Dimou Athanasia–Lida (Nassia)
Nassia Dimou holds a PhD in Theoretical, Descriptive and Computational Linguistics and an MA in Experimental Phonetics from the University Paris 7 – Denis Diderot and a BA in Greek Philology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In her PhD thesis she undertook the creation of an experimental protocol under the supervision of J-Y Dommegues investigating the topic of language identification from suprasegmental cues, which she implemented in the study of two idioms of modern Greek. Since 2009 she has been working as a Research Associate at the Institute for Language & Speech Processing / “Athena” R.C. and has participated in several R&D projects, national and European, focusing on the phono-morphological processing, analysis and synthesis in Sign and spoken languages. In particular, she has been working on the development of tools, resources and corpora for spoken and sign languages and their implementation in the fields of assistive technologies and multimodal interaction. She has long experience in designing and conducting experimental protocols and linguistic research in the areas of multimodal communication and speech processing, as well as in the design of sign and spoken language data acquisition protocols. Her research is oriented towards the development of technologically enhanced applications for the Greek sign language, the configuration of the methodological processes required for multimodal data acquisition (speech, sign, gestures) and the enhancement of sign language processing techniques (design and implementation) in various linguistic levels of analysis.