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You will find here some information about the edition of my research works, from my Ph.D. thesis to syntheses and scientific popularizations in related domains.
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2017 Poudat, C. & Landragin, F. (2017) Explorer un corpus textuel. Méthodes - pratiques - outils. De Boeck Supérieur, collection « Champs linguistiques », Louvain-la-Neuve, 2017, ISBN 978-2-8073-0563-2.

Essay on the methodology of corpus exploration, in collaboration with Céline Poudat (University of Nice, BCL laboratory) and with "Corpus, Languages and Interactions" consortium of Huma-Num, the Very Large Facility which aims to facilitate the digital turn in humanities and social sciences (formerly "IR Corpus").

With the digital turn, the practices of linguists have evolved sensibly. Describing discourses and uses, or highlighting particular linguistic phenomena is more and more taking the form of using digital corpus in order to test hypotheses. This practice involves many processes, for which methodological benchmarks are required. Which method can be chosen considering which research objective? Why annotate a corpus? How its structure or specificities can be revelated? What are the tools that can be used? The originality of this book is to propose, in a practical and situated way, a set of methodological references in connection with the uses and tools that are the most used in the French linguistic research field. This work is based on an institutional context and collective brainstorming carried out within the framework of a working group on corpus exploration. The methods that are presented are illustrated with concrete examples of research and exploitable tools.
2015 Landragin, F. (2015) La série photo. Démarche - Cohérence - Impact. Eyrolles, collection « Secrets de photographes », Paris, 2015, ISBN 978-2-212-14257-0.

Essay on the realization of coherent sets of photographs (series, serial photography), including an analogy based on notions from discourse linguistics.

This book presents the approaches, criteria and some practical examples to become an efficient serial photographer. After a short state of the art on the notion of series in painting and photography, we list the technical criteria that can be taken into account by serial photography. We explore the narrative aspects and the graphical coherence, using a set of notions (referent, rhythm, connectors, cohesion, coherence) studied by linguistics and applied here to the photographic language. The different phases when building series are described step by step, from the early preparation to the editing. Series analysis tables are presented and discussed. The book also proposes a set of retouching techniques adapted to sets of pictures, in order to make them coherent and to increase their impact. Finally, examples of series are presented, using several types of subjects and highlighting the specific approach of each case.
2013 Landragin, F. (2013) Man-Machine Dialogue. Design and Challenges. Wiley-ISTE, London, 2013, ISBN 978-1-84821-457-6.
Landragin, F. (2013) Dialogue homme-machine. Conception et enjeux. Hermès-Lavoisier, Paris, 2013, ISBN 9-782746-245228.

This is a synthesis that I wrote together with my habilitation to supervise research. Extracts. Extracts of the French version.

This book summarizes the main problems posed by the design of human-machine dialogue systems and offers ideas on how to continue along the path towards efficient, realistic and fluid communication between humans and machines. A culmination of ten years of research, it is based on the author's development, investigation and experimentation covering a multitude of fields, including artificial intelligence, automated language processing, human-machine interfaces and notably multimodal or multimedia interfaces.
2004 Landragin, F. (2004) Dialogue homme-machine multimodal. Modélisation cognitive de la référence aux objets. Hermès-Lavoisier, Paris, 2004, ISBN 2-7462-0992-6.

This is the edited version of my Ph.D. thesis. Available at the publisher's website.
Complete text (in French, with the permission of the publisher).

The way we see the objects around us determines speech and gestures we use to refer to them. The gestures we produce structure our visual perception. The words we use have an influence on the way we see. In this manner, visual perception, language and gesture present multiple interactions between each other. The problem is global and has to be tackled as a whole in order to understand the complexity of reference phenomena and to deduce a formal model. This model may be useful for any kind of human-machine dialogue system that focuses on deep comprehension. We show how a referring act takes place into a subset of objects. This subset is called reference domain and is implicit. It can be deduced from a lot of clues. Among these clues are those which come from the visual context and from the utterance, and those from the user's intention, attention and memory. We propose a formalization of reference domains taking these parameters into account. We focus on the notion of salience for which we propose a formal characterization. In fact, it seems that implicit information can most readily be retrieved from salient clues. We show how a dialogue system can exploit the resulting hypotheses with the help from a relevance criterion. We lay the foundations of the computation of this criterion. Our contribution is then directing along the identification of implicit information in multimodal communication, in terms of objects structures and of cognitive criteria formalizations.