Fotopoulou, Aggeliki

Aggeliki Fotopoulou

Personal Information

Position: Research Director
Phone or fax: +30 210 6875313

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

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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


  • Giouli, V., Foufi, V. & Fotopoulou, A. (In print). Annotating Greek VMWEs in running text: a piece of cake or looking for a needle in a haystack?. In Proceedings of13th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL 13). [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. & Giouli, V (2018). MWEs and the Emotion Lexicon: typological and cross-lingual considerations. In M. Seiler & S. Markantonatou (editor), Mutliword Expressions: Insights from a Multi-lingual Perspective. Berlin : Language Science Press. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A., Foufi, V., Kyriakopoulou, T. & Martineau, C. (2017). Extraction of complex text segments in Modern Greek. In Proceedings of12th International Conference on Greek Linguistics - ICGL 12, pages pp. 307-321. Berlin : Freie University. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. & Giouli, V. (2017). From Ekfrasis to Polytropon: conceptual design of Lexical Resources. In Georgakopoulos, Thanasis , Pavlidou, Theodossia-Soula , Pehlivanos, Miltos et al (editors), 12th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL12), pages 327-339. Berlin : Edition Romiosini/CeMoG. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. & Giouli, V. (2015). MWEs: Support/light Verb Constructions vs Frozen Constructions in Modern Greek and French Patterns. In Gloria Corpas Pastor, Johanna Monti, Violeta Seretan & Ruslan Mitkov (editors), Workshop Proceedings Multi-word units in Machine Translation and Translation Technologies - MUMTTT 2015. Malaga Spain : Geneva, Editions Tradulex. [...] 
  • Effie Mouka, Ioannis E Saridakis & Fotopoulou, A. (2015). Racism goes to the movies: A corpus-driven study of cross-linguistic racist discourse annotation and translation analysis. New directions in corpus-based translation studies, 1, 35. [...] 
  • Giouli, V. & Fotopoulou, A. (2014). Linguistically motivated Language Resources for Sentiment Analysis. In Proceedings of Workshop on Lexical and Grammatical Resources for Language Processing, pages 39-45. [...] 
  • Giouli, V., Fotopoulou, A., Effie Mouka & Ioannis E Saridakis. (2014). Annotating Sentiment Expressions for Lexical Resources. Les émotions dans le discours-Emotions in Discourse, 281. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A., Markantonatou, S. & Giouli, V. (2014). Encoding MWEs in a conceptual lexicon. In Proceedings of the 10th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE), pages 43-47. [...] 
  • Mouka, E., Saridakis, I., Fotopoulou, A. & Giouli, V. (2013). Annotating racism: A corpus-based study of cross-linguistic racist discourse: annotation and analysis. In Proceedings of the 7th Congress of the European Society for Translation Studies (7th EST). Germersheim, Germany. [...] 
  • Giouli, V. & Fotopoulou, A. (2013). Developing Language Resources for Sentiment Analysis in Greek. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Greek Linguistics. Rhodes, Greece. [...] 
  • Giouli, V. & Fotopoulou, A. (2012). Towards developing Local Grammars of verb predicates denoting Emotion in Greek: a Lexicon-Grammar account. In Proceedings of the 31st International Conference on Lexis and Grammar 2012. Nové Hrady, Czech Republic. [...] 
  • Giouli, V. & Fotopoulou, A. (2012). Emotion verbs in Greek. From Lexicon-Grammar tables to multi-purpose syntactic and semantic lexica. In Proceedings of the XV Euralex International Congress (EURALEX 2012). Oslo, Norway. [...] 
  • Mouka, E., Giouli, V., Fotopoulou, A. & Saridakis, I. (2012). Opinion and emotion in movies: a modular perspective to annotation. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Corpora for Research on Emotion, Sentiment & Social Signals (ES³ 2012). Istanbul, Turkey. [...] 
  • Diakogiorgi, K. & Fotopoulou, A. (2012). Interpretation of Idiomatic Expressions by Greek Speaking Children: implications for the Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Research. An interdisciplinary approach. Lingvisticae Investigationes. [...] 
  • Mini, M., Diakogiorgi, K. & Fotopoulou, A. (2011). What can children tell us about idiomatic phrases’ fixedness: the psycholinguistic relevance of a linguistic model”.. DISCOURS (Revue de linguistique, psycholinguistique et informatique)(9). [...] 
  • Giouli, V. & Fotopoulou, A. (2011). Σημασιολογικό πεδίο των «συναισθημάτων»: ταξινόμηση των ρημάτων της ελληνικής που δηλώνουν «συναίσθημα». Πρώτη προσέγγιση. In 10th International Conference in Greek Linguistics. Κομοτηνή. [...] 
  • Linardaki, E., Ramish, C., Villavicensio & Fotopoulou, A. (2010). Τowards the Construction of Language Resources for Greek Multiword Expressions: Extraction and Evaluation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. [...] 
  • Markantonatou, S., Fotopoulou, A., Mini, M. & Alexopoulou, M. (2010). In search of the right word. In Proceedings of Cogalex-2: Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon, 2nd SIGLEX endorsed Workshop. Beijing. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A., Mini, M., Pantazara, M. & Moustaki, A (2009). La combinatoire lexicale des noms de sentiments en grec modern. Grenoble, France. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A., Γιαννόπουλος, Γ., Ζουράρη, Μ. & Μίνη, Μ. (2008). Automatic recognition and extraction of multiword nominal expressions from corpora. In Μελέτες για την ελληνική γλώσσα, Πρακτικά της 29ης Συνάντησης του Τομέα Γλωσσολογίας της Φιλοσοφικής σχολής του ΑΠΘ. Θεσσαλονίκη. [...] 
  • Moustaki, A., Pantazara, M., Mini, M. & Fotopoulou, A. (2008). Comment traduire les noms d’emotions. DISCOURS (Revue de linguistique, psycholinguistique et informatique). [...] 
  • Pantazara, M., Fotopoulou, A., Moustaki, A. & Mini, M. (2008). La description des noms de sentiments du grec moderne. Lingvisticae Investigationes, 31(2), 323-331. [...] 
  • Alexopoulou, M., Markantonatou, S., Mini, M. & Fotopoulou, A. (2007). Using lexical fields to build a semantically-organised lexicon for Modern Greek. In Proceedings of Advances in Language Engineering for Low- and Middle- Density languages, ASI. Batumi, Georgia. [...] 
  • Markantonatou, S. & Fotopoulou, A. (2007). The tool ”Ekfrasi". In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Greek Linguistics, The Lexicography Workshop. Ioannina, Greece. [...] 
  • Bouros, P., Fotopoulou, A. & Glaros, N. (2005). An interactive environment for creating and validating syntactic rules. In Proceedings of RANLP2005, 15th International Conference on Recent Advances on Natural Language Processing. Borovets, Bulgaria. [...] 
  • Bouros, P., Fotopoulou, A. & Glaros, N. (2005). An interactive environment for creating and validating syntactic rules. In Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing. Bulgaria. [...] 
  • Trapalis, G., Markantonatou, S., Alexopoulou, M., Alexopoulou, M., Fotopoulou, A. & Maistros, Y. (2005). Developing a small scale semantically organized Lexical Database of Modern Greek. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Greek Linguistics. York, UK. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A (2003). Les verbes datifs: le role du genitif Recherches en linguistique grecque. Paris, France : L'Harmattan. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (2003). Multiword combinations and terminology. In Modern Greek language and Terminology. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (2001). Οι στερεότυπες προτάσεις και η επεξεργασία τους από παιδιά σχολικής ηλικίας. In Μελέτες για την ελληνική γλώσσα, Πρακτικά της 21ης Συνάντησης του Τομέα Γλωσσολογίας της Φιλοσοφικής σχολής του ΑΠΘ. Θεσσαλονίκη. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (2001). Προσδιορίζοντας μία κατηγορία δίπτωτων ρημάτων συναλλαγής (datifs): "λεξικοποιημένη" και "εκτενής" δοτική”. In Μελέτες για την ελληνική γλώσσα, Πρακτικά της 21ης Συνάντησης του Τομέα Γλωσσολογίας της Φιλοσοφικής σχολής του ΑΠΘ. Θεσσαλονίκη. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (1998). Acquisition des ressources terminologiques pour la constitution d'une base de donnees : propositions pour une typologie des structures lexicales pour le reperage et l'identification de l' hyperonymie dans un texte de telecommunications. , Cahiers de l'Institut de Linguistique de Louvain. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A (1997). L'ordre des mots dans les phrases figees a un complement libre en grec in La locution: entre lexique, syntaxe et pragmatique. In Kliencksieck (editor), Publication de l'INALF, Collection "Saint-Cloud". Paris, France. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (1995). Le projet POINTER: pour une infrastructure europeenne en terminologie. Terminometro - La terminologie en France(1). [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (1994). Dictionnaires et thesaurus electroniques des termes de telecommunications: elements de morphologie des termes-noms composes. In Lexique, syntaxe et analyse automatique des textes, Actes du colloque. Nanterre, France. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (1993). Traitement du cas genitif dans une classification des phrases a complements figes du grec moderne. , Lingvisticae Investigationes, XVII(2). [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (1993). Une classification des phrases a complements figes en grec moderne. Etude morphosyntaxique des phrases figees. Lingvisticae Investigationes, XVII(1). [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (1993). Dictionnaire electronique des phrases figees : traitement d'un cas particulier : phrases figees - phrases a Vsupport. In Papers in Computational Lexicography. Budapest, Hongrie. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (1993). Une Classification des Phrases a Complements Figes en Grec Moderne. Phd Thesis, Universite Paris VIII. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. & Gavrilidou, M. (1991). A special class of complex predicates: frozen predicates. In EUROTRA Annual Workshop. Saint-Maximin, France. [...] 
  • Fotopoulou, A. (1990). Classification des phrases simples a arguments figes: le cas des complements prepositionnels. In Proceedings of the 9th Word Congress of Applied Linguistics. Θεσσαλονίκη. [...]