Since I attended my masters’ course on Natural Language Processing at UMIST in Manchester, I discovered my interest on computational semantics and pragmatics. After leaving Manchester, I moved to Konstanz in Germany where I wrote my PhD diss on the interface between lexical and discourse semantics, supervised by Miriam Butt. Returning to Greece in 2008, I taught linguistics’ courses for a few years at the universities of Thessaloniki, Komotini, Rhodes and Crete. Four years ago I was hired at the Department of Linguistics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, where I am still working as assistant professor of text and computational linguistics.
Since 2011, I have been the head of projects for compiling Greek Language Resources, such as the Greek Learner Corpus
GLC a freely available error-annotated learner corpus of Greek (part of “subaction 1” of a 3-year project on primary and secondary education of immigrant and repatriate Greeks) and the Greek Discourse Relations Corpus
GDRC (part of a one-year research grant for compiling a corpus annotated with discourse relations and implementing its discriminant analysis classifier; check on the publications’ section below).
Nowadays, my main interests lie on discourse structure and anaphora resolution and on the application of machine learning algorithms for improving our understanding as to how a second language is processed and acquired.
Check out my detailed CV.
PhD in Computational Semantics, 2008
University of Constance, Germany
MSc in Natural Language Processing, 2003
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, U.K.
BA in German Language and Philology, 2000
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Using (un)supervised learning methods to deepen our understanding of discourse structure.
Organised either in Autumn or Summer
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.