George Mikros | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


George Mikros

Dr. George Mikros (PhD)

Middle Eastern Studies Department (MESD)
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies

  • Phone+974 44540920
  • Office locationC.01.030, First Floor, Minaretein Building


George Mikros before assuming his Professor position at the MA Program of Digital Humanities at HBKU, he was Professor of Computational and Quantitative Linguistics at the University of Athens Greece. He is the director of the Computational Stylistics lab. He is also Adj. Professor at the Department of Applied Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA. He had the position of Research Associate at the Institute for Language and Speech Processing and he was part of research groups that have developed significant language resources and NLP tools for Modern Greek. Since 1999 holds the position of Teaching Associate at the Hellenic Open University and since 2016 he is the Director of the Undergraduate Program “Spanish Language and Culture”. Prof. Mikros has authored 5 monographs and more than 80 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and edited volumes. Since 2007 he has been elected as Member of the Council of the International Association of Quantitative Linguistics (IQLA). In 2018 he was elected its President. He is a keynote speaker and invited speaker in many international conferences, workshops and summer schools related to Digital Humanities and Quantitative Linguistics. His main research interests are computational stylistics, quantitative linguistics, computational linguistics, and forensic linguistics.



Research Interests

  • Computational Stylistics
  • Quantitative Linguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Forensic Linguistics


Core Editor of the International Journal of Digital Humanities published by Springer.

  • Visiting Researcher

    Department of Linguistic and Literary Studies (DiSLL) Università Degli Studi di Padova, Italy.

  • Director of the Computational Stylistics Laboratory

    Department of Italian Language and Literature, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

    2017 - Present
  • Director of the Undergraduate Program “Spanish Language and Literature”

    Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece.

    2016 - 2019
  • Visiting Researcher

    Exploring Variations in Language (EVL) Laboratory. Department of Computing Science and Mathematics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

  • Visiting Professor

    Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, Boston, U.S.A.

  • Adjunct Faculty

    Department of Applied Linguistics, Master of Arts Online Program, University of Massachusetts, Boston, U.S.A.

    2013 - Present
  • Teaching Associate

    Coordinator of the Linguistics Module at the Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece.

    2001 - 2019
  • Professor of Computational and Quantitative Linguistics

    Department of Italian Language and Literature, School of Philosophy, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

    2000 - 2019


Ph.D. in Linguistics, Dissertation: Sociolinguistic approach of Modern Greek phonological problems.

Phonetic variation in nasal consonants, Department of Linguistics, Faculty of Philology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.

1992 - 1999
  • B.A. in Italian Language and Literature.

    Department of Italian Language and Literature, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

    1987 - 1991

Selected Publications

  • Pawłowski, A., Mačutek, J., Embleton, S. & Mikros, G.

    Language and Text: Data, Models, Information, Applications. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (ISBN 9789027210104), 275 pp.

  • Fitsilis, F., & Mikros, G.

    Development and Validation of a Corpus of Written Parliamentary Questions in the Hellenic Parliament. Journal of Open Humanities Data, 7: 18, pp. 1–14. DOI:

  • Mikros George, K. & Voskaki, Rania

    A Modern Greek Readability Tool: Development of Evaluation Methods. In Pawłowski, A., Mačutek, J., Embleton, S. & Mikros, G., (eds). Language and Text: Data, Models, Information, Applications, (pp. 163-176). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

  • Giovani, Afroditi, Krimpas, Panagiotis, Fitsilis, Fotios, Mikros, George

    The terms “immigrant”, “refugee” and “illegal immigrant” in the Questions Corpus of the Hellenic Parliament. In the Proceedings of the 13th Conference «Hellenic Language and Terminology», November 11-13, 2021, Athens, Greece.

  • Korasidi, Andriana & Mikros, George.

    Authorship Detection and Gender Identification in ‘fake’ proclamations using Stylometry. The case of the ‘orphan’ proclamations of the Greek Revolutionary Organization 17N. In the 15th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics (IAFL), Aston University, Birmingham, UK, September 13-16, 2021.

  • Cortelazzo, Michele, Gatti, Franco, Mikros, George, Tuzzi, Arjuna

    Does the Century matter? Machine learning methods to attribute historical periods in an Italian literary corpus. In QUALICO 2021 (postponed QUALICO 2020), Tokyo, Japan, September 9-12, 2021.

  • Markopoulos, George, Gagiatsou, Sofia, Mikros, George.

    Big-Five personality author prediction in Modern Greek essays using stylometric features. In QUALICO 2021 (postponed QUALICO 2020), Tokyo, Japan, September 9-12, 2021.

  • Korasidi, Andriana & Mikros, George.

    Emotion and ideology in terrorist language: A case of four violent Greek groups. In 3rd ILLA Focus Conference on Forensic Linguistics, University of Alicante, September 6, 2021.

  • Panagopoulos, Panagiotis, Andria, Maria, Mikros, George.

    Exploring the development of written syntactic complexity in L2 Greek: The case of Spanish and Catalan L1 learners. In 54th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2021), August 30 – September 3,2021

  • Mikros, George

    “#εμβόλιο. A quantitative analysis of the vaccination discourse in Greek Twitter”. In DH goes Viral Digital Workshop, April 26, 2021,

  • Papantonakis, Panagiotis, Mikros, George, Leventis, Sotiris, Fitsilis, Fotios.

    XtraLingua: An open-source tool for extracting quantitative text profiles. In Digital Humanities 2020, July 20 - 25, 2020, Ottawa, Canada.

  • Mikros, George

    #κορονοιος: analyzing tweets containing the greek coronavirus hashtag in the first month of the COVID19 pandemics. In Twitter Conference #DHgoesVIRAL (April 2, 2020)

  • Valavani, C., Alexandris, C., & Mikros, G.

    Improving machine translation output of German compound and multiword financial terms: comparison with cross-linguistic data. Human-Intelligent Systems Integration, 2(1), 29-34.

  • Juola, P., Mikros, G. K. and Vinsick, S. (2019), A comparative assessment of the difficulty of authorship attribution in Greek and in English.

    Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 70: 61-70. doi:10.1002/asi.24073

  • Juola, P., Mikros, G. & Vinsick. S. (2018). “Correlations and Potential Cross-Linguistic Indicators of Writing Style”.

    Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, DOI: 10.1080/09296174.2018.1458395

  • Mikros, G., K. (2018). Blended Authorship Attribution: Unmasking Elena Ferrante Combining Different Author Profiling Methods.

    In A. Tuzzi & M. Cortelazzo (Eds.), Drawing Elena Ferrante's Profile. Workshop Proceedings,Padova, 7 September 2017 (pp. 85-95). Padova: Padova University

  • Mikros, G. K. (2018). Author Identification Combining Various Author Profiles.

    Towards a Blended Authorship Attribution Methodology. Paper presented at the 14th International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data (JADT 18), 15 June 2018, Rome, Italy.

  • Cortelazzo, Michele A., Mikros, George K., Arjuna Tuzzi (2018). Profiling Elena Ferrante: a Look Beyond Novels.

    In Iezzi, D., Celardo, L. and Misuraca, M. (Eds.), JADT 2018: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Statistical Analysis of Textual Data, (pp.165-173), Rome: UniversItalia.

  • Mikros George, K., & Mačutek, J. (2017).

    Word length distribution and text length: two important factors influencing the properties of word length motifs. In H. Liu & J. Liang (Eds.), Motifs in Language and Text (pp. 151-164). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter.

  • Juola, P., & Mikros George, K. (2017).

    Cross-Linguistic Correlations in Lexical Complexity: An Approach to Cross-Linguistic Authorship Attribution.

  • Paper presented at the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL), 10-14 July 2017, Porto, Portugal.

  • Mikros, George K., Pouli, Vassiliki & Ephtychia Triantafyllou (2016).

    Personality prediction in Facebook status updates using multilevel Ngram profiles (MNP) and word features. Paper presented at QUALICO 2016, 24-28 August 2016, Trier, Germany.

  • Juola, Patrick & Mikros, George K. (2016). Authorship Attribution Using Different Languages.

    Paper presented in the Digital Humanities 2016, 11-16 July, Kraków, Poland. Available at:

  • Markopoulos, G., Mikros George, K., Iliadi, A., & Liontos, M. (2015).

    Sentiment Analysis of Hotel Reviews in Greek: A Comparison of Unigram Features. In V. Katsoni (Ed.), Cultural Tourism in a Digital Era (pp. 373-383). New York: Springer.

  • Mikros, G., (2015). Computational Stylistics.

    Athens: Hellenic Academic Libraries Link. Available Online at

  • Mikros, G. & J. Macutek (eds) (2015). Sequences in Language and Text.

    Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. (ISBN: 978-3-11-036287-9

  • Mačutek, J., & Mikros George, K. (2015). Menzerath-Altmann Law for Word Length Motifs.

    In Mikros George & J. Mačutek (Eds.), Sequences in Language and Text (pp. 125-132). Berlin: De Gruyter.

  • Mikros George, K., & Perifanos, K. (2015). Gender Identification in Modern Greek Tweets.

    In A. Tuzzi, M. Benešová & J. Macutek (Eds.), Recent Contributions to Quantitative Linguistics (Vol. 70, pp. 75-88). Berlin: De Gruyter.

  • Nikiforidou, K., Marmaridou, S., & Mikros George, K. (2014). What's in a dialogic construction?

    A constructional approach to polysemy and the grammar of challenge. Cognitive Linguistics, 25(4), 655-699. doi: 10.1515/cog-2014-0060

  • Mikros, G. (2009). Quantitative analysis of sociolinguistic variation.

    Theoretical and methodological approaches [in Greek]. Athens: Metexmio. (ISBN: 978-960-455-524-6), 408 pp.

  • Mikros, G., Hatzigeorgiu, N., Carayannis, G. (2005).

    “Basic quantitative characteristics of the Modern Greek language using the Hellenic National Corpus”. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 12, pp. 167-184.

  • Mikros, G. (2005). Contrastive Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish and Modern Greek [in Greek].

    Athens: LIBRIS-TECH (ISBN: 960-8319-29-3), 150 pp.

  • Hatzigeorgiu, N., Mikros, G. & Carayannis, G. (2001).

    “Word length, word frequencies, and Zipf’s law in the Greek language”. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 8, pp. 175-185.

  • Mikros, G. (2001). Studying Language and Culture: From Latin to Spanish [in Greek].

    Textbook for the Program of Studies “Spanish Language and Culture”, Patras: Hellenic Open University, 220 pp.