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Amal Zouaq
M.Sc.Université de Montréal (2001)., Ph.D.Université de Montréal (2008) – Informatique

Phone: (514) 340-4711 Ext. 2228 Fax: (514) 340-5139 Room: M-3416
Areas of expertise
Artificial intelligence
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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Natural Langage Processing
  • Semantic Web
  • Automatic extraction of knowledge bases
  • Learning analytics
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 2800 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Computer Vision, use 2603)


Recent publications
Conference paper
Radoev, N., Zouaq, A., Tremblay, M. & Gagnon, M. (2018). A Language Adaptive Method for Question Answering on French and English. Paper presented at the 5th Semantic Web Evaluation Challenge (SemWebEval 2018), Heraklion, Greece (pp. 98-113). Retrieved from
Journal article
Di Cesare, K.L., Zouaq, A., Gagnon, M. & Jean-Louis, L. (2018). A machine learning filter for the Slot Filling task. Information, 9(6), 24 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Chabchoub, M., Gagnon, M. & Zouaq, a. (2018). FICLONE : Improving DBpedia spotlight using named entity recognition and collective disambiguation. Open Journal of Semantic Web, 5(1), 12-26.


Amal Zouaq is an Associate Professor at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. Her research interests include natural language processing, Semantic Web, ontology engineering, knowledge extraction and technology-enhanced learning. She is the director of the WeST Lab (with her colleague Prof. Michel Gagnon) and she is a member of the TAMALE Lab (Text analysis and Machine Learning) at the University of Ottawa. She serves as a member of the program committee and as a reviewer in many conferences and journals in knowledge and data engineering, natural language processing, learning analytics and the Semantic Web.

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Master's Thesis (8)

    • Radoev, N. (2019). Multilingual SPARQL Query Generation Using Lexico-Syntactic Patterns (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Ferry, F. (2018). Identification de relations entre personnes et biens immobiliers à partir de données textuelles (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Haidar-Ahmad, L. (2017). Extraction d'axiomes et de règles logiques à partir de définitions de wikipédia en langage naturel (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Chabchoub, M. (2016). Amélioration des performances des annotateurs sémantiques (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Font, L. (2016). Évaluation et amélioration de la qualité de DBpedia pour la représentation de la connaissance du domaine (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Lange Di Cesare, K. (2016). Amélioration de la précision de systèmes d'extraction de relations en utilisant un filtre générique basé sur l'apprentissage statistique (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
    • N'techobo, E.P.A. (2016). Annotations sémantiques et analyse de surface pour l'extraction de graphes d'abstraction de débats politiques (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Desmarais, F.-X. (2012). Comparaison d'une approche à base de règles avec une approche utilisant de l'apprentissage machine pour l'analyse sémantique (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from