I defended my Linguistics thesis in 1998 at the Université Blaise Pascal. Then, I worked as a post-doc in the Artificial Intelligence Center of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) for several years. Since 2004 I have been working at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), first as a Isidro Parga Pondal research fellow, then as a Ramón y Cajal research fellow and now as associate professor. I was promoter and founding partner of Cilenis, spin-off of the University of Santiago de Compostela on language technologies, and I am the main developer of linguistic software such as Linguakit and Avalingua.
My main scientific interest is Natural Language Processing and Information Extraction. Currently, I am developing projects on semantic relation extraction and the design of hybrid language models (neuro-simbolic) applied to sentiment analysis and desinformation, among other NLP tasks.