer Instruction:

Masters Students

  • Maziar Sargodi (Sept 2021 - April 2024) (Sarath Chandar and Amal Zouaq (co-supervisor)): Constraint satisfaction using neural networks
  • Simon Durocher (Janv 2021 - April 2023) (Amal Zouaq): Fine-grained named entity recognition
  • Francis Gosselin (Sept 2021 - April 2024 ) (Amal Zouaq): Neural schema alignment using pretrained language models (Jury congratulations - thesis accepted without any revision)
  • Samuel Reyd (Sept 2021 - August 2023) (Amal Zouaq): SPARQL query generation with pretrained language models
  • Mehrnaz Moslemi (Sept 2022 - April 2024 ) (Amal Zouaq and Jinghui Cheng (co-supervisor)): Bias detection and mitigation using pretrained language models (thesis accepted without any revision)
  • Jean-Charles Layoun (Sept 2021 - April 2024) (Michel Desmarais and Amal Zouaq (co-supervisor)): Prerequisite learning using neural networks
  • Maxime Rousseau (Janvier 2022 - April 2023) (Nelly Huynh - Amal Zouaq): Question Answering for Orthodontics
  • Jean-Simon Marocco (October 2022 - December 2023) (Gabriela Nicolescu and Amal Zouaq (co-supervisor)): Anomaly Detection using Transformers
  • Rose Hirigoyen (2022) (Amal Zouaq): Automatic query generation from natural language (Nomination for the Best Master's Thesis Award, congratulations of the jury, thesis accepted without any revision))
  • Dominique Piché (2022) (Amal Zouaq - Michel Gagnon): Automatic alignment of knowledge bases in cultural heritage (Congratulations of the jury, thesis accepted without any revision):
  • Charles-Olivier Favreau (2022) (Amal Zouaq - Sameer Bathnagar): Learning to rank convincing explanations (Congratulations of the jury, thesis accepted without any revision):
  • Hadi Abdi Ghavidel (2021) (Amal Zouaq): Automatic short answer grading using Transformers:
  • Félix Martel (2020) (Amal Zouaq): Taxonomy Extraction using Knowledge Graph Embeddings (Nomination for the Best Master's Thesis Award, Congratulations of the jury, thesis accepted without any revision)):
  • Dylan Farvacque (2020) (Amal Zouaq - Michel Gagnon): Open Domain Question Answering:
  • Erwan Marchand (2020) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): Knowledge Base Extraction from Patrimonial Documents:
  • Nikolay Radoev (2019) (Amal Zouaq - Michel Gagnon): Multilingual SPARQL Query Generation Using Lexico-Syntactic Patterns (Congratulations of the jury):
  • Gerardo Mantecon (2019) (Amal Zouaq): Towards the Automatic Classification of Student Answers to Open-ended Questions:
  • François Ferry (2018) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): Relation extraction from digital heritage documents:
  • Rawan Bahmid (2018) (Amal Zouaq): Hybrid Question Answering over Linked Data:
  • Hanqing Zhou (2018) (Amal Zouaq - Diana Inkpen): DBpedia Type and Entity Detection Using Word Embeddings and N-gram Models:
  • Lara Haidar-Hamad (2017) (Amal Zouaq - Michel Gagnon): Logical Axiom Extraction from Wikipedia (Nomination for the Best Master's Thesis Award, Congratulations of the jury):
  • Ludovic Font (2016) (Amal Zouaq - Michel Gagnon): DBpedia Quality Evaluation:
  • Camila Zacche de Aguiar (2016) (Davidson Cury - Amal Zouaq): Automatic Extraction of Concept Maps from Text
  • Guilherme Pinotte (2016) (Davidson Cury - Amal Zouaq): Generating OWL ontologies from Concept Maps
  • Mohamed Chabchoub (2016) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): Enhancement of semantic annotators' performance using coherence and confidence scores:
  • Kevin Lange Di Cesare (2016) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): Automatic relation extraction for knowledge base population - The KBP Task:
  • Philippe Armel N'Techobo (2016) (Amal Zouaq - Michel Gagnon): Knowledge Graph Extraction from Political Debates:
  • Paul Geesaman (2013) (Jim Cordy - Amal Zouaq): Ontology Alignment using Near-miss Clone Detection
  • François-Xavier Desmarais (2012) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): Semantic analysis using machine learning and rule-based methods:

Prof. Masters Students

  • Mathias Ramos (2021) (Bram Adams and Amal Zouaq): Towards a Fully Automated Bilingual Job Recommendation Platform
  • Brieuc Dandin (2021): Data mining methods for popularity detection
  • Sheenam Sharma (2018): Topic Detection and Clustering using Semantic Annotation on Canadian Parliamentary Debates

Interns - Research Assistants

  • Alaleh Hamidi (2021) (Bram Adams and Amal Zouaq): Towards a Fully Automated Bilingual Job Recommendation Platform
  • Philippe Trempe (2020-2021) (Amal Zouaq): Resume Representation Learning and Graph Embedding For Career Path Recommendation
  • Vincent Gagnon (2021) (Michel Desmarais - Amal Zouaq): Prerequisite association learning
  • Carmen Sofiane (2021) (Amal Zouaq - Michel Gagnon): A Semantic Web application for the retrieval of Quebec authors and books
  • Grégoire Derveaux (2020) (Amal Zouaq): Automatic extraction of authors' information from Wikipedia
  • Julien Arès (2020) (Amal Zouaq): Neural convolutional networks for entity alignment in the domain of Quebec literature
  • Alexandre Bento (2019) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): Ontology alignment using convolutional neural networks
  • Rob Janzen (2013) (Dragan Gasevic - Amal Zouaq): Generating semantic learning paths

Undergrad Students

  • Francis Granger (2020) (Amal Zouaq): Axiom extraction from natural language
  • Hugo Bourret-Desmarais (2018-2019) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): A machine learning approach for relation extraction in the cultural domain
  • Nikolay Radoev (2017) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): Answering Natural Language Questions in French on an RDF Knowledge Base
  • Mathieu Tremblay (2017) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): Answering Natural Language Questions in French on an RDF Knowledge Base
  • Wu Jiuzhou (2017) (Amal Zouaq): A Classifier for Class and Instance Recognition in Wikipedia
  • Zhang Haolong (2017) (Amal Zouaq): A Classifier for Class and Instance Recognition in Wikipedia
  • Anthony Garant (2016-2017) (Michel Gagnon - Amal Zouaq): Multilingual question answering
  • Beauclair Christopher Hughie (2016) (Amal Zouaq): Building an LSA and LDA model on Wikipedia
  • Nerad Jeffrey Douglas (2016) (Amal Zouaq): A machine learning classifier for type detection on DBpedia
  • Gardner Megan (2013) (Amal Zouaq): A semantic media wiki for ontology learning