WANLP 2017 : The Third Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop
Call For Papers
Dear all, due to several requests, we extend the submission deadline to January 23 2017.
Regards, Workshop Organizers
LAST CALL FOR PAPERS
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The Third Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop (WANLP-2017)
co-located with EACL 2017, Valencia, Spain
For more information, please visit: http://wanlp2017.arabic-nlp.net
Nov 8, 2016: First Call for Workshop Papers
Dec 7, 2016: Second Call for Workshop Papers
Jan 23, 2017: Workshop Paper Due Date
Feb 11, 2017: Notification of Acceptance
Feb 21, 2017: Camera-ready papers due
Monday April 3, 2017: Workshop Date (one day workshop)
Arabic is a challenging language for the field of computational linguistics. This is due to many factors including its complex and rich morphology, its high degree of ambiguity as well as the presence of a number of dialects that vary quite widely. Arabic is also a language with important geopolitical connections. It is spoken by over 400 million people in countries with varying degrees of prosperity and stability. It is the primary language of the latest world refugee problem affecting the Middle East and Europe. The opportunities that are made possible by working on this language and its dialects cannot be underestimated in their consequence on the Arab World, the Mediterranean Region and the rest of the World.
There has been a lot of progress in the last 15 years in the area of Arabic Natural Language Processing (NLP). Many Arabic NLP (or Arabic NLP-related) workshops and conferences have taken place, both in the Arab World and in association with international conferences.
We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Basic core technologies: morphological analysis, disambiguation, tokenization, POS tagging, named entity detection, chunking, parsing, semantic role labeling, sentiment analysis, Arabic dialect modeling, etc.
-Applications: machine translation, speech recognition, speech synthesis, optical character recognition, pedagogy, assistive technologies, social media, etc.
-Resources: dictionaries, annotated data, etc.
Submissions may include work in progress as well as finished work. Submissions must have a clear focus on specific issues pertaining to the Arabic language whether it is standard Arabic, dialectal, or mixed. Papers on other languages sharing problems faced by Arabic NLP researchers such as Semitic languages or languages using Arabic script are welcome. Additionally, papers on efforts using Arabic resources but targeting other languages are also welcome. Descriptions of commercial systems are welcome, but authors should be willing to discuss the details of their work.
Paper Length: Submissions are expected to be up to 8 pages long plus any number of pages for references.
Submission Page: https://www.softconf.com/eacl2017/ArabicNLP/
Submission Format: Submissions must be in PDF and prepared using LaTeX. The format must conform to the official style guidelines for EACL 2017. The only accepted format is the EACL-2017 LaTeX template and no other format will be accepted such as Microsoft Word or Open Office etc...
The workshop will feature a keynote talk by Stephan Vogel from Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).
General Chair: Nizar Habash
Program Chairs: Mona Diab, Kareem Darwish, Wassim El-Hajj, Hend Alkhalifa, and Houda Bouamor
Publication Chairs: Nadi Tomeh and Mahmoud El-Haj
Publicity Chairs: Fethi Bougares and Wajdi Zaghouani
Program Committee Members
Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, University of British Columbia, Canada
Mohammad Abushariah, The University of Jordan, Jordan
Almoataz Al-Said, Cairo University, Egypt
Ahmed Ali, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Hend Alkhalifa, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Lamia Hadrich Belguith, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Abdelmajid Ben-Hamadou, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Houda Bouamor, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar, Qatar
Ibrahim Bounhas, LISI computing laboratory for industrial systems, Carthage University,Tunisia
Karim Bouzoubaa, Mohammad V University, Morocco
Achraf Chalabi, Microsoft Research, Egypt
Khalid Choukri, ELDA, European Language Resource Association, France
Kareem Darwish, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Mona Diab, George Washington University, USA
Joseph Dichy, Université Lyon 2, France
Mohamed Elmahdy, Qatar University, Qatar
Ramy Eskander, Columbia University, USA
Aly Fahmy, Cairo University, Egypt
Ali Farghaly, Monterey Peninsula College, USA
Nada Ghneim, Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology, Syria
Nizar Habash, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE
Bassam Haddad, University of Petra, Jordan
Hazem Hajj, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Salwa Hamada, Cairo University, Egypt
Mustafa Jarrar, Bir Zeit University, Palestine
Shahram Khadivi, Tehran Polytechnic, Iran
Mohamed Maamouri, Linguistic Data Consortium, USA
Walid Magdy, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Azzeddine Mazroui, University Mohamed I, Morocco
Emad Mohamed, Suez Canal University, Egypt
Ghassan Mourad, Université Libanaise, Lebanon
Hamdy Mubarak, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Preslav Nakov, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Alexis Nasr, University of Marseille, France
Abdelsalam Nwesri, University of Tripoli, Libya
Kemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar, Qatar
Ahmed Rafea, The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Owen Rambow, Columbia University, USA
Khaled Shaalan, The British University in Dubai, UAE
Khaled Shaban, Qatar University, Qatar
Otakar Smrž, Džám-e Džam Language Institute, Czech Republic
Nadi Tomeh, University Paris 13, France
Stephan Vogel, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Samantha Wray, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar
Wajdi Zaghouani, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Taha Zerrouki, University of Bouira, Algeria
Imed Zitouni, Microsoft Research, USA