Erganeo and Emvista sign a license for the use of a unique language resource.
In March 2022, Erganeo signed a technology license transfer agreement with Emvista, a software company, concerning a linguistic resource: the French Tree Bank.
The French Tree Bank corpus was created from articles taken from the French daily newspaper, Le Monde, and was registered by Université Paris Cité, which entrusted Erganeo with the development of this linguistic resource. The technology, developed by researchers Anne Abeillé (professor, UMR 7110 CNRS Université Paris Cité) and Lionel Clément (doctoral student and lecturer at the University de Bordeaux), led to a patent application in 2008.
The French Tree Bank has now been transferred to Emvista, a Montpellier-based software company, which is developing a state-of-the-art technology for analysing all textual content and structuring the information conveyed in it. This information structuring technology is based on numerous linguistic indicators, including those annotated in the French Tree Bank corpus. These indicators will then be used within learning and knowledge-based systems. The French Tree Bank is also a reference resource in the academic world and is therefore indispensable to the Emvista R&D team when it wishes to compare the performance of the systems being tested.