Giagkou, Maria

Maria Giagkou

Personal Information

Position: Scientific Associate
Phone or fax: +30 210 6875353

Research interests

  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Language Technology in Educational Applications
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning

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Maria Giagkou holds a PhD in Linguistics (Department of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). Her PhD thesis investigated corpus-informed language pedagogy and proposed a methodology for the automatic estimation of reading difficulty for the construction of pedagogically relevant corpora. She holds an MSc in Language Technology (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens & National Technical University of Athens) and a bachelor's degree in Philology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

Maria is a research associate at the Institute for Language & Speech Processing / 'Athena' R.C. since 1998. She has participated in a number of European and National R&D projects in the fields of TELL and NLP.


  • Raptis, S. & Giagkou, M. (In print). From capturing to generating human behavior: closing the interaction loop at the HUBIC Lab. In Proceedings of the 20th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI) with International Participation. ACM. [...] 
  • 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. [...] 
  • Giagkou, M., Kantzou, V., Stamouli, S. & Tzevelekou, M. (2015). Discriminating CEFR levels in Greek L2: a corpus-based study of young learners’ written narratives. In Learner Corpus Research: LCR2013 Conference Proceedings, pages 153-169. Bergen/Os, Norway : University of Bergen Library. [...] 
  • Giagkou, M., Kantzou, V. & Stamouli, S. (2014). Ο γραπτός αφηγηματικός λόγος των αλλόφωνων μαθητών: Μελέτη των γλωσσικών χαρακτηριστικών που διακρίνουν επίπεδα γλωσσομάθειας. In 11th International Conference on Greek Linguistics: Selected Papers, pages 261-276. Rhodes, Greece. [...] 
  • Tzevelekou, M., Giagkou, M., Kantzou, V., Stamouli, S., Varlokosta, S., Mitzias, I. et al. (2013). Second language assessment in the Greek educational system: the case of Reception Classes. Glossologia, 21, 75-89. [...] 
  • Vacalopoulou, A., Giouli, V., Efthimiou, E. & Giagkou, M. (2012). Bridging the gap between disconnected languages: the eMiLang multi-lingual database. In In Proceedings of the 4th International Language Resources and Evaluation Conference Workshop on Creating Cross-language Resources for Disconnected Languages and Styles (CREDISLAS, 2012). Istanbul, Turkey. [...] 
  • Giagkou, M. (2012). A readability statistical model for pedagogically relevant text retrieval. In Παπαδοπούλου Δέσποινα & Ρεβυθιάδου Ανθή (editors), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting Department of Linguistics, AUTH, pages 65-76. Θεσσαλονίκη : Ινστιτούτο Νεοελληνικών Σπουδών. [...] 
  • Vacalopoulou, A., Giouli, V., Giagkou, M. & Efthimiou, E. (2011). Online Dictionaries for immigrants in Greece: Overcoming the Communication Barriers. In Proceedings of eLEX2011, pages 274-279. Bled, Slovenia. [...] 
  • Pecina, P., Toral, A., Way, A., Prokopidis, P., Papavassiliou, V. & Giagkou, M. (2011). Towards Using Web-Crawled Data for Domain Adaptation in Statistical Machine Translation. In M.L. Forcada, H. Depraetere & V. Vadeghinste (editors), Proceedings of the 15th Annual conference of the European Association for Machine Translation, pages 297-304. Leuven, Belgium. [...] 
  • Antoniou-Kritikou, I., Giagkou, M., Kantzou, V. & Stamouli, S. (2010). Student as researcher: Exploiting corpora in language teaching [in Greek]. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Department, School of Philology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, pages 98-111. Θεσσαλονίκη : Institute for Modern Greek Studies. [...] 
  • Giagkou, M. (2010). Electronic Corpora in teaching Greek: a review of the literature and relevant corpora [in Greek]. i-teacher, 1, 55-65. [...] 
  • Giagkou, M. (2009). Corpora and Language Education: Exploitation potentials in teaching Greek and construction of pedagogically relevant corpora [in Greek]. Phd Thesis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Αθήνα. [...] 
  • Stainhaouer, G., Antoniou-Kritikou, I., Economou, N. & Giagkou, M. (2008). Language and cultural education in the school of the future using specialized software [in Greek]. In Δούκας Κ. & Κωτσάνης Γ. (editors), Proceedings of the International Education Conference “The School of the Future – The Future of School”, pages 215-226. Αθήνα. [...] 
  • Giagkou, M., Charalabopoulou, F. & Stainhaouer, G. (2008). Designing a tool for automatic oral speech assessment in educational context [in Greek]. In Χ. Αγγελή & Ν. Βαλανίδης (editors), Proceedings of the 6h Hellenic Conference with International Participation "ICT in Education", pages 145-148. Cyprus : University of Cyprus. [...] 
  • Giagkou, M. & Antoniou-Kritikou, I. (2008). Feedback from integrating corpus consultation in teaching Greek as mother tongue at school. In Proceedings of the 8th Teaching and Language Corpora Conference, pages 386-391. Lisbon : ISLA. [...] 
  • Giagkou, M., Charalabopoulou, F., Stainhaouer, G., Κεχαγιά, Ε. & Κωνσταντοπούλου, Δ. (2007). Reading and writing errors analysis for the design of language technology tools in educational contexts: the 'e-logo' project [in Greek]. In Pupils' errors: Effectiveness indices or keys to improving the quality of education?, pages 68-77. Αθήνα : Educational Research Centre. [...] 
  • Papageorgiou, H., Prokopidis, P., Giagkou, M. & Παπαθεοδώρου, Α. (2002). Recognition of Nominal and Verbal Groups Using Memory Based Techniques [in Greek]. In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, pages 113-123. Θεσσαλονίκη : Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. [...] 
  • Giagkou, M. & Παπαθεοδώρου, Α. (2001). Shallow syntactic parsing and automatic extraction of nominal and verbal phrases [in Greel]. Master Thesis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, National Technical University, Αθήνα. [...]