Maria Giagkou

Maria Giagkou
Athena-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies · Institute for Language and Speech Processing

PhD

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In this paper we are sharing the experience of setting up the Human Behavior, Interaction and Communication Lab (HUBIC Lab). The paper provides an overview of the process, from defining the needs, to designing and implementing the laboratory facilities necessary for capturing, analyzing and modelling human behavior in the context of research in hum...
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This paper presents an experimental design and setup that explores the interaction between two children and their tutor during a question–answer session of a reading comprehension task. The multimodal aspects of the interactions are analysed in terms of preferred signals and strategies that speakers employ to carry out successful multi-party conver...
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In line with cross-linguistic research aiming at identifying criterial features that discriminate the CEFR proficiency levels, the present study investigates language elements that are core characteristics of each proficiency level for Greek L2. It is based on a graded corpus of 150 written narratives produced by young L2 learners (aged 8-14) at le...
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In line with cross-linguistic research aiming at identifying criterial features that discriminate the CEFR proficiency levels, the present study investigates language elements that are core characteristics of each proficiency level for Greek L2. It is based on a graded corpus of 150 written narratives produced by young L2 learners (aged 8–14) at...
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Η μελέτη που παρουσιάζει το άρθρο εντάσσεται στη διαγλωσσική ερευνητική δραστηριότητα που στοχεύει στον εντοπισμό χαρακτηριστικών τα οποία διαφοροποιούν τις γλωσσικές παραγωγές ομιλητών μιας δεύτερης/πρόσθετης γλώσσας διαφορετικών επιπέδων γλωσσομάθειας (criterial features). Για την πραγματοποίησή της συγκροτήθηκε σώμα 150 γραπτών αφηγηματικών κει...
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2) των παιδιών µεταναστών και επαναπατρισθέντων που έχουν εγγραφεί σε τάξεις υποδοχής. Η γλωσσική επίδοση 765 παιδιών στη Γ2 µετρήθηκε µε αξιολογήσεις που βασίζονται στο Κοινό Ευρωπαϊκό Πλαίσιο (Council of Europe 2001). Τα αποτελέσµατα (συνολική επίδοση και οµοιότητες ή διαφορές σε διάφορες γλωσσικές δεξιότητες) συσχετίζονται µε παράγοντες όπως η χ...
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Some languages as Italian and Hindi, are endowed with a set of consonants that are discriminated among them only by the length of the consonant closure (single versus geminate consonants). Consonant closure is a speech temporal feature. This work investigates on visual durational cues to the point they help native and non native speakers in discrim...
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We present a multi-lingual Lexical Resource (LR) developed in the context of a lexicographic project that involves the development of user-oriented dictionaries for immigrants in Greece. The LR caters to languages that as of yet remain disconnected, and also encompasses a variety of styles that are relevant to communicative situations that the targ...
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In this paper we describe on-going work aimed at the creation of a suite of specialized Language Resources (LRs) intended for users not previously targeted at, namely, adult immigrants in Greece. The ultimate goal being to help them integrate in the Greek society, we aim to provide support touching at basic linguistic, social and everyday issues. T...
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The current paper approaches the issue of Greek readability in the framework of first language education. It investigates a large number of linguistic features and employs discriminant analysis as a text classification method to classify texts in two levels of readability, suitable and not-suitable for junior high school students. The model takes i...
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This book constitutes the documentation of the scientific outcome of the first meeting of the TIMELY network, the International Workshop on Multidisciplinary Aspects of Time and Time Perception, which took place in Athens, Greece, in October 2010. The 21 papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. They cover the...
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The current paper describes an attempt to introduce data-driven learning of Greek as mother tongue in the context of primary and secondary education. The above action was implemented for the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs and involved the construction of a pedagogically relevant corpus and the design of pedagogical scenarios of u...
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This paper reports on the ongoing work fo-cused on domain adaptation of statistical machine translation using domain-specific data obtained by domain-focused web crawling. We present a strategy for crawl-ing monolingual and parallel data and their exploitation for testing, language mod-elling, and system tuning in a phrase--based machine translatio...
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Greece The current paper describes an attempt to introduce data-driven learning of Greek as mother tongue in the context of primary and secondary education. We will present a preliminary small-scale evaluation of corpus use and will record pupils' feedback from their first hands-on corpora experience. Our investigation involved a total of 85 pupils...

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