He is founder of Spanish cultural magazines (Generación XXI, A Través del Espejo). He has also worked as translator and editor, poet and musician. Since 2009, Francis is Director of Projects at Fundación Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes and since 2012 Director of IMPACT Centre of Competence.
Scientific and Technological Director
Chair of the Executive Board
Her research includes projects with industrial partners and public institutions.
She is the founder and former president of NL-TERM, the Dutch terminology association for both the Netherlands and Flanders. She is also the head of the ISO TC/37 standardization committee for Flanders and the Netherlands.. She is the president of TermNet, the International Network for Terminology (Vienna).
She has coordinated a large number of research projects in the field of translation technology, terminology management and digital language resources.
Since 2016, she is the head of research of the INT, the Dutch Language Institute in Leiden. In this capacity, she is responsible for the collection, development and hosting of all digital language resources for the Dutch Language. The INT is the CLARIN centre for Flanders, Belgium.
Some of my recent projects:
TermWise : creating resources for specialized language use (IOF funding KU Leuven 2009-2013)
Scate : SCATE – Smart Computer-Aided Translation Environment (IWT 2014-2018)
COST enetCOLLECT: computer assisted language learning and crowdsourcing techniques (ISCH COST Action 2017-2022)
Executive Board Members
Frieda Steurs (Chair)
Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal
Fundación Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
Bibliothèque nationale de France
The British Library
Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center
Universidad de Alicante
Sergio López Ruelas
Universidad de Guadalajara Mexico
Expert Advisory Board
Michael A. Keller
Stanford University Library Director
Europeana Executive Director
Franciska de Jong
CLARIN Executive Director
Milagros del Corral
UNESCO former Deputy Assistant Director-General