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Research Director

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Fotopoulou Aggeliki

Areas of interest

  • Lexicon-grammar, lexical semantics: multiword expressions,”emotive” predicates
  • Computational linguistics: electronic dictionaries, terminological databases, thesaurus
  • Semantic and conceptual structuring of cultural information

Dr Aggeliki Fotopoulou joined ILSP / R.C. “Athena” as a research scientist in December 1999. She has studied linguistics and philosophy at university of Athens. As a member of the French group of Eurotra (machine translation project) was completed her PhD at the University Paris 8 – St Denis (February 1993) with Prof. M. Gross (lexical and syntactic analysis of frozen expressions /idioms). Her post-doc studies were conducted at the Institut National des Telecommunications (INT) in Paris (electronic dictionary and thesaurus of telecommunications terms). She joined INT since in 1993, and she was responsible for the Natural Language Processing module. She was the coordinator of the French group for the project POINTER (European project for terminology). Then she was the person mainly responsible for a number of projects funded by the EU (LRE, MLAP, COPERNICUS). She collaborated so far as researcher with the Spoken Language Processing Group at LIMSI – CNRS and Laboratoire Automatique Documentaire and Linguistique (LADL) at Universite P7.
Since 2008 is researcher B (Senior Researcher). She had the scientific responsibility for the projects

  • “Digitisation and promotion of the Greek National Theatre archive” isincluded Design and development of the filing & documentation of the digital material software, digitization of the archive material , Scientific documentation of the digital cultural material & recording in the database, Design and development of multimedia applications for the promotion of the digital cultural collection of the National Theatre
  • “EKFRASSI”: an innovative platform that supports authoring work in Modern Greek:Ekfrassi is  based on the conceptual organisation of the language material of Modern Greek using Semantic Web techniques.
  •  “Web grammars and lexica. Multiword verbal expressions in Modern Greek: linguistic and psycholinguistic analysis of frozen multiword expressions”.

Phd Thesis Supervision:  Marianna Mini. (2009). “Linguistic and psycholinguistic study of Modern Greek verbal idioms with fixed subject: morphosyntactic analysis, semantic-lexical grade of fixedness and processing by primary school children”

Both as a leader and as a member of different research groups, she is currently working on sentiment predicate (nouns, verbs) analysis, multiword expressions (syntactic, semantic, psycholinguistic analysis and computational treatment) and, semantic and syntactic structuring of lexica.
She has taught in various Universities (INT, Universite Paris 7 and Paris 8, University of Athens) at both graduate and undergraduate level and has published extensively in international journals and conferences