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  Guillaume Cabanac

Full Professor Professeur des universités
PhD in Computer Science Docteur en informatique
  Address Université Toulouse 3 – Paul Sabatier
Computer Science Department
IRIT UMR 5505 CNRS • IRIS team

Institut Universitaire de France
  Phone +33 (0)5 61 55 72 73
  Papers Complete publication list with linked preprints
or partial list on DBLP, Google Scholar, Scopus, and
  Résumé Curriculum Vitæ with links to
postprint articles in Green Open Access Green open access logo by Mitchell N. Charity



New appointment: member of the Institut Universitaire de France

Read the research programme of my Chair titled Decontamination of the Scientific Literature.

New nickname: ‘Deception Sleuth’

World View: A personal take on science and society


▷ The Problematic Paper Screener daily screens the scientific literature for errors.

▷ The COVID19 Preprint Tracker informs Cochrane about new preprint–publication pairs.

Current Work Published as Preprints

▷ Profiled in Nature: ‘Tortured phrases’ give away fabricated research papers (Aug 5, 2021)

▷ Profiled in Nature: Errors in genetic sequences mar hundreds of studies (Aug 4, 2021)

Latest Published Research

🕵️ Research Integrity and Scientific Fact-checking, see:

⚗️ Meta-research on COVID-19, see:


🏛️ I am serving as an Editorial Board Member for:

👨‍🏫 I served as Program Chair for these workshops:

  • 🇳🇴 BIR @ ECIR in April 2022, Stavanger, Norway
    12th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
  • 🇮🇹 BIR @ ECIR in April 2021, Luca, Italy
    11th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
  • 🇵🇹 BIR @ ECIR in April 2020, Lisbon, Portugal
    10th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
  • 🇩🇪 BIR @ ECIR in April 2019, Cologne, Germany
    8th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
  • 🇫🇷 BIR @ ECIR in March 2018, Grenoble, France
    7th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
  • 🇬🇧 BIR @ ECIR in April 2017, Aberdeen, UK
    5th workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval
  • 🇫🇷 VADOR @ INFORSID in May 2017, Toulouse, France
    Atelier « Valorisation et Analyse des Données de la Recherche »
  • 🇺🇸 BIRNDL @ JCDL in June 2016, Newark, USA
    1st Joint Workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries
  • 🇮🇹 BIR @ ECIR in March 2018, Padova, Italy
    3rd workshop on Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval


These are my topics of interest and related selected papers in English:

Scientometrics with aspects related to ...

Information Retrieval

Media Studies

Digital Libraries


I also enjoy giving research talks — videos: Altmetrics, Scientometrics, Text & Data Mining, Research evaluation in France as per the Conseil National des Universités (CNU), and

and collecting unconventional academic papers.

I successfully defended my habilitationhabilitation à diriger des recherches ») on December 8, 2016 :

See also the dissertation in French.

Featured: Work on pirate libraries (e.g., LibGen & Sci-hub) providing access to the scientific literature.

JASIST 2016: Bibliogifts at LibGen Biblioleaks + Crowdsourcing   •   Open Access version Green open access logo by Mitchell N. Charity

Featured in the press:

See also my talk: « Émergence de l’open access "gris" : LibGen et Sci-Hub comme filières clandestines de l'IST » and a brief note with references (both in French).

Monitoring hashtag diffusion on social media is also quite amusing: #ESRenPeinture was a catharsis about academia and higher education.

… and #socioNoël was an Advent calendar with books and articles related to sociology.










Some development projects for research or for fun, mostly in Java.

  • Research and teaching projects
    • L'anthologie EGC
      Bibliography records of the French-speaking EGC conferences.
    • L'anthologie Inforsid
      Bibliography records of the French-speaking Inforsid conferences.
    • Series-O-Rama
      Searching, Browsing, and getting Recommendations about 126 TV series
      (e.g., 24, Californication, Dexter, True Blood)


    • Multifaceted Interface
      Building a Unified View of Corporate Documents


    • Social validation experiment
      Investigating human perception of consensus in argumentative discussions


    • TafAnnote Web annotation system


    • Compalgo: IDE for teaching programming

      Launch TafAnnote

  • Spare time projects
    • RegExpTester: Testing regular expressions

      Application screenshot

    • SynSem: Analyzing LL and LR formal grammars

      Application screenshot

    • Dico: A dictionnary of 403 computer science related expressions in French and English

      Application screenshot

    • Blaise: Learning to type quickly

      Application screenshot

    • Horizons: New Horizons generator (algorithm from LOGIN (107) magazine)

      Application screenshot

    • Snake: The famous mobile phone game

      Application screenshot

    • Cambridge: An applet showing the results of a Cambridge research








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