Professor Zarri has been awarded a M.Sc. in Electronic Engineering and a Ph.D. in Computer Science. After more than 30 years spent as Research Director at the French CNRS, he cooperates now with a Laboratory of the Paris-Sorbonne University as a senior associated researcher. He has defined and developed NKRL, a knowledge representation tool used in several EC-funded projects, and is the author of about two hundred refereed papers concerning Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, etc. He is the editor and author of several books in these domains. He has co-operated intensively as an expert with industry, European Commission, UNESCO etc.