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

Wajdi Zaghouani wajdiz at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 12:04:23 CET 2015


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The Second Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing Including Shared Task on Automatic Arabic Error Correction (WANLP 2015)

Collocated with ACL-IJCNLP 2015, Beijing, China

For more information please visit: http://www.arabic-nlp.net/wanlp/


11 January 2015: First Call for Workshop Papers 19 February 2015: Second 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

For Shared Task important dates, see below.


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).


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.

Similar to the 2014 competition, the task relies on resources created under the Qatar Arabic Language Bank (QALB) project. In addition to the correction of Arabic native text (news comments), the 2015 shared task will include an additional correction of non-native texts.

In order to participate, you need to use this link to register and receive the training data. Also you need to subscribe to the QALB discussion group to receive the shared task notifications.

Participants are expected to also submit a short system description paper (4 pages + 2 for references).

The shared task will use the following calendar:

February 15: Release of the initial training data April 1: Final Release of the training data April 30: Registration deadline May 16: Test set available May 24: Systems' outputs collected May 31: System description paper deadline June 1: Shared task results and answers keys to be announced June 7: Shared task paper notification June 21: Camera ready deadline for the system description paper July 30: ACL 2015 Workshop in Beijing


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), Ask.com 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 TBA

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