The Xerox Research Centre Europe is committed to inventing and designing document technologies that business both needs and wants. It pursues a vision of document technology where language, physical location and medium - electronic, paper or other - impose no barrier to effective use.
XRCE maintains a high level of competence in computational linguistics and has developped efficient software modules for natural language analysis. On the other hand, the Helix research group beneficates from a long experience in bioinformatics and knowledge modeling.
XRCE and Helix are involved in joint research activities in information extraction from texts, with a focus on genomics.