[Corpora-List] Deadline Extension and Final Call - EACL 2017 Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing (WANLP-2017)

Wajdi Zaghouani wajdiz at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 15:52:40 CET 2017

Dear all, due to several requests, we extend the submission deadline to January 28 2017 (Midnight PST).

Regards, Workshop Organizers



Apologies for multiple postings. Please distribute to colleagues

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 28, 2017 (Midnight PST): Workshop Paper Due Date (Deadline Extended)

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...

Invited Speaker

The workshop will feature a keynote talk by Stephan Vogel from Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).

Workshop Organizers

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

Ahmed Abdelali, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar

Nora Al-Twairesh, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Areeb Alowsiheq, Imam University, KSA

Salha Alzahrani, Taif University, Saudi Arabia

Almoataz B. Al-Said, Cairo University, Egypt

Alberto Barrón-Cedeño, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar

Fethi Bougares, Le Mans University, France

Tim Buckwalter, University of Maryland, USA

Violetta Cavalli-Sforza, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

Abeer Dayel, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Tamer Elsayed, Qatar University, Qatar

Ossama Emam, IBM, USA

Ramy Eskander, Columbia University, USA

Nizar Habash, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE

Bassam Haddad, University of Petra, Jordan

Hazem Hajj, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Maha Jarallah Althobaiti, Taif University, Saudi Arabia

Azzeddine Mazroui, University Mohamed I, Morocco

Karine Megerdoomian, The MITRE Corporation, USA

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

Kemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar, Qatar

Eshrag Refaee, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia

Hassan Sawaf, eBay Inc., 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

Wajdi Zaghouani, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar

Imed Zitouni, Microsoft Research, USA

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