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, corpus, 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.
Shared Task Associated with the workshop will be a shared task on Arabic dialect identification: MADAR Shared Task: Arabic Fine-Grained Dialect Identification
Important Dates April 26, 2019: Workshop Paper Due Date May 24, 2019: Notification of Acceptance June 3, 2019: Camera-ready papers due August 1-2, 2019: Workshop Dates
Submission Details Submissions are expected to be up to 8 pages long plus any number of pages for references. Final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account. Submissions will be done via softconf (link TBA).
WANLP 2019 Organizing Committee General Chair: Wassim El Hajj Ex-General Chair Advisor: Nizar Habash Program Chairs: Lamia Hadrich Belguith, Fethi Bougares, Walid Magdy and Imed Zitouni Publication Chairs: Mahmoud Hajj and Nadi Tomeh Publicity Chairs: Wajdi Zaghouani Shared Tasks: Nizar Habash, Houda Bouamor, Sabit Hasan
Advisory Committee: Hend Al-Khalifa, Houda Bouamor, Fethi Bougares, Kareem Darwish, Mona Diab, Mahmoud El-Hajj, Wassim El-Hajj, Nizar Habash, Nadi Tomeh, and Wajdi Zaghouani.
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