Koutsombogera, Maria

Maria Koutsombogera

Personal Information

Position: Scientific Associate
Phone or fax: +30 210 6875444

Areas of interest

  • Multimodal Conversation Analysis
  • Description and modeling of non-verbal behavior
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Corpus processing
  • Lexicography

CV data

Maria Koutsombogera has been collaborating with ILSP / R.C. "Athena" since 2002. She holds a PhD in Linguistics (University of Athens, 2012, thesis title:  Multimodality in TV interviews), a MSc in Language Technology (National Technical University of Athens - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and University of Athens - Department of Linguistics, 2004) and a bachelor’s degree in Greek Philology (University of Athens, Department of Linguistics, 2000). She has presented her work in various Greek and international conferences. Her research interests concern the development and processing of textual and multimedia corpora, multimodal conversation analysis, and computational morphology, syntax and semantics. She has participated in various European and national R&D projects (META-NET, POETICON,COST Action 2102,BulTM,REVEAL-THIS,TV++,Education for the Muslim Minority Children,HNC).


  • Efthimiou, E., Fotinea, S., Goulas, T., Dimou, A., Koutsombogera, M., Vassilis Pitsikalis et al. (2016). The MOBOT platform – Showcasing Multimodality in Human-Assistive Robot Interaction. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pages 382-391. [...] 
  • Fotinea, S., Efthimiou, E., Koutsombogera, M., Dimou, A., Goulas, T. & Kyriaki Vasilaki. (2016). Multimodal Resources for Human-Robot Communication Modelling. In N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, T. Declerck, S. Goggi, M. Grobelnik, B. Maegaard et al (editors), Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), pages 3455-3460. European Language Resources Association (ELRA). [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M., Deligiannis, M., Giagkou, M. & Papageorgiou, H (2016). Towards Modelling Multimodal and Multiparty Interaction in Educational Settings. In Anna Esposito & Lakhmi C. Jain (editors), Toward Robotic Socially Believable Behaving Systems - Volume II: Modeling Social Signals. Springer. [...] 
  • Fotinea, S., Efthimiou, E., Koutsombogera, M., Dimou, A., Goulas, T., Petros Maragos et al. (2015). The MOBOT human-robot communication model. In 2015 6th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoCom), pages 201 - 206. IEEE. [...] 
  • Vinciarelli A., Esposito A., Andre E., Bonin F., Chetouani M., Cohn J. et al. (2015). Open Challenges in Modelling, Analysis and Synthesis of Human Behaviour in Human–Human and Human–Machine Interactions. Cognitive Computation, 1-17. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M., Galanis, D., Maria Teresa Riviello, Nick Tseres, Karabetsos, S., Anna Esposito et al (2015). Conflict Cues in Call Centre Interactions, pages 431-447. Springer International Publishing. [...] 
  • Samer Al Moubayed, Dan Bohus, Anna Esposito, Dirk Heylen, Koutsombogera, M., Papageorgiou, H. et al. (2014). UM3I '14: Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Understanding and Modeling Multiparty, Multimodal Interactions, New York, NY, USA, ACM. [...] 
  • Samer Al Moubayed, Dan Bohus, Anna Esposito, Dirk Heylen, Koutsombogera, M., Papageorgiou, H. et al. (2014). UM3I 2014: International Workshop on Understanding and Modeling Multiparty, Multimodal Interactions. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction, pages 537-538. New York, NY, USA : ACM. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M. & Papageorgiou, H. (2014). Multimodal Analytics and its Data Ecosystem. In RFMIR '14 Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Roadmapping the Future of Multimodal Interaction Research including Business Opportunities and Challenges, pages 1-4. New York, NY, USA : ACM. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M., Samer Al Moubayed, Bajibabu Bollepalli, Ahmed Hussen Abdelaziz, Martin Johansson, José David Aguas Lopes et al. (2014). The Tutorbot Corpus ― A Corpus for Studying Tutoring Behaviour in Multiparty Face-to-Face Spoken Dialogue. In Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Hrafn Loftsson, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani et al (editors), Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14). Reykjavik, Iceland : European Language Resources Association (ELRA). [...] 
  • Samer Al Moubayed, Jonas Beskow, Bajibabu Bollepalli, Ahmed Hussen-Abdelaziz, Martin Johansson, Koutsombogera, M. et al (2014). Tutoring Robots, pages 80-113. Springer. [...] 
  • S. Al Moubayed, J. Beskow, B. Bollepalli, J. Gustafson, A. Hussen-Abdelaziz, M. Johansson et al. (2014). Human-robot collaborative tutoring using multiparty multimodal spoken dialogue. In HRI'14 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, pages 112-113. ACM New York, NY, USA. [...] 
  • Galanis, D., Karabetsos, S., Koutsombogera, M., Papageorgiou, H., Anna Esposito & Maria Teresa Riviello. (2013). Classification of emotional speech units in call centre interactions. In Cognitive Infocommunications (CogInfoCom), 2013 IEEE 4th International Conference, pages 403-406. IEEE. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M. & Papageorgiou, H (2013). Multimodal indicators of persuasion in political interviews. In Poggi I., D'Errico F., Vincze L. & Vinciarelli A. (editors), Multimodal Communication in Political Speech. Shaping Minds and Social Action. International Workshop, Political Speech 2010, Rome, Italy, November 10-12, 2010, Revised Selected Papers.. Springer. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M. (2012). Multimodality in TV interviews: development and exploitation of multimedia corpora in the representation and modeling of multimodal communication [in Greek]. Phd Thesis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M. (2012). Deixis in interaction: a multimodal approach. In Z. Gavriilidou, A. Efthymiou, E. Thomadaki & P. Kambakis-Vougiouklis (editors), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of Greek Linguistics (ICGL 10), pages 1246-1252. Komotini, Greece : Democritus University of Thrace. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M. & Papageorgiou, H (2012). TV interview participant profiles from a multimodal perspective. In A. Esposito, A.M. Esposito, A. Vinciarelli, R. Hoffmann & V. Muller (editors), Cognitive Behavioural Systems. Springer. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M. & Papageorgiou, H (2012). Iconic Gestures in Face-to-face TV Interviews. In Eleni Efthimiou, Georgios Kouroupetroglou & Stavroula-Evita Fotinea (editors), Gesture and Sign Language in Human-Computer Interaction and Embodied Communication. 9th International Gesture Workshop - GW 2011, May 2011, Athens, Greece. Revised selected papers.. Springer. [...] 
  • Gavrilidou, M., Koutsombogera, M., Patrikakos, A. & Piperidis, S. (2012). Η Ελληνική Γλώσσα στην Ψηφιακή Εποχή - The Greek Language in the Digital Age. Springer. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M., Ammendrup, S., Vilhjalmsson, H. & Papageorgiou, H (2011). Non-verbal expressions of turn management in TV interviews: a cross?cultural study between Greek and Icelandic. In Esposito, A., Esposito, A.M., Martone, R. et al (editors), Toward Autonomous, Adaptive, and Context-Aware Multimodal Interfaces. Theoretical and Practical Issues. Berlin / Heidelberg : Springer. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M. & Papageorgiou, H (2010). Linguistic and Non-verbal Cues for the Induction of Silent Feedback. In Esposito, A., Campbell, N., Vogel, C. et al (editors), Development of Multimodal Interfaces: Active Listening and Synchrony. Berlin / Heidelberg : Springer. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M. (2010). Multimodal Conversation Analysis: the role of the setting in Greek TV Interviews. In Proceedings of the 5th Athens Postgraduate Conference of the Department of Philology [in Greek], pages 168-176. Αθήνα, Ελλάδα : ΕΚΠΑ. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M. & Papageorgiou, H (2009). Multimodality Issues in Conversation Analysis of Greek TV Interviews. In Esposito, A., Hussain, A., Marinaro, M. et al (editors), Multimodal Signals: Cognitive and Algorithmic Issues. Berlin / Heidelberg : Springer. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M., Touribaba, L. & Papageorgiou, H. (2008). Multimodality in Conversation Analysis: A case of Greek TV Interviews. In Martin, J.-C. , Paggio, P., Kipp, M. et al (editors), Proceedings of Workshop on Multimodal Corpora, LREC2008, pages 12-16. Marrakech, Morocco : Εκδόσεις Ζήτη. [...] 
  • Papageorgiou, H., Prokopidis, P., Desipri, E., Koutsombogera, M. & Pouli, K. (2007). Language technologies for the retrieval of the semantic structure of events [in Greek]. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Greek Linguistics, Ioannina, Greece. [...] 
  • Ghotsoulia, V., Desipri, E., Koutsombogera, M., Prokopidis, P. & Papageorgiou, H. (2007). Towards a frame semantics resource for Greek. In Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT 2007). Bergen, Norway. [...] 
  • Papageorgiou, H., Desipri, E., Koutsombogera, M., Pouli, Κ. & Prokopidis, P. (2006). Adding multi-layer Semantics to the Greek Dependency Treebank. In Proceedings of The Fifth International Conference on Language and Evaluation (LREC-2006). Genoa, Italy. [...] 
  • Prokopidis, P., Desipri, E., Koutsombogera, M., Papageorgiou, H. & Piperidis, S. (2005). Theoretical and Practical Issues in the Construction of a Greek Dependency Treebank. In Montserrat Civit , S, Ra K?bler & Ma. Ant?nia Mart? (editors), Proceedings of The Fourth Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories (TLT 2005), pages 149-160. Barcelona, Spain. [...] 
  • Desipri, E., Prokopidis, P., Koutsombogera, M. & Piperidis, S. (2005). Towards a Greek Dependency Corpus. In Stelios Piperidis & Elena Paskaleva (editors), Proceedings of the RANLP 2005 International Workshop on Language and Speech Infrastructure for Information Access in the Balkan Countries, pages 9-14. Borovets, Bulgaria. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M. (2004). Part-of-speech tagging; reducing errors by combining machine learning approaches [in Greek]. Master Thesis, ΕΚΠΑ-ΕΜΠ. [...] 
  • Koutsombogera, M., Konstandinidis, A. & Papageorgiou, H. (2004). Combination of Machine Learning Approaches for Error Reduction in POS Tagging. In Vouros, G., Panayiotopoulos & Th. (editors), Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society: 3rd Hellenic Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Σάμος, Ελλάδα : Εκδόσεις Ζήτη. [...]