Athena Research and Innovation Centre (ARC)

ARC Logo Athena Research and Innovation Centre (ARC) is a scientific research and technological organisation, functioning under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Ministry of Education). It comprises 3 research Institutes: Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP) – dedicated to language technology research, development and innovation, Institute for the Management of Information Systems (IMIS) – dedicated to data and information management, and Industrial Systems Institute (ISI). Athena plays a major role in the Greek and European data infrastructure community with great expertise regarding the design, development and operation of data infrastructures in a broad range of subject areas, including CLARIN (ILSP is coordinating the Greek CLARIN infrastructure), META-SHARE (coordinated by ILSP Europe-wide), DARIAH (IMIS is the technical coordinator of the Greek DYAS-DARIAH infrastructure), OpenAIRE and OpenAIREplus (ARC team affiliated with the Univ. of Athens being the coordinator and a major technical partner), ESPAS (data infrastructure for near earth sciences), RDA-Europe (the Research Data Alliance), ARIADNE (archaeological research data infrastructures), iMarine (Data e-Infrastructure Initiative for Fisheries Management and Conservation of Marine Living Resources), OpenDataMonitor (Open Data aggregation and visualization). ILSP’s Natural Language and Knowledge Engineering (NLKE) Department, involved in this project, conducts basic and applied research in the fields of NLP and Knowledge Technologies. It designs, implements and integrates human language technologies in systems and applications dealing with structured and unstructured data processing. Applications include language‐aware information retrieval and extraction, natural language interfaces, text mining, knowledge management, etc. amenable to multilingual and multimedia information processing. Resources and tools are designed and developed for efficient structural and grammatical text annotation; shallow parsing; term and named entity recognition; co‐reference resolution; event recognition and their interrelations; semantic‐web oriented information extraction; text classification; multilevel parallel text alignment; automatic elicitation of lexical data pertinent to monolingual and multilingual applications.


Mike Hatzopoulos Mike Hatzopoulos, and Natalia Manola