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Category:   E-Conf
Subject:   Arabic NLP Workshop at ACL/EACL
From:   Steven Krauwer
Email:   Steven.Krauwer_(on)_elsnet.org
Date received:   06 Jun 2001
Start date:   06 Jul 2001

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION ACL/EACL 2001 Workshop ARABIC Language Processing: Status and Prospects Toulouse, France, Friday 6 July 2001 Co-organized by: ELSNET NAPLUS WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES AND DESCRIPTION: The objective of the workshop is threefold. * First of all we want to bring together people who are actively involved in Arabic language and/or speech processing in a mono- or multilingual context, and give them an opportunity to report on completed and ongoing work as well as on the availability of products and core technologies. This should enable the participants to develop a common view on where we stand with respect to Arabic language processing. * Secondly, we want to identify problems of common interest, and possible mechanisms to move towards solutions, such as sharing of tools and resources, moving towards standards, sharing and dissemination of information and expertise, adoption of current best practices, setting up joint projects and technology transfer mechanisms, etc. * Third, we would like to enhance collaboration between the Arabic NLP community and the NLP community at large. WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 9:00-9:15 OPENING 9:15-9:45 Invited talk: Finite-State Morphological Analysis and Generation of Arabic at Xerox Research: Status and Plans in 2001 Kenneth R. Beesley 9:45-10:00 A major offshoot of the DIINAR-MBC project: AraParse,a morpho-syntactic analyzer of unvowelled Arabic texts Riadh Ouersighni 10:00-10:15 Arabic Morphology: A Categorial Approach Allan Ramsay and Hanady Mansur 10:15-10:30 On lemmatization in Arabic - a formal definition of the Arabic entries of multilingual lexical databases Joseph Dichy 10:30-10:45 BREAK 10:45-11:00 A Formal Grammar for the Description of Sentence Structure in Modern Standard Arabic Everhard Ditters 11:00-11:15 A modifiable structural editor of grammars for arabic processing Andre Jaccarini 11:15-11:30 Towards Understanding Arabic: A Logical Approach for Semantic Representation Bassam Haddad and Mustafa Yaseen 11:30-11:45 Dictionary Definitions and Corpus-Based Evidence in Modern Standard Arabic Salem Ghazali and Abdelfattah Braham 11:45-12:00 A Term Base Translator Over the Web Mustafa Yaseen, Bassam Haddad, Harris Papageorgiou, Stelios Piperidis, Mamoun Hattab, Nick Theophilopoulos and Steven Krauwer 12:00-13:30 BREAK 13:30-14:00 Invited Talk: Khalid Choukri (ELRA) 14:10-14:15 A Scientific Arabic Terms Data Base: Linguistic Approach for a Representation of Lexical and Terminological Features Xavier Lelubre 14:15-14:30 Assessment of a Significant Arabic Corpus Abduelbaset Goweder and Anne De Roeck 14:30-14:45 Difficulties facing Electronic publishing for Arabic Language Nadia Hegazi 14:45-15:00 Arabic/English Cross Language Information Retrieval Using a Bilingual Dictionary Ahmad Hasnah and Martha Evens 15:00-15:10 A Tool for Arabic Documents Indexing and Retrieval From a Web Virtual Library Lamia Labed Jilani and Hichem Haouala 15:10-15:20 The TREC-2001 Arabic Information Retrieval Eveluation Douglas W. Oard and Fredric C. Gey 15:20-15:30 Enhancement of a TTS System for Arabic Concatenative Synthesis by Introducing a Prosodic Model Safa Nasser Eldin, Hanna Abdel Nour and Abdenbi Rajouani 15:30-15:45 BREAK 15:45-16:00 Invited Talk : Erwin Valentini (EU) 16:00-16:10 A Formalization Tool for Comparing Syntax Structures in Written and Spoken MSA Corpora Sameh Al-Ansary 16:10-16:20 CLARA (Corpus Linguae Arabicae): An Overview Petr Zemanek 16:20-16:30 Towards the design of English-Arabic terminological and lexical knowledge base Sabri Elkatib and William J. Black 16:30-16:40 Turning Arabic Texts into Active Documents Manfred Stede and Gerhard Wedel 16:40-16:50 Computational Processing of Spoken North Israeli Arabic Rafi Talmon and Shuly Wintner 16:50-17:00 Statistical Classification Methods for Arabic News Articles Hassan Sawaf, Jorg Zaplo and Hermann Ney 17:00-17:10 Arabic-English NLP at CRL Remi Zajac, Ahmed Malki and Ahmed Abdelali 17:10-17:20 Sakhr Web-based Arabic-English MT engine Achraf Chalabi 17:20-17:30 Tokenizing an Arabic Script Language Siamak Rezaei 17:30-17:40 Brill's POS tagger and a Morphology parser for Arabic Andrew Freeman 17:40-17:50 A Computational Lexeme-Based Treatment of Arabic Morphology Abdelhadi Soudi, Violetta Cavalli-Sforza and Abderrahim Jamari 17:50-18:00 The Sarfiyya project: Results and perspectives in morphological parsing of arabic texts without using a lexicon Christian Gaubert 18:00-18:30 CONCLUSIONS PROGRAMME/ORGANISATION COMMITTEE: * Mustafa Yaseen, Amman University, Jordan (Co-chair, myaseen_(on)_cbj.gov.jo) * Joseph Dichy, Universite Lumiere-Lyon 2, France (Co-chair, dichy_(on)_univ-lyon2.fr) * Steven Krauwer, Utrecht University / ELSNET, The Netherlands (Contact person, steven.krauwer_(on)_elsnet.org) * Adnane Zribi, University of Tunis, Tunisia (adn_(on)_gnet.tn) * Salem Ghazali, IRSIT, Tunisia (ghazali_(on)_irsit.rnrt.tn) * Humoud Al-Sadoun, Ministry of Education, Kuwait (hbh_(on)_moe.edu.kw) * Jean Senellart, SYSTRAN, France (senellart_(on)_systran.fr) * Nadia Hegazy, ERI, Egypt (nhegazy_(on)_idsc.gov.eg) * Khalid Choukri, ELRA/ELDA, France (choukri_(on)_elda.fr) * Malek Boualem, FTRD/DMI/LAN, France (malek.boualem_(on)_rd.francetelecom.f r) * Everhard Ditters, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, (e.ditters_(on)_let.kun.nl) WORKSHOP REGISTRATION: For registration and other details, please visit the main site of the ACl/EACL 2001 conference: http://www.elsnet.org/acl2001 NB: It is NOT possible to register for the workshop only. Participants have to register (and pay) for the main conference as well. WORKSHOP URL: http://www.elsnet.org/acl2001-a rabic.html CONTACT INFO: Steven Krauwer email: steven.krauwer_(on)_elsnet.org ELSNET / UiL OTS www: http://www.elsnet.org Trans 10 phone: +31 30 253 6050 3512 JK Utrecht, NL fax: +31 30 253 6000 __________________________________________________________________________
 

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