Pierre Lison

My name is Pierre Lison, and I am a Senior Research Scientist at Norsk Regnesentral (Norwegian Computing Center, NR for short), a contract-funded research institute located in Oslo, Norway.

My research interests are in natural language processing (language technology), statistical modelling and machine learning. In my previous research, I worked on topics such as human-robot interaction, conversational interfaces and statistical/neural machine translation.

I’m currently involved in several research projects, notably SAFERS (speech analytics for emergency response services), DialMT (dialogue modelling for machine translation) and Oslo Analytics (cyber-threat intelligence). I also participated in the centre for research-based innovation Big Insight: Statistics for the knowledge economy.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or ideas you would like to discuss!



The SAFERS project has now officially started! SAFERS investigates how speech technology and machine learning can be used to automatically transcribe emergency calls (113 in Norway) and provide real-time analysis and prediction tools to emergency response services. SAFERS is funded by the Norwegian Research Council.


I’m thrilled to start a new position as a senior research scientist at Norsk Regnesentral and am looking forward to working on new exciting projects!


Jörg Tiedemann and I just released a new major release of the OpenSubtitles collection of parallel corpora. The release is compiled from a large database of movie and TV subtitles and includes 2.6 billion sentences across 60 languages! This makes it the world’s largest collection of parallel corpora freely available. See our paper at LREC for more details on the corpus.