Xavier Tannier

Professor at Sorbonne Université.
(formerly known as Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie — UPMC).
Researcher at LIMICS.

✉ Esc. D, 2ème étage.
15, rue de l'école de médecine
Campus des Cordeliers
75006 PARIS
☎ +33 (0)1 44 27 91 13
@ Xavier.Tannier(

My research topics concern machine learning applications to health data, including:

  • Natural Language Processing (personal health records, social networks, etc.)
  • Image classification and object detection (i.e. microscopy)
  • Other kind of data (spectrometry, biological data...)

I teach Computer Science and am manager of the master's program Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (MAIN) at Polytech Sorbonne.

See more details about me or my publication page.


• Jun. 14, 2021 •

I was happy to teach an introductory lesson to NLP at the ETAL summer school in Lannion, here are my slides (in French, Introduction au traitement automatique des langues)

• Dec. 20, 2019 •

A first paper using the AP-HP Clinical Data Warehouse: Terminologies augmented recurrent neural network model for clinical named entity recognition

• Aug. 29, 2018 •

Ioana Manolescu presented our tutorial on Computational Fact-Checking (a content management perspective) at VLDB in Rio. See the slides here!

• Apr. 23, 2018 •

I presented a tutorial on Computational Fact-Checking at the Web Conference in Lyon, with Ioana Manolescu and Julien Leblay.

• Feb. 12, 2018 •

These two videos (in French and in English) show how hard the participants worked during the DAT-ICU hackathon in January.

• Jan. 20-21, 2018 •

I'm a member of the organisation and scientific committees of the Datathon for Intensive Care, taking place on Jan. 20-21, 2018 in Paris. Clinicians, statisticians or data scientists can register to be part of a multidisciplinary team for this event.

• Jan. 8, 2018 •

"Scientists struggling against fake news" (in French, "Des scientifiques face aux fake news"), a report by about fact checking, mentioning our project ContentCheck and showing us walking in the street and thinking hard in a meeting.

• Dec. 4, 2017 •

I'll be talking at the Data Science Meetup of the Academy "Networks, Information, and Digital Society", hosted by INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, on Dec. 4th, 2017

• Sep. 1st, 2017 •

I am happy to join UPMC (Université Pierre et Marie Curie), Polytech Paris-UPMC and LIMICS as a full professor!

• Jul. 6, 2017 •

Project funded by the Google Digital News Initiative Fund: Annotation and machine learning for data-journalists.

• Apr. 18, 2017 •

Our work on temporal relation identification in clinical texts with neural networks has been selected for the "Best Of SemEval 2017".

• Jan 26, 2017 •

Workshop on Computational Journalism, Jan. 26 in Grenoble (France, in French)

• Nov. 16-17, 2016 •

Our demo on generating thematic timelines (poster [fr], ACL paper, NLP4J paper) has been presented at the ANR meetings on digital technologies.

• Jun. 1st, 2016 •

Our work on temporal relation identification in clinical texts has been selected for the "Best Of SemEval 2016".

• Jan. 1, 2016 •

Project ASRAEL funded by French Research Agency (ANR), starting date Jan. 2016! 

• Jan. 1, 2016 •

Project ContentCheck funded by French Research Agency (ANR), starting date Jan. 2016!

• Nov. 15 2015 •

SemEval 2016 Task 5, Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis, with a task in French.

• Sep. 20, 2015 •

Google Award for Computational Journalism for a project with INRIA and newspaper Le Monde.