Léo Jacqmin

TALEP, LIS, Orange


I am a PhD candidate at Orange and Aix-Marseille University working on conversational AI. I am happy to be working with Lina M. Rojas Barahona (Orange) and Benoit Favre (AMU). My thesis focuses on dialogue state tracking, a task concerned with capturing the user’s needs throughout the course of a dialogue. I am especially interested in exploring novel state representations that can suit the practical requirements of task-oriented dialogue systems.

Previously, I received my master’s degree in Natural Language Processing from the University of Lorraine. I interned at Orange where I worked on multilingual aspect-based sentiment analysis as part of my master’s research project.

In my free time I enjoy surfing, reading, meditating, and much more.


Jan 17, 2022 Attending ALPS 2022, an NLP winter school.
Oct 1, 2021 Started my PhD journey.
Sep 10, 2021 One paper accepted at W-NUT 2021 co-located with EMNLP 2021.

Selected Publications

  1. SpanAlign: Efficient Sequence Tagging Annotation Projection into Translated Data applied to Cross-Lingual Opinion Mining
    Jacqmin, Léo, Marzinotto, Gabriel, Gromada, Justyna, Szczekocka, Ewelina, Kołodyński, Robert, and Damnati, Géraldine
    In Proceedings of the Seventh Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT 2021) Nov 2021