[Corpora-List] First Call - ACL 2015 Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing and the Shared Task on Automatic Arabic Error Correction

Wajdi Zaghouani wajdiz at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 18:19:37 CET 2014

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​​​First​ Call for Papers ​in ACL 2015 Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing Including Shared Task on Automatic Arabic Error Correction

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*Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing* *​**(**WANLP 2015**​**)**​* *​​*

*Including a Shared Task on Automatic Arabic Error Correction*

*Collocated with ACL-IJCNLP 2015, Beijing, China *


11 January 2015: First Call for Workshop Papers

14 May 2015: Workshop Paper Due Date

4 June 2015: Notification of Acceptance

21 June 2015: Camera-ready papers due

30 July 2015: Workshop Dates

Workshop Website: http://www.arabic-nlp.net/wanlp

Shared Task Website: TBA


*WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION * 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. This workshop follows in the footsteps of previous efforts to provide a forum for researchers to share and discuss their ongoing work.

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, specialized databases 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. Descriptions of commercial systems are welcome, but authors should be willing to discuss the details of their work. Submissions are expected to be 8 pages long plus 2 pages for references. Associated with the workshop will be a shared task on Arabic text error correction (details below).


*SHARED TASK * Following the success of the First Shared Task on Automatic Arabic Error Correction in the Arabic NLP Workshop 2014 (WANLP-2014, EMNLP, Doha), we will conduct the Second Shared Task on Automatic Arabic Error Correction as part of WANLP-2015. We designed this task in the traditions of high profile shared tasks in natural language processing such as CONLL's grammar/error detection and correction shared tasks in 2011-2013 and numerous machine translation campaigns by NIST/WMT/MEDAR, among others. The task relies on resources created under the Qatar Arabic Language Bank (QALB) project (currently over 1M words of manually corrected Arabic text).

More details will be provided later.

Participants are expected to author a short paper (4 pages + 2 for references) describing their approach, resources and experiments. The paper needs to follow the standard format of ACL 2015 conference.



*Program Co-chairs *Nizar Habash, New York University Abu Dhabi Stephan Vogel, Qatar Computing Research Institute

Kareem Darwish, Qatar Computing Research Institute

*Publication Co-chairs *Nadi Tomeh, Paris 13 University Houda Bouamor, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

*Publicity Chair *Wajdi Zaghouani, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar

* Shared Task Committee* Alla Rozovskaya (co-chair), Columbia University

Behrang Mohit (co-chair), UC Berkley

Houda Bouamor, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Wajdi Zaghouani, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Ossama Obeid, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar Nizar Habash (advisor), New York University Abu Dhabi

*Program Committee*



*Wajdi Zaghouani*

*Research Associate*

Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, Education City

PO Box 24866, Doha, Qatar *Office*: CMU-Q 1210, *Phone*: (+974) 4454-8646

*Email*: wajdiz at qatar.cmu.edu

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