Created from the Condillac Research Group in Knowledge Engineering at the University of Savoie (Equipe de Recherche Technologique Condillac No. 20032288, French Ministry of Research), Condillac is today an international research group whose interests concern Terminology and Ontology, and, in a more general way, the links between Language and Knowledge. Condillac is in charge of the organization of the TOTh International Conference on Terminology and Ontology.
Condillac brings together researchers coming from different disciplines (terminology, artificial intelligence, linguistics, computer science, philology, digital humanities) and different institutions (Universities of Savoie Mont-Blanc, NOVA de Lisboa, Liaocheng, Copenhagen, Paris Dauphine).
Etienne Bonnot de Condillac (1714-1780). French philosopher, disciple of John of John Locke, he wrote several books on human knowledge, logic, grammar and language.
« Because words are the signs of our ideas, the system inherent in natural language must be based on the system inherent in our knowledge » (Grammar, 1775)
« Languages as analytic methods » (Grammar, 1775)