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Yannick Estève

Professor in Computer Science 

Head of LIA 

yannick (dot) esteve (at)
LIA - University of Avignon - 339 chemin des Meinajaries, Agroparc BP 91228, 84911 Avignon cedex 9, France 


Brief bio

My main research interests are spoken language understanding and speech recognition.  

I have studied Computer Science (Licence and Master's degree) at the Faculty of Sciences of Luminy (Marseille, France). I obtained my PhD on 2002, under the direction of Pr. Renato De Mori, at the Computer Science Labs (LIA) of the University of Avignon (Avignon, France), in association with France Telecom R&D (FTRD, now Orange Labs). 

I have worked since June 2002 with FTRD as a research engineer, then as a post-doctoral researcher until August 2003.  
Then, I have worked until 2018 at the Computer Science Labs (LIUM) of the University of Le Mans (France), from September 2003 as an associate professor, becoming a full professor in 2010.

I have headed the  LIUM from 2012 to 2016 and was a co-founder of the Language and Speech Technology (LST) team of this lab.

From 2015 to 2018, I was also the head of the Claude Chappe Informatics Institute that coordinates research, teaching, and innovation activities on computer science at the University of Le Mans.

In 2018, I moved to the Computer Science Labs of Avignon (LIA) at the University of Avignon.

In May 2020, I became the head of LIA.

My current research activities focus on spoken language understanding, speech translation, speech analytics, speech recognition, deep neural networks, word embeddings, hidden representation.

Currently (2019-2022), I am leading the ON-TRAC project funded by the ANR (French Research Agency) on end-to-end speech translation, and I am the LIA scientific responsible in the ANR DEEP-PRIVACY project focusing on privacy in the framework of speech recognition.

Antoine Laurent    Natalia Tomashenko   

Conference papers4 documents

  • Antoine Caubrière, Sahar Ghannay, Natalia Tomashenko, Renato de Mori, Antoine Laurent, et al.. Error analysis applied to end-to end spoken language understanding. 45th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), May 2020, Barcelona, Spain. ⟨hal-02465899⟩
  • Antoine Caubrière, Natalia Tomashenko, Antoine Laurent, Emmanuel Morin, Nathalie Camelin, et al.. Curriculum-based transfer learning for an effective end-to-end spoken language understanding and domain portability. 20th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (InterSpeech), Sep 2019, Graz, Austria. pp.1198-1202, ⟨10.21437/interspeech.2019-1832⟩. ⟨hal-02304597⟩
  • Antoine Caubrière, Natalia Tomashenko, Yannick Estève, Antoine Laurent, Emmanuel Morin. Curriculum d'apprentissage : reconnaissance d'entités nommées pour l'extraction de concepts sémantiques. 26e conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN), Jul 2019, Toulouse, France. ⟨hal-02304614⟩
  • Natalia Tomashenko, Antoine Caubrière, Yannick Estève, Antoine Laurent, Emmanuel Morin. Recent Advances in End-to-End Spoken Language Understanding. 7th International Conference on Statistical Language and Speech Processing (SLSP), Oct 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia. ⟨hal-02353011⟩