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Alexandros Tantos

Assistant Professor

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Short Bio

Since I realized I was interested in working with natural language, I started reading Montague and turned for some time to logic. After my first idealistic and optimistic years of reading formal semantics’ papers and after attending some programming courses (good old Prolog and Perl) during my master’s course on Natural Language Processing at UMIST in Manchester, I decided I needed to work on computational semantics and pragmatics. My PhD diss on the interface between lexical and discourse semantics came out with Miriam Butt as my most valuable supervisor in the beautiful city of Konstanz in Germany. Returning to Greece and leaving back the fabulous lake of Bodensee and the coldness of northern climates, I worked on some of the southest universities of Europe in Greece, in Thessaloniki, Komotini, Rhodes and Crete. Three years ago I was elected at the Philology Department as Lecturer in Textlinguistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2014 I was hired at the Philology Department as Lecturer in Textlinguistics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Nowadays, my main interests lie on anaphora phenomena within an intersentential context and machine learning (mainly text classification). In 2014 I also got a grant for a one-year research project on compiling a corpus with discourse relations, Greek DIscourse Relations Corpus (GDRC) and implementing a discriminant analysis classifier for GDRC. More information will follow soon in a separate page (the relevant link will appear ). As part of "subaction 1" of a 3-year project on primary and secondary education of immigrant and repatriate Greeks (head of the team), we built a learner corpus of Greek, ΕΣΚΕΙΜΑΘ, which is freely available to download from here and use within the UAM Corpus Tool for academic and teaching purposes.

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Address

Philosophy School
Department of Philology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki, Greece

Email: atantos at gmail dot com

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