Vacalopoulou, Anna

Anna Vacalopoulou

Personal Information

Position: Scientific Associate
Phone or fax: +30 210 6875447

Areas of interest

  • Electronic and Computational Lexicography
  • Dictionaries for young learners
  • Electronic Text Corpora
  • Sign Language Lexicography

CV data

Anna Vacalopoulou holds an MA in Lexicography (Exeter University). She has designed and written or co-written more than twenty dictionaries and other reference works, including paper, electronic, monolingual, bilingual, multilingual, and multimodal (sign language) works. She also contributed in the design, implementation and update of HNC the first online language corpus of Modern Greek. She has been a scientific associate at ILSP since 1998.

Indicative projects


  • Vacalopoulou, A., Markantonatou, S., Minos, P. & Toraki, K. (2018). Open-access Resource for the Management and Promotion of Greek Museums with Folk Exhibits_1. In In ICSIMAT Proceedings. Springer. [...] 
  • Vacalopoulou, A., Efthimiou, E. & Vasilaki, K. (2018). Multimodal Corpus Lexicography: Compiling a Corpus-based Bilingual Modern Greek—Greek Sign Language Dictionary. In Proceedings of the XVIII EURALEX International Congress: Lexicography in Global Contexts (EURALEX 2018), Ljubljana, Slovenia, pages 17-21. [...] 
  • Efthimiou, E., Fotinea, S., Vacalopoulou, A., Goulas, T., Vasilaki, K. & Dimou, A. (2018). Sign Language technologies in view of Future Internet accessibility services. In Proceedings of the 11th PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments Conference, pages 495-501. [...] 
  • Vacalopoulou, A., Efthimiou, E., Fotinea, S., Goulas, T. & Dimou, A. (2018). MAKING ONLINE EDUCATIONAL CONTENT ACCESSIBLE IN GREEK SIGN LANGUAGE. In, pages 7305-7310. [...] 
  • Koumpouros, G., Alexandra Karavasili, Efthimiou, E., Fotinea, S., Goulas, T. & Vacalopoulou, A. (2017). User Evaluation of the MOBOT Rollator Type Robotic Mobility Assistive Device. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, pages 354-359. New York, NY, USA : ACM. [...] 
  • Efthimiou, E., Fotinea, S., Panos Kakoulidis, Goulas, T., Athansia-Lida Dimou & Vacalopoulou, A. (2017). Sign Search and Sign Synthesis Made Easy to End User: The Paradigm of Building a SL Oriented Interface for Accessing and Managing Educational Content. In International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, pages 14-26. [...] 
  • Koumpouros, G., Alexandra Karavasili, Efthimiou, E., Fotinea, S., Goulas, T. & Vacalopoulou, A. (2017). User Evaluation of the MOBOT rollator type robotic mobility assistive device. Technologies, 5(4), 73. [...] 
  • Efthimiou, E., Fotinea, S., Goulas, T., Panos Kakoulidis, Dimou, A. & Vacalopoulou, A. (2016). A complete environment for deaf learner support in the context of mainstream education. In Proceedings of the Conference Universal Learning Design, pages 35-44. [...] 
  • Vacalopoulou, A. & Efthimiou, E. (2015). Multilingual lexicography for adult immigrant groups: bringing strange bedfellows together. In Electronic lexicography in the 21st century: linking lexical data in the digital age. Proceedings of the eLex 2015 conference, Herstmonceux Castle, pages 11-13. [...] 
  • Antoniou-Kritikou, I., Botini, P., Economou, N., Flouda, C., Sidiropoulos, N. & Vacalopoulou, A. (2014). ICT in Vocational Secondary Education: a Platform to Support Greek Language Learning. In ICT for Language Learning. Florence, Italy : [...] 
  • Antoniou-Kritikou, I., Botini, P., Economou, N., Sidiropoulos, N., Flouda, C. & Vacalopoulou, A. (2014). The implementation of a web platform for teaching and learning modern Greek for vocational secondary education. International Journal of Technologies in Learning, 20(3), 15-26. [...] 
  • Vacalopoulou, A., Giouli, V., Efthimiou, E. & Giagkou, M. (2012). Bridging the gap between disconnected languages: the eMiLang multi-lingual database. In In Proceedings of the 4th International Language Resources and Evaluation Conference Workshop on Creating Cross-language Resources for Disconnected Languages and Styles (CREDISLAS, 2012). Istanbul, Turkey. [...] 
  • Vacalopoulou, A., Giouli, V., Giagkou, M. & Efthimiou, E. (2011). Online Dictionaries for immigrants in Greece: Overcoming the Communication Barriers. In Proceedings of eLEX2011, pages 274-279. Bled, Slovenia. [...] 
  • Tzevelekou, M., Vacalopoulou, A., Kantzou, V., Papavassiliou, V., Papageorgakopoulos, J. & Stamouli, S. (2006). Software for learning Greek as an L2 [in Greek]. In Proceedings of the Conference “Intercultural Education and Teaching of Greek as L2, pages 117-133. Λευκωσία : Cyprus Institute of Education. [...] 
  • Wright, P., Martin, M., Sanchez de Villapadierna, J., Bellido, L., Pastor, E., Vacalopoulou, A. et al. (2004). Lingu@net Europa: the virtual language resource centre opening up to adult learners, expanding to new languages. In Proceedings of the international conference EuroCALL: TELL & CALL in the 3rd Millennium – Pedagogical Approaches in a Growing EU-Community. Vienna, Austria. [...] 
  • Tzevelekou, M., Vacalopoulou, A., Stamouli, S., Καγκλάρ, Ν. & Φιντάν, Ο. (2004). Ελληνοτουρκικό λεξικό. Αθήνα : ΕΚΠΑ, Ελληνικά Γράμματα. [...] 
  • Efthimiou, E., Vacalopoulou, A., Fotinea, S. & Stainhaouer, G. (2004). Multipurpose Design and Creation of GSL Dictionaries. In Proceedings of the Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages “From SignWriting to Image Processing. Information, pages 51-58. Lisbon, Portugal. [...] 
  • Fotinea, S., Bakamidis, S., Athanaselis, T., Dologlou, I., Vacalopoulou, A., Cowie, R. et al (2003). Emotion in Speech: towards an integration of linguistic, paralinguistic and psychological analysis. In O. Kaynak et al. (editor), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). Berlin Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag. [...] 
  • Tzevelekou, M., Vacalopoulou, A., Papageorgakopoulos, J. & Papavassiliou, V. (2002). Το λεξιλόγιο του δίγλωσσου ομιλητή: η συγκρότηση ενός ελληνοτουρκικού παιδικού λεξικού πολυμέσων. In Ομοιότητες και διαφορές: Αναζητώντας νέους δρόμους στην εκπαίδευση, pages 36-45. Αθήνα : ΕΚΠΑ. [...] 
  • Vacalopoulou, A. & Ιορδανίδου, Ά. (2001). Το Λεξικό του Δημοτικού. Αθήνα : Πατάκης. [...] 
  • Vacalopoulou, A. (2000). Το Πρώτο μου Λεξικό για το Δημοτικό. Αθήνα : Πατάκης. [...] 
  • Hatzigeorgiu, N., Σπηλιωτοπούλου, Α., Vacalopoulou, A., Παπακωστοπούλου, Α., Piperidis, S., Gavrilidou, M. et al. (2000). Εθνικός Θησαυρός Ελληνικών κειμένων: Σώμα Κειμένων της Νέας Ελληνικής στο Διαδίκτυο. In Μελέτες για την Ελληνική Γλώσσα: Πρακτικά της 21ης Ετήσιας Συνάντησης του Τομέα Γλωσσολογίας της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής του Αριστοτέλειου Πανεπιστήμιου, pages 812-821. Θεσσαλονίκη. [...] 
  • Hatzigeorgiu, N., Gavrilidou, M., Piperidis, S., Carayannis, G., Papakostopoulou, A., Spiliotopoulou, A. et al. (2000). Design and implementation of the online ILSP Greek Corpus. In Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC-2000). Athens, Greece. [...] 
  • Vacalopoulou, A. (1997). The Bank of English and the British National Corpus: evaluation from the lexicographer’s perspective. Master Thesis, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK. [...]