Dr Sophiko Daraselia

Dr Sophiko Daraselia

LCS Researcher

+44 (0) 734 151 9373

Summary: I am doing my second PhD study at School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds. I have a PhD degree in Philology (Lexicography) from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

Location: Michael Sadler Building B.01

Research Interests

My Research Interests include corpus linguistics, lexicography and morphology. In particular, I am interested in corpus design and construction and corpus analysis methods, software tools and application of corpus methods in lexicography. My current research work is focused on computational analysis of morphosyntactic categories in Georgian. My language interests also include other Kartvelian languages - Megrelian and Laz. 


Daraselia S. (2015) Issues of Compilation of New Georgian-European Learner's Dictionary Using the Corpus Methodology. [PhD thesis in Georgian, Abstract in English, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University 2015].

Daraselia S. and Sharoff S. (2015) Defining Webcorpus-based Lexical Frequency For Georgian. Bulletin of Akaki Tsereteli State University 2015, N01(5), pp 165-171.

Daraselia S. and Sharoff S. (2015) The Main Steps of the Georgian Web-Corpus Construction. Arnold Chikobava Institute of Linguistics, Journal of Linguistics, Volume XXXVIII, pp 52-62.

Conference Papers

Daraselia S. and Sharoff S. (2015) Error Analyses in Part-of-Speech Tagging in Georgian. International Conference - Language and Modern Technologies IV, Tbilisi, Georgia, 10-15 September, 2015.

Daraselia S. and Sharoff S. (2014) Morphosyntactic Specifications for KaWaC, a Web Corpus for Georgian. International Conference - Humanities in the Information Society II, pp. 326-329, Batumi, Georgia, 24-26 October, 2014.

Daraselia S. and Sharoff S. (2014) Towards Creating a Large Corpus for Georgian, 7th Biennial IVACS Conference, Newcastle University, 19-21 June, 2014.

Daraselia S. (2013) Corpus-based Georgian-English Learner's Dictionary. International Conference -Language and Modern Technologies III, Tbilisi, Georgia, 10-15 September, 2013.

Daraselia S. (2013) Corpus-based Lexicography and the Sketch Engine. Batumi Summer School in Corpus Linguistics, Batumi, Georgia, 24-30 August, 2013. 


The dictionaries that I have worked on include:

  1. A Comprehensive  English-Georgian Online Dictionary
  2. English-Georgian Military Dictionary


The Corpora that I have worked on include:

  1. KaWaC - a Web Corpus for Georgian
  2. GDC - Georgian Dialect Corpus 

Other Projects

  1. Corpus-based Lexicography, the project funded by Shota National Rustaveli Science Foundation;
  2. Eurocodes Translation Project - the project is being carried out at the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia. The parts of the Eurocodes translated into Georgian during my editorship are: 
  • Eurocode 0: Basis of Structural Design
  • Eurocode 1: Actions on Structures
  • Eurocode 2: Design of Concrete Structures
  • Eurocode 7: Geotechnical Design
  • Eurocode 8: Design of Structures for Earthquake Resistance.