I am associate professor at Paul Sabatier University since Septembre 2005. I am working at the IRIT laboratory, in the MELODI group (MEthodes et ingénierie des Langues, des Ontologies et du DIscours).

In December 2016, I got my Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR) on the role of context in computer understanding.

I have been designated to be member of The French University Council (CNU) during 4 years (2015-2019) and have been awarded by the French Higher Education and Research Ministry with a research excellence fellowship (PEDR) (2015-2019).


  • Call for papers: Special Issue of Computational Linguistics on "Language in Social Media: Exploiting discourse and other contextual information".
  • Evaluation campaign DEFT 2017 on sentiment analysis and figurative language on French tweets: Test stage comming soon!

Farah Benamara Zitoune, benamara [at] irit.fr
IRIT Bureau 310
Université Paul Sabatier, 118 Route de Narbonne,
31062 Toulouse Cedex 04
Tel: (+33) 5 61 55 82 98
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