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The 3rd Palestinian Symposium on Computational Linguistics and Arabic Content (iArabic’2014)

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The 3rd Palestinian Symposium on Computational Linguistics and Arabic Content (iArabic’2014)

Date: 12 April 2014,            Place:Sina Institute at Birzeit University

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People who are interested to contribute to the Symposium are encouraged to submit a short abstract (300-600 words) to by 1/4/2014. Submissions can be research-oriented, applications and use cases, or problem specification. Welcoming work in progress and not only completed work. The best submissions will be then selected for presentation. All abstracts and presentations will be published on the website of the Symposium. Keynote: Mona Diab, George Washington University. Computational Modeling of Sociopragmatic language use in Arabic and English Social Media: Subgroup Detection.

About:

Arabic is one of the most spoken languages worldwide. Despite its old and rich culture and content, its religious and political significance, and the economical importance of its speaking communities, however little success was achieved in developing Arabic-based technologies and Arabic content on the Web. One of the main reasons is that, research in this topic was mostly conducted by non-Arabic speaking researchers –with a limited engagement of Arab researchers. The goal of this symposium is: to encourage research on Arabic technologies and content at Palestine universities; to encourage cooperation between researchers in IT, linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive sciences, philosophy, and other disciplines; to strengthen the relationship between academia and industry for developing smart language-based applications; and to enable networking and cooperation on future project proposals.

Target Audience:

  1. Researchers and students in IT-related fields.
  2. Researchers and students in linguistics and psycholinguistics fields.
  3. Researchers and students in Philosophy, cognitive sciences, and other related fields.
  4. Companies developing or using Arabic technologies.
  5. Public and private institutions using Arabic technologies or facing language-related challenges.

Topics:

We welcome presentations about ongoing research, as well as, applications and use cases related the following topics:

  • Arabic and Natural Language Processing: multilingual search engines, stemming, tagging summarization, translation, generation, named-entity recognition, OCR, data mining, question answering, speech recognition, word sense disambiguation, cross-lingual information retrieval.
  • Linguistic Resources and Corpus Engineering.
  • Creating and Consuming Arabic Content on the Web.
  • Social Media and Arabic Content.
  • Arabic Libraries and Archives.
  • Big Data NLP and Multilingualism

Scientific Committee:

    • Mustafa Jarrar, Birzeit University
    • Adnan Yahya, Birzeit University
    • Nizar Habash, Columbia University
    • Fayeq Oweis, Google
    • Bassem Sayrafi, Birzeit University
    • Mahdi Arar, Birzeit University
    • Bilal Alshafei, Al Najah University
    • Rebhi Baraka, Islamic Univerity of Gaza
    • Hashem Tamimi, Palestine Polytechnic University
    • Yahya Al-Salqan, Jaffa.Net Computer Systems
    • Mamoun Abu Helou, Birzeit University
    • Naseer Zalmout, Birzeit University

Program:

8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-9:30

Opening of the symposium

  • Dr. Mustafa Jarrar, Director of Sina Institute, Birzeit University
  • Dr. Henrry Jagaman, VP for Academic Affairs, Birzeit University
  • H.E. Dr Safa Nasser Eldin, The Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology
9:30-10:50

Session I: Arabic Text to Speech. Chair: Bilal Shafei

10:50-11:10

Coffee Break

11:10-11:40

Session II: Real Life Cases. Chair: Mahmoud Al-Saheb

11:40-12:40

Session III: Automatic Correction And Summarization For Arabic Text. Chair: Nasser Zalmout

12:40-1:30

Lunch Break

1:30-2:30

Session IV: Arabic IR and NLP. Chair: Mahdi Arar

2:30-2:50

Coffee Break

2:50-4:00

Session V: Keynote Speech. Chaired by Bassem Sayrafi

Mona Diab, George Washington University.
Computational Modeling of Sociopragmatic language use in Arabic and English Social Media: Subgroup Detection
4:00-4:30

Discussion Session

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Sina Institute for Knowledge Engineering and Arabic Technologies Faculty Of Information Technology , Birzeit University,Palestine. Back to Top ⇑