Nikos Papasarantopoulos
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I am a PhD student at ILCC of the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. My supervisor is Shay Cohen. I work in the SUMMA (Scalable Understanding of Multilingual MediA) project.

My research interests revolve around Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. I am especially interested in natural language understanding and tasks pertaining to it, such as semantic parsing and information extraction.

Prior to moving to the UK, I was working as a developer/research assosiate for the Institute for Language and Speech Processing, RC "Athena" and prior to that I was a student at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of NTUA.

I am also an aspiring musician and I am very curious about computational musicology as well.

You can view a full resume here.



  • Papanikolaou, K., Papageorgiou, H., Papasarantopoulos N., Stathopoulou, T. and Papastefanatos, G.

    “Just the facts” with PALOMAR: Detecting protest events in media outlets and Twitter.

    In Proceedings of Social Media in the Newsroom (SMnews 2016). Menlo Park, CA: The AAAI Press.

  • Stratogiannis, G., Papasarantopoulos, N., Pontiki, M., Siolas, G., Galanis, D., Stafylopatis, A. and Papageorgiou, H.

    NTUA ILSP in the TAC KBP 2014 Entity Linking Chanllenge

    Text Analysis Conference (TAC), National Institute of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA, 2014.

  • Papasarantopoulos, N., Poulakis, N. and Anagnostopoulou, C.

    A computational analysis of children's songs from different countries.

    In Proceedings of the Ninth Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), Manchester, UK, 2015.


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