Recent Publications

The complete list of publications is here and the corresponding full texts of most of them are available here.

Discourse relations are hard to define, since they lie in the borders between semantics and pragmatics. As the fields of machine learning and data mining flourish in a number of fields, and corpus processing and analysis are gradually accepted as standard part of one’s linguistic research, this paper points out the importance of integrating techniques from both fields in order to enhance our understanding of discourse relations.
In Όψεις της Σωματοκειμενικής Γλωσσολογίας: Αρχές, εφαρμογές, προκλήσεις, Δελτίο Επιστημονικής Ορολογίας και Νεολογισμών, 14, 113-127. Athens: Academy of Athens,2018

The book covers a gap in greek literature on Computational Linguistics; namely a reference book on theory and methods of computational linguistics applied on Greek language.
Υπολογιστική Γλωσσολογία: Θεωρία και πράξη με ειδική αναφορά στην ελληνική γλώσσα [Computational Linguistics: Theory and Practice with Special Focus on the Greek Language]. Hellenic Academic Ebooks [ISBN 978-960-603-492-3],2017

Projects

Computational Linguistics

Using (un)supervised learning methods to deepen our understanding of discourse structure.

Second Language Acquisition and Corpora

Projects of compiling and processing Learner Corpora.

Short programming projects

Building short programming scripts for handling daily tasks in language data analysis and manipulation.

Teaching

Postgraduate Courses

  • GLO838: Corpus Linguistics and Data Analysis
  • GLO828: Language Data Analysis with Computational Means

Undergraduate Courses

  • GLO397: Intro to Computational Linguistics
  • GLO379: Intro to Text Linguistics
  • GLO304: Linguistics II

School

Organised either in Autumn or Summer

SECL II

Our experience on teaching postgraduate students and communicating with language professionals led us, me and the good colleague Despina Papadopoulou, in May 2017, to organize SECL, a school that targeted on offering advanced and practical knowledge on conducting experimental and corpus-based linguistic research. The participants took a targeted introduction to R, to compilation of corpora as well as to design and implemententation of online and offline experiments.

After last year’s SECL, SECL II took place this September in Thessaloniki. This year we included more courses related to both theory, data preprocessing and analysis of experiments and corpora.

Contact

  • alextantos@lit.auth.gr
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    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
    Thessaloniki, 54124, Greece
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