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Master thesis at Birzeit University on Towards Building a Corpus for Palestinian Dialect

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Diyam Akra defended her master thesis in the computing program, with the supervision of Dr. Mustafa Jarrar, and a collaboration with Sina institute for Knowledge engineering and Arabic technologies as a part of the ongoing project Curras funded by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research Council.
The thesis discussed linguistic facts about Palestinian dialects and compared it with Modern Standard Arabic in terms of morphology, orthography and lexical. Also it addressed the issues discussed above for Palestinian Dialect by presenting an annotated corpus for Palestinian Dialect with Relevant Meta Data; this is done through collecting Palestinian written text from different resources, using existing resources for Egyptian Arabic to analyze corpus and annotate it, annotating manually a list of words that can’t be analyzed by existing resources, and finally using existing annotation tool to make a double check over annotated corpus.
The discussion committee included Dr. Nizar Habash, adjunct professor at Sina institute and Associate professor at New York University Abu Dhabi, Dr. Mahdi Arar, the Dean of art faculty at Birzeit University, Dr. Abualseoud Hanani, Assistant Professor at Engineering and Technology faculty.


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