Inria is the French national research institute for digital sciences. World-class research and technological innovation are part of its DNA, together with the aim of developing and supporting scientific and entrepreneurial projects that create value for France, within a European context. It is Inria’s duty to respond to the challenges of digital transformation to contribute to the development of an innovative and trusting society and to ensure the economic and societal impact of its research. Inria has an annual budget of 231 million euros, 25% represents its own revenue. The institute is strongly involved in programmes aimed at fostering scientific excellence, such as the European Research Council: 59 Grants. Inria makes a firm commitment to Horizon 2020, with which the institute’s strategic plan is aligned. One of Inria’s objectives is to combine scientific excellence with a focus on major European and global societal challenges. Inria is currently involved in more than 150 H2020 funded projects.
In May 2019, Inria obtained the Human Resources Excellence in Research from the European Commission. It is also fully committed via its internal Operational Committee for the assessment of Legal and Ethical risks. Inria focuses on several scientific themes including core digital technology, digital security, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. Inria aims at meeting major societal challenges in which digital technology plays a key role (from personalised medicine to precision farming, as well as reducing the energy footprint of digital technology). Inria’s goal is to help revitalizing and ensuring the digital sovereignty of French and European industries using and developing digital technology.
The Inria Paris’ ALMAnaCH project-team, which will be in charge of the Inria’s part of the project, brings together specialists of a pluri-disciplinary research domain at the interface between computer science, linguistics, statistics, and the humanities, namely that of natural language processing, computational linguistics and computational humanities and social sciences.