Vieu   Laure Vieu

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Laure Vieu (1964) studied computer science in Toulouse. In 1991 she obtained a Ph.D. in computer science at the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse on the Semantics of Spatial Expressions and the Representation of Space. She has been an INRA researcher from 1991 to 1993 and since 1993 she is a CNRS (French National Research Council) research fellow, at IRIT, Toulouse, France. Since January 2003, she is on a long-term visit at LOA-ISTC-CNR.

Research interests

Laure's past research has been structured around two main topics and their interplay: on the one hand, formal semantics, lexical semantics and discourse semantics; on the other hand, axiomatic theories and ontologies for the representation of space, time and material entities from a cognitive point of view. She is currently working on the semantics-pragmatics interface in dialogue theories and on the ontology of interaction.

Selected publications

  • Vieu, L. (1993). A Logical Framework for Reasoning about Space. In: A. Frank & I. Campari (eds.), Spatial Information Theory - A Theoretical Basis for GIS, Proceedings of COSIT'93. Berlin: Springer, Lecture Notes in Computer Science n. 716, pp. 25-35.
  • Aurnague, M. & L. Vieu (1993). A three-level approach to the semantics of space. In: C. Zelinski-Wibbelt (ed.) Semantics of Prepositions: From Mental Processing to Natural Language Processing. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, Natural Language Processing n. 3, pp. 393-439.
  • Asher, N. & L. Vieu (1995). Toward a Geometry of Common Sense: A Semantics and a Complete Axiomatization of Mereotopology. In: C. Mellish (ed.) Proceedings of the 14th IJCAI. San Mateo, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 846-852.
  • Asher, N., M. Aurnague, M. Bras, P. Sablayrolles & L. Vieu (1995). De l'espace-temps dans l'analyse du discours. Sémiotiques (9), pp. 11-62.
  • Vieu, L. (1997). Spatial Representation and Reasoning in Artificial Intelligence. In: O. Stock (ed.) Spatial and Temporal Reasoning. Dordrecht: Kluwer, pp. 5-41.
  • Masolo, C. & L. Vieu (1999). Atomicity vs. Infinite Divisibility of Space. In: C. Freksa & D. Mark (eds.), Spatial Information theory. Proceedings of COSIT'99. Berlin: Springer Verlag, LNCS n. 1661, pp. 235-250.
  • Aurnague, M., M. Bras, L. Vieu & N. Asher (2001). The Syntax and Semantics of Locating Adverbials. Cahiers de Grammaire (26), pp. 11-35.
  • Bras, M. & L. Vieu, eds. (2001). Semantic and Pragmatic Issues in Discourse and Dialogue. Experimenting with Current Dynamic Theories. Oxford: Elsevier, Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface (CRiSPI) n.9.
  • Busquets, J., L. Vieu & N. Asher (2001). La SDRT : Une approche de la cohérence du discours dans la tradition de la sémantique dynamique. Verbum XXIII(1), pp. 73--101.
  • Prévot, L., P. Muller, P. Denis & L. Vieu (2002). Une approche sémantique et rhétorique du dialogue. Un cas d'étude : l'explication d'un itinéraire. Traitement Automatique des Langues, Numéro spécial "Dialogue", 43(2), pp. 43-70.
  • Asher, N. & L. Vieu (2003). Subordinating and Coordinating Discourse Relations. Lingua, to appear.