Pontiki, Maria

Maria Pontiki

Personal Information

Position: Scientific Associate
Phone or fax: +30 210 6875442

Areas of interest

  • Affect Analysis
  • Text Analytics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Cognitive Linguistics and Semantics
  • Lexicography and Language Resources

CV data

Maria Pontiki has been collaborating with ILSP / R.C. "Athena" since 2012. She holds a PhD in Linguistics (University of Crete, 2019), holds a MSc in Language Technology (National and Technical University of Athens - School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and University of Athens - Department of Linguistics, 2010), a MSc in Comparative, Historical and Balkan Linguistics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Department of Linguistics, 2006) and a bachelor’s degree in Greek Philology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki-Department of Linguistics, 2002). Her research interests include designing and developing linguistic resources and applications for information extraction from text (web, blogs, social media etc) for the Greek and the English language, sentiment analysis (aspect based sentiment analysis, opinion mining, mood analysis, verbal aggression, hate speech, etc.) andknowledge modeling & representation. She has also co-organized sentiment analysis projects/tasks in the framework of international events and challenges (International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2014, SemEval-2015), International Research-Centered Summer School in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Robotics, Social Media, Digital Preservation (IRSS13)).


  • Angelos Nezis, Papageorgiou, H., Pavlos Georgiadis, Petr Jiskra, Pappas, D. & Pontiki, M. (2018). Towards a fully personalized food recommendation tool. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, pages 77. [...] 
  • Konstantina Papanikolaou, Pontiki, M. & Papageorgiou, H. (2018). Exploring the Predominant Targets of Xenophobia - motivated Behavior : A Longitudinal Study for Greece. In. [...] 
  • Pontiki, M. & Papageorgiou, H. (2017). Opinion mining and target extraction in Greek review texts. In Proceedings of the 12th International conference on Greek Linguistics, pages September 26-29. Berlin, Germany. [...] 
  • Pontiki, M., Galanis, D., Papageorgiou, H., Ion Androutsopoulos, Suresh Manandhar, AL-Smadi Mohammad et al. (2016). Semeval-2016 task 5: Aspect based sentiment analysis. In Proceedings of the 10th international workshop on semantic evaluation (SemEval-2016), pages 19-30. [...] 
  • Pontiki, M. & Papageorgiou, H. (2015). Opinion Mining and Target Extraction in Greek Review Texts. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Greek Linguistics (ICGL 12). Berlin. [...] 
  • Pontiki, M., Papageorgiou, H., Galanis, D., Suresh Manandhar & Ion Androutsopoulos. (2015). Semeval-2015 task 12: Aspect based sentiment analysis. In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2015), pages 486-495. [...] 
  • Pontiki, M., Galanis, D., Papanikolaou, K. & Papageorgiou, H. (2014). Eliciting Praise, Criticism and Recommendations from Positive and Negative Sentiments. In. Rhodes Island, Greece. [...] 
  • Stratogiannis, G., Papasarantopoulos, N., Pontiki, M., Siolas, G., Galanis, D., Stafylopatis, A. et al. (2014). NTUA ILSP in the TAC KBP 2014 English Entity Linking Challenge. In. [...] 
  • Pontiki, M., Galanis, D., Ioannis Pavlopoulos, Papageorgiou, H., Ion Androutsopoulos & Suresh Manandhar. (2014). SemEval 2014 Task 4: Aspect Based Sentiment Analysis. In Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2014) at (COLING 2014), pages 27-35. Dublin, Ireland. [...] 
  • Pontiki, M. & Papageorgiou, H. (2014). “There's no way I would ever buy any mp3 player with a measly 4gb of storage”. In Fiona Fui-Hoon Nah (editor), HCI in Business First International Conference, HCIB 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014. Proceedings, pages 233-244. Springer International Publishing. [...] 
  • Pontiki, M., Zoe Angelou & Papageorgiou, H. (2013). Sentiment Analysis: Building Bilingual Lexical Resources. In Proceedings of the 13th International conference on Greek Linguistics, September 26-29, Rhodes, Greece. [...]