IMPORTANT UPDATE: Please note that the workshop has been postponed to 12th December and the submission deadline is now extended, in accordance with COLING 2020 being postponed.
*Important Dates (Updated)*
- Sept 1, 2020: Workshop Paper Due Date
- Oct 1, 2020: Notification of Acceptance
- Oct 20, 2020: Camera-ready Papers Due
- Dec 12: Workshop Date
==== Call for Papers ====
The 5th Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop/Shared Task (WANLP-5 2020 <https://sites.google.com/view/wanlp-2020>) will be a full day event taking place on December 12, 2020 in Barcelona, Spain. The workshop is collocated with COLING 2020 <https://coling2020.org/>.
Workshop URL: *https://sites.google.com/view/wanlp-2020 <https://sites.google.com/view/wanlp-2020>*
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.
Associated with the workshop will be a shared task on Arabic dialect identification <https://sites.google.com/view/nadi-shared-task>. This shared task targets province-level dialects, and as such will be the first to focus on naturally-occurring fine-grained dialect at the sub-country level.
Shared Task URL: https://sites.google.com/view/nadi-shared-task
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.
*Submission Link*: https://www.softconf.com/coling2020/WANLP2020/
*WANLP 2019 Organizing Committee*
*General Chair:* Imed Zitouni
*Ex-General Chair Advisor:* Wassim El Hajj
*Program Chairs:* Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Houda Bouamor, Fethi Bougares, Mahmoud El-Haj
*Publication Chair:* Nadi Tomeh
*Publicity Chair:* Wajdi Zaghouani
*Shared Tasks:* Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Chiyu Zhang, Nizar Habash and Houda Bouamor
*Advisory Committee:* Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Ahmed Ali, Hend Alkhalifa, Houda Bouamor, Fethi Bougares, Khalid Choukri, Kareem Darwish, Mona Diab, Mahmoud El-Haj, Samhaa El-Beltagy, Wassim El Hajj, Nizar Habash, Lamia Hadrich Belguith, Hazem Hajj, Walid Magdy, Khaled Shaalan, Kamel Smaili, Nadi Tomeh, Wajdi Zaghouani, Imed Zitouni
For questions or comments regarding WANLP-5 you may contact Wajdi Zaghouani: wzaghouani at hbku.edu.qa
*Wajdi Zaghouani, Ph.D.*
*Assistant Professor* College of Humanities and Social Sciences
P.O. Box 34110 | Education City | Doha, Qatar tel: +974 4454 5601 | mob: +974 33454992
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