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Markantonatou Stella

Stella Markantonatou holds the following degrees: MA in Chemical Engineering (NTUA 1983), BA in Linguistics (NKUA 1988) and PhD in Linguistics (University of Essex 1992). She is a Research Director at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing/ATHENA RC. She has worked on 20 R&D projects in the United Kingdom and in Greece; of them she has coordinated eight and had the scientific responsibility of the remaining 14. Since 2010 he has been developing IDION, which is a web-based lexicographical database for documenting multiword expressions of Modern Greek (

She has published about 90 papers in national and international refereed journals and conferences, and she has edited 5 volumes for international and Greek publishers. She has taught graduate and postgraduate courses on Natural Language Processing and Digital Humanities in the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Greece. She is a member of TE21 terminological committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece and of the Management Committee of the postgraduate course “Language Technology” that is coorganised by the NKUA and ATHENA RC. She has been a member of the Scientific Council of the National Documentation Center of Greece and of the SIGLEX Standing Committee for Multiword Expressions. Her research interests include the study and lexicographical documentation of Multiword Expressions, (mainly cultural) knowledge modelling with the use of ontologies and thesauri, and the development of resources for the less spoken languages and for Modern Greek.