Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions
Natural Language Processing

+34 93 542 1119
Roc Boronat, 138 08018 Barcelona

Since 2010, Horacio is a Ramón y Cajal Research Professor at our Department. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Université de Montréal. He works on automatic text summarization, text simplification,  information extraction, text processing in social media,  sentiment analysis and related topics. Before joining Universitat Pompeu Fabra, he worked  at the University of Sheffield for a number of UK and European research projects  developing competitive human language technology. He was also an invited researcher at Johns Hopkins University in 2001. He is principal investigator in the EU projects Dr Inventor (scientific summarization and extraction) and Able-to-Include (text simplification).  Horacio has published over 100 works in leading scientific journals, conferences, and books in the field of human language technology.  He is co-editor of a book on multilingual, multisource information extraction and summarization published by Springer  (2012).   Horacio has developed the freely available SUMMA summarization software distributed by UPF. He has received awards from institutions such as Fundación Antorchas, Vodafone Innovation, and Cátedra Telefónica/Universidad de Alicante.