Laurent Prevot


Email : [email protected] 


  • CEFC CNRS Researcher
  • Professor in Language Sciences from Aix Marseille Université

Research fields

  • Natural Language Processing, Linguistics, Digital Humanities



  • PhD in Computational Linguistics (Computer Science) Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), France
  • Master in Artificial Intelligence, Université Paul Sabatier (Toulouse), France


  • 2023 : Researcher at CEFC, CNRS & MEAE, Taipei. (on a research sabbatical funded by the CNRS)
  • Since 2015 : Full Professor in Computational Linguistics,  Aix Marseille Université  & CNRS
  • 2018-2022 : Head of Laboratoire Parole et Langage (LPL, UMR 7309) Aix Marseille Université & CNRS, France
  • 2017 : Invited Professor,  Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
  • 2015-2020 : Junior Member of Institut Universitaire de France
  • 2008-2015 : Associate Professor in Computational Linguistics,  Aix Marseille Université  & CNRS Junior
  • 2007-2008 : Post-doctorate, Laboratoire Cognition Langues Langage et Ergonomie CNRS & Université de Toulouse 2
  • 2006-2007 : Post-doctorate, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan Post-doctorate
  • 2004-2005 : Post-Doctorate, Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA), CNR, Trento, Italy

Selected Publications

Prévot, L., J. Hunter, and P. Muller (2023). Comparing Methods for Segmenting Elementary Discourse Units in a French Conversational Corpus. In: Proceedings of the 24th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics.

Fuscone, S., B. Favre, and L. Prévot (2021). Reproducibility in speech rate convergence experiments. Language Resources and Evaluation 55(3), 817–832.

Prévot, L., P. Magistry, and P. Lison (2019). Should we use movie subtitles to study linguistic patterns of conversational speech? A contrastive study based on French, English and Taiwan Mandarin. In: Proceedings of The 3rd International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech (LPSS 2019). Taipei, Taiwan.

Prévot, L., P. Magistry, and C.-R. Huang (2016). Un état des lieux du traitement automatique du Chinois. Faits de Langues (46), 51–70.

Prévot, L., S.-C. Tseng, K. Peshkov, and A. Chen (2015). Processing units in conversation: A comparative study of French and Mandarin data. Language and Linguistics 16(1).

Full List : https://cv.hal.science/laurent-prevot