Penny Labropoulou is a Principal Applications Researcher at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing/R.C. “Athena”, working mainly in the areas of:
- metadata models for the documentation of language resources and technologies and cultural resources
- infrastructures for sharing and exploiting language resources and language technologies,
- licensing issues and legal metadata for language resources,
- computational lexicography and lexicology (design and implementation of monolingual and multilingual computational lexica),
- lexicography for human users (design and construction of pedagogical dictionaries)
- corpus related activities (corpus design and linguistic annotation as well as corpus-based research),
- computational terminology (automatic term extraction, construction of mono- and multilingual terminological thesauri for human users and computational systems).
She has authored several publications and has participated in various European and national R&D projects in these areas (European Language Grid, CLARIN-EL, QT-LaunchPad, T4ME, CLARIN-EL PREP, CLARIN, Exploitation of modern technologies for the promotion of the Centre for Asia Minor Studies Archives, Literary Parallels, POTHEG, INTERA, LEXIS, SIMPLE, LE-PAROLE, SOCRATES / DEMOSTEN, EPET ΙΙ / DIALOGOS, LINGUA / Greek – Danish Dictionary, PAROLE, RENOS, TRANSLEARN, NERC, STRIDE/LOGOS, and EUROTRA). She has also worked as lexicographer in the design and construction of multimedia and print dictionaries (indicatively: Dictionary of Modern Greek for high school children & Dictionary of Greek as a foreign language, in the framework of the Programme “Education of Muslim children”). She has taught Computational lexicography in the Postgraduate course “Lexicography theory & applications”, an Interdepartmental Course of the University of Athens. She has served as vice-president of the CLARIN Legal and Ethical Issues Committee (CLIC) from 2016 to 2020. In the period 1997 – 99 she was a member of the Board of the European Association for Terminology (EAFT), and from 1999 to 2007 a member of the Advisory Council. She holds an MSc in Machine Translation (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) and a BA in English Language and Linguistics (University of Athens).