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Expert profile: Dr. Ahmed Yamani

[ ID = 0252 ] Dr. Ahmed Yamani 
Name Yamani, Dr. Ahmed
Job Title IT Advisor & Director  
Organisation STC 
Address P. O. Box 286376 
Postal Code 11323 
City Riyadh 
Country Saudi Arabia 
Phone + (+) 966 1 4431 443
Fax + (+) 966 1 443 2083
Mobile + (+) 966 5044 10 373
Email ayamani_(on)_stc.com.sa [@ replaced for spam protection]
Organisation URL  
Personal URL  
Membership ITU, SCS, BCS. 
LanguagesEnglish
Specialism Ambiguity
Application Software Development
Arabic Natural Language Processing
Billing Support Systems
Biomechanical modeling
Business Application of Speech Technology
Communication
Computation
Computational Lexicography
Computational Linguistics
Computational Morphology
Computer Assisted Language Learning
Computer Telephony Integration
Corpora and Dialogue Annotations
Corpus Linguistics
Development and Implementation of Speech Technology Applications
Dialogue
Dialogue Design
Dialogue Management
Dialogue Modelling
Dialogue System Evaluation
Dialogue systems
e-Business
Financial application
Functional Languages in Language Processing
General linguistics
Grammar
Information Retrieval
Information Services by Telephone using Speech Technologies
Internet
Knowledge Management
Knowledge-based Speech Recognition
Language Learning
Language Processing
Language Translation
Large speech corpora
Lexical and Terminological Databases
Lexical Semantics
Linguistics
Logic
Machine Learning
Machine Translation
Mathematical Linguistics
Morphological Analysis and Synthesis (Generation)
Morphology
Multilingual Authoring
Multilingual Speech Recognition
Natural Language Processing
Natural Language Semantics
Parsing
Pattern Recognition and Statistical Data Analysis
Pragmatics
Project Management
Question-Answering
Recognition Technologies
Robust Parsing and Understanding
Robust Semantic Processing
Search Engines
Search Strategies
Semantic Interpretation
Semantics
Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
Software in E Commerce
Speech Analysis
Speech Applications
Syntax
System Integration
Technology
Technology Implementation
Telecommunications
Telephony
Training
VoIP
Web Applications
Wireless Communications Applications 
PhotographDescription or CV
Description: Natural Language processing Interface to Database.
 Interfaces
 Curriculum Vitae
 Personal Details
 :
 Name: Dr. Ahmed Yamani
 Address:
 P.O. Box: 286376,
 Riyadh, 11323,
 Saudi Arabia
 Tel:+ 966 1 443 1443 (Office Direct)
 + 966 1 455 4462 (Home)
 GSM:+ 966 5044 10 373
 E-Mail: ayamani@stc.com.sa
 Qualifications:
 + Ph.D. in Computer Science in the field of Artificial Intelligence
 and its Applications towards Intelligent Systems. University of
 Greenwich, England. March 1998 (Saudi Embassy Scholarship).
 + MPhil. Master of Philosophy in Computer Science and Artificial
 Intelligence, direct transferred to Ph.D. University of Greenwich,
 London; transfer thesis has been completed in Nov. 1995. (Saudi
 Embassy Scholarship).
 + Postgraduate in Computer Science in Intelligent Knowledge Based
 Systems. University of Essex, England, 1988. (Saudi Embassy
 Scholarship).
 + B.Sc. in Computer Science, London International College, London,
 1986. (Saudi Embassy Scholarship).
 Employment / Career History:
 + Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) (Nov. 1998 - to Date)
 Positions Held
 :
 + Advisor to the Vice President for System Integration and Strategic
 Planning
 + Head of the Integration & Interface Department
 + Chairman of the Integration & Interface Committee
 + AppTek (Application Technology) 1420 Beverly Road, Suite 350,
 McLean, VA. 22101, USA. (April 1997 - November 1999)
 Position Held
 :
 + Consultant and Software Developer.
 + Universities / Colleges Teaching Positions in the field of
 Computer Science.
 Positions Held:
 + University of Essex, Essex England, Department of Computer Science
 (1987 - 1988).
 + Tottenham College of Technology, London, Dept. of Computer Science
 (1989 - 1990).
 + University of Greenwich, London, School of Computing and
 Mathematical Sciences (1993 to 1997).
 + Ministry of Defence, Computer Department, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia.
 (1978-1989).
 Positions Held
 :
 + Computer Operation Supervisor.
 + Computer Operation Manager.
 + Senior System Analyst. (Between 1986 -1989 only).
 + E. A. Juffali & Brothers, Riyadh - Saudi Arabia. (1973 - 1978).
 Positions Held
 :
 + Computer Operation Supervisor.
 + Computer Operation Manager.
 Publications:
 + Yamani A. and Al-Zobaidie A., Long-Distance Dependencies and
 Coordination Phenomena in Arabic Interrogatives: An LFG Treatment,
 The Second International Conference on Artificial Intelligence,
 1994.
 + Yamani A. and Al-Zobaidie A., Semantic Structures for Arabic
 Interrogatives and Coordinated Arabic Interrogatives: An LFG
 Treatment, The Second International Conference on Artificial
 Intelligence, 1994.
 + Yamani A, Al-Khonaizi M, Al-Zobaidie A. and Al-A'ali,
 Understanding Declaratives and Interrogatives of Arabic text: A
 Computational Linguistic Approach, The Second Symposium of the
 Arabization of Computers, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi
 Arabia, March 1994.
 + Al-Zobaidie A., Al-Khonaizi M., Yamani A., al-A'ali M, Common
 Sense Knowledge Representation for Natural Language Processing: An
 LFG approach, in Processing Arabic Journal, Report 8, Nijmegen
 1995, Ditters E. (Ed.), Institute for the Languages & Cultures of
 the Middle East, -Nijmegen University Holland, ISSN 0921-9145, Pp
 47-78.
 + Yamani A. and Al-Zobaidie A., Computational Linguistics Approach
 to Question-Answering System for Arabic. In the 5th International
 Conference and Exhibition on Multi-lingual Computing, ICEMCO-96,
 Cambridge University, April 1996.
 + Al-Khonaizi M., Yamani A., Al-Zobaidie A. and al-A'ali M. A New
 Declaratives & Interrogatives Approach to Natural Arabic Text: A
 Computational Linguistics Approach. In the 5th International
 Conference and Exhibition on Multi-lingual Computing, ICEMCO-96,
 Cambridge University, April 1996.
 + Yamani A. and Al-Zobaidie A., Natural Language Understanding for
 Question Answering System. In the Fourth IEEE International
 Conference Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, ICECS 1997.
 + Yamani A. and Al-Zobaidie A., Interrogative Common-sense Domain
 Knowledge for Enhancing the Intelligence of Question - Answering
 System. The 6th International Conference and Exhibition on
 Multi-lingual Computing, ICEMCO-98, Cambridge University, April
 1998.
 + Yamani A. & Al-Zobaidie A., Towards an Interrogative Language for
 the Constituents of Arabic Text Retrieval. In Processing Arabic
 Journal, Report 9, Nijmegen 1998, Ditters E. (Ed.), Institute for
 the Languages & Cultures of the Middle East, -Nijmegen University
 Holland.
 + Yamani A., Al-Zobaidie A., and Ibrahim M., Open Architecture for
 Natural Language Distributed Systems. In the 9^th International
 Conference & Workshop on Database & Expert Systems Applications
 (DEXA-98). Vienna Austria. August 1998.
 + Yamani A., & Al-Zobaidie A., An Active Object-Oriented Approach
 for Human Information System Retrieval. The 5th International
 Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis
 (ISAS'99). Orlando, Fl. USA. August 1999.
 + Yamani A., & Al-Zobaidie A., An Active Object-Oriented Approach
 for Natural Language Information Retrieval. Arabic Translation and
 Localisation Symposium (ATLAS-99). 1999 Tunis, Tunisia.
 Research Interests:
 + Artificial Intelligence Techniques and its Applications towards
 Natural Language Processing.
 + Natural Language Processing and its Applications towards Arabic /
 English Applications.
 + DataBase, Natural Language Interface, Question - Answering System,
 and Expert Systems.
 + Intelligence Systems & its telecommunication, business, & finance
 applications.
 Computer Projects:
 + Library Info-Master Database Management System (Pascal 1985).
 + Administrative System (COBOL 1984).
 + Critical Path Analysis (Pascal 1986).
 + Administrative Form Systems (COBOL 1986).
 + Graphics for Expert Systems (Prolog 1987).
 + Chart parser for English and Arabic Sentences (Prolog 1987).
 + Planner for Artificial Intelligence (Prolog 1987).
 + Intelligent Question - Answering System for Arabic & English
 (ProTalk - Kappa Expert System Tools 1995 - 1996).
 + Integrated Customer Management System (ICMS) DB2.
 + Business Support System, Finance Management System, (Oracle SQL
 1999).
 Consultancy Activities:
 Consultancy for the following Organisations:
 + Lloyd's Systems (UK) Ltd., London, Consultant in Software
 Developments and System Implementation. (1994 to Date).
 + The Saudi Arabian Embassy, London, Computer Department -
 Consultant in Software Developments and System Implementation.
 (1990 to Date).
 + AppTek (Application Technology), 1420 Beverly Road, Suite 350,
 McLean, VA 22101, USA. (1998 to Date).
 Membership of Professional Bodies:
 + Member of the British Computer Society (BCS).
 + Member of the Saudi Computer Society (SCS).
 Guest speaker at:
 + The Second International Conference on Language and Information
 Technology, 1993, Casablanca, Morocco.
 + King Saud University, College of Computer & Information Sciences,
 March 1994, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
 + King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, The Research
 Institutes, Oct. 1993, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
 + Westminster University - London, (then The Polytechnic of Central
 London), Department of Computer Science, Dec. 1991, London,
 England.
 + Greenwich University, School of Computing and Mathematical
 Sciences, Feb. 1996, London, England.
 + Bahrain University, Department of Computer Science, April 1995,
 Bahrain.
 + Cambridge University, Multi-lingual Computing Conference,
 ICEMCO-94, April 1994, Cambridge, England.
 + Cambridge University, Multi-lingual Computing Conference,
 ICEMCO-96, April 1996, Cambridge, England.
 + Cambridge University, Multi-lingual Computing Conference,
 ICEMCO-98, April 1998, Cambridge, England.
 + AppTek (Application Technology), 1420 Beverly Road, Suite 350,
 McLean, VA 22101, USA. (1998).
 + Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC), The Steering Committee,
 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1998 & 1999.
 References:
 (1)
 Professor Brian Knight, (Research Director, CMS School).
 University of Greenwich, School of Computing and Mathematical
 Sciences, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PF England.
 Tel: (+) 44 (0) 181 316 8664 - Fax: (+) 44 (0) 181 316 8665
 (2)
 Dr. A. Al-Zobaidie, (Senior Lecturer).
 University of Greenwich, School of Computing and Mathematical
 Sciences, Wellington Street, London SE18 6PF England.
 Tel: (+) 44 (0) 181 316 8530 - Fax: (+) 44 (0) 181 316 8665
 (3)
 Dr. Khamis A. Nahdi (Senior Researcher, Institute of Research).
 King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), P. O. Box 427,
 Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.
 Tel: (03) 860 3735


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