Head of team
Sébastien FERRÉ (Professor Université de Rennes1)

SemLIS : Semantics, Logics, and Information Systems (for Data-User Interaction)

The main objective of the SemLIS team is to bring back to users the power on their data. It aims at facilitating data-user interaction by making users more autonomous and agile, by providing flexibility and expressivity, and yet control and confidence in the information system. It should support users in the semantic representation of heterogeneous data, and in the collaborative acquisition of domain knowledge.

The scientific foundations of the team are

  • logics and formal languages for knowledge representation and reasoning,
  • the Semantic Web,
  • information systems,
  • natural language processing,
  • symbolic data mining,
  • and user-data interaction.

A key idea is to reconcile the power of formal languages and the usability of natural language and interaction. On the application side, the focus is put on social sciences and on business intelligence.


Fact following team: LIS

Creation date
Reporting institution
Université Rennes 1, INSA Rennes
Campus de Beaulieu, RENNES (35)
Activity reports
Attachment Size
SEMLIS-RA-2021.pdf 614.77 KB
semlis2019.pdf 657.32 KB
semlis2018.pdf 646.82 KB
semlis2017.pdf 672.35 KB