Departments and Units

Pierrette Bouillon

Pierrette BOUILLON
Vice Dean, Professor,
Head of Department

Phone: +41 22 37 98679
Office: 6333 - Uni Mail

Teaching Activities

Traduction automatique 1
Traduction automatique 2

Research Interests
Machine Translation
Speech Recognition
Lexical Semantics


Pierrette Bouillon has been Professor at the FTI, University of Geneva since 2007. She is currently Director of the Department of Translation Technology (referred to by its French acronym TIM) and Vice-Dean of the FTI. She has numerous publications in computational linguistics and natural language processing, particularly within lexical semantics (Generative lexicon theory), speech-to-speech machine translation for limited domains and more recently pre-edition/post-edition. In the past, she participated in different EU projects (EAGLES/ISLE, MULTEXT, etc.) and was lead for three Swiss projects in speech translation: MEDSLT 1 and 2 (offering a system for spoken language translation of dialogues in the medical domain) and REGULUS (a platform for controlled spoken dialog application) and two projects in computer assisted language learning: CALL-SLT 1 (a generic platform for CALL based on speech translation) and CALL-SLT 2 (designing and evaluating spoken dialogue based CALL systems). Between 2012 and 2015, she coordinated the European ACCEPT project (Automated Community Content Editing PorTal). At present, she co-coordinates the new Swiss Research Center Barrier-free communicationthe with the Zurich University of Applied Sciences and the project BabelDr with the HUG (Geneva University Hospitals). She also takes part in the new COST network EnetCollect : European Network for Combining Language Learning with Crowdsourcing Techniques.