Dr Vasiliki Simaki

Innovation Fellow

Research Overview

My research interests are Corpus Linguistics, Computational Linguistics, Sentiment & Stance Analysis, Social Media Text Analysis, and Financial Text Analysis.

Evaluating stance-annotated sentences from political blogs regarding the Brexit: a quantitative analysis
Simaki, V., Paradis, C., Kerren, A. 11/04/2018 In: ICAME Journal. 42, 1
Journal article

Detection of Stance-Related Characteristics in Social Media Text
Simaki, V., Simakis, P., Paradis, C., Kerren, A. 20/03/2018 In: SETN ’18. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, Inc 7 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Annotating speaker stance in discourse: the Brexit Blog Corpus
Simaki, V., Paradis, C., Skeppstedt, M., Sahlgren, M., Kucher, K., Kerren, A. 2/11/2017 In: Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory.
Journal article

A Visual Analytics System for the Exploration of Stance in Social Media
Martins, R.M., Simaki, V., Paradis, C., Kerren, A. 10/10/2017
Conference paper

Detection of stance and sentiment modifiers in political blogs
Skeppstedt, M., Simaki, V., Paradis, C., Kerren, A. 13/08/2017 In: SPECOM 2017. Cham : Springer p. 302-311. 10 p. ISBN: 9783319665286. Electronic ISBN: 9783319664293.
Conference contribution

Stance Classification in Texts from Blogs on the 2016 British Referendum
Simaki, V., Paradis, C., Kerren, A. 13/08/2017 In: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Speech and Computer – SPECOM 2017. Cham : Springer p. 700-709. 10 p. ISBN: 9783319664286. Electronic ISBN: 9783319664293.
Conference contribution

Identifying the Authors’ National Variety of English in Social Media Text
Simaki, V., Simakis, P., Paradis, C., Kerren, A. 6/07/2017 In: Proceedings of RANLP 2017 - Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing. Association for Computational Linguistics p. 671-678. 8 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Sociolinguistic Features for Author Gender Identification: From Qualitative Evidence to Quantitative Analysis.
Simaki, V., Aravantinou, C., Mporas, I., Kondyli, M., Megalooikonomou, V. 2017 In: Journal of Quantitative Linguistics. 24, 1, p. 65-84. 20 p.
Journal article

Evaluation and Sociolinguistic Analysis of Text Features for Gender and Age Identification
Simaki, V., Mporas, I., Megalooikonomou, V. 25/09/2016 In: American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 9, 4, p. 868-876. 9 p.
Journal article

Age Identification of Twitter Users: Classification Methods and Sociolinguistic Analysis
Simaki, V., Mporas, I., Megalooikonomou, V. 2016 In: Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing . Cham : Springer p. 385-395. 11 p. ISBN: 9783319754864. Electronic ISBN: 9783319754871.
Conference contribution

Using Sociolinguistic Inspired Features for Gender Classification of Web Users
Simaki, V., Aravantinou, C., Mporas, I., Megalooikonomou, V. 11/12/2015 In: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference of Text, Speech and Dialogue. Cham : Springer p. 587-594. 8 p. ISBN: 9783319240329. Electronic ISBN: 9783319240336.
Conference contribution

Automatic Estimation of Web Bloggers’ Age Using Regression Models
Simaki, V., Aravantinou, C., Mporas, I., Megalooikonomou, V. 4/09/2015 In: Speech and Computer. Cham : Springer p. 113-120. 8 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Gender Classification of Web Authors Using Feature Selection and Language Models
Aravantinou, C., Simaki, V., Mporas, I., Megalooikonomou, V. 4/09/2015 In: SPECOM 2015. Cham : Springer p. 226-233. 8 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Acoustic Differences between Standard Greek and Cypriot Greek
Simaki, V., Mporas, I., Kondyli, M. 2015 In: Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Speech and Computer. University of Patras Editions
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Associating Named-Entities with Opinion Expressing Words
Aravantinou, C., Simaki, V., Koumpouri, A. 2015
Conference paper

Gender Identification of Blog Authors: Do Men and Women Prefer Different Character Unigrams?
Simaki, V., Mporas, I., Koumpouri, A., Megalooikonomou, V. 2015 In: Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Speech and Computer. University of Patras Editions
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Opinion Mining in Movie Reviews
Koumpouri, A., Aravantinou, C., Simaki, V. 2015
Conference paper

Towards a Knowledge-based Approach for Gender Text Classification
Simaki, V., Aravantinou, C., Koumpouri, A. 2015
Conference paper

Evaluating the correspondence of educational software to learning theories
Spyropoulou, M., Ntourou, D., Simaki, V., Malagkoniari, D., Sorra, M. 09/2013 In: PCI '13 Proceedings of the 17th Panhellenic Conference on Informatics. New York : Association for Computing Machinery, Inc p. 250-257. 8 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Queries Without Clicks: Evaluating Retrieval Effectiveness Based on User Feedback
Koumpouri, A., Simaki, V. 08/2012 In: SIGIR '12 Proceedings of the 35th international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval. New York : ACM p. 1133-1134. 2 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Empirical Text Mining for Genre Detection
Simaki, V., Kirtsis, N., Stamou, S. 2012
Conference paper

The Influence of the Governmental Economic Policy to the Business Activity: the Textual Information as a Motivation Tool
Simaki, V., Xarcha, N., Sourmelis, G., Lambos, V., Christodoulakis, D. 2012 In: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on e-Government - ECEG 2012. Academic Publishing International ISBN: 9781908272423.
Conference contribution

Web page classification using WordNet’s linguistic information
Kozanidis, E., Simaki, V., Koumpouri, A. 2012
Conference paper

Towards Estimating Users’ Opinion Strength in Forum Texts Regarding Governmental Decisions
Stylios, G., Katsis, C., Simaki, V., Stamou, S., Christodoulakis, D. 2011 In: Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on e-Government - ECEG 2011. Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Chapter (peer-reviewed)