Call for papers for a special issue on Arabic Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition Using Deep and Machine Learning Approaches
MOTIVATION: Due to the successful organization and excellent feedback obtained during the special issue on Arabic Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition: A Study of Algorithms, Resources, Tools, Techniques, and Commercial Applications, which was hosted by the International Journal of Speech Technology in its special issue Volume 19, Issue 2, June 2016, we would like to extend this initiative and propose a new special issue on Arabic Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition Using Deep and Machine Learning Approaches. This special issue is in accordance to the United Nations (UN) celebration of The World Arabic Language Day with a theme on "Arabic language and Artificial Intelligence (AI)" this year (2019 to 2020), which was held at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 18 December 2019. In addition, we conducted various other special sessions and keynote speeches on Arabic Natural Language Processing and Speech Processing in conjunction with international conferences worldwide during the past ten years.
AIMS AND SCOPE: We invite submissions for this special issue on Arabic Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition Using Deep and Machine Learning Approaches, as part of the International Journal of Speech Technology (IJST). The focus of this special issue is to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art utilization of deep and machine learning approaches into Arabic language NLP and speech processing, explore new directions and emerging trends, exchange information regarding Arabic language processing and their applications, and evaluate methodologies, tools, ongoing and planned activities. We therefore welcome submissions on a range of topics of interest, including but not limited to: • NLP and Speech Processing for The Holy Qur'ān, Its Narrations, and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). • Arabic NLP and Speech Processing for COVID-19 Pandemic. • Arabic NLP and Speech Processing in Medical, Financial, and Other Domains. • Creation and Preparation of Arabic Language Resources, Corpora (Spoken, Written, Etc), and Tools, and Their Evaluation. • Methodologies and Tools for Annotating Arabic NLP Resources. • Issues in, and Evaluation of, Morphological Analysers, PoS Taggers, and Parsers. • Issues in, and Evaluation of, Machine Translation. • Text Mining, Stylometry, and Authorship Attribution. • Corpus Query Languages and Tools. • Dictionaries, Thesauri, WordNet, Ontologies, and Knowledge Representation. • Text Analytics for Religious Text • Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining. • Mining of the Web and the Online Social Networks. • Word Sense Disambiguation • Machine Translation • Information Retrieval and Extraction. • Text Paraphrasing and Summarization. • Text Categorization and Text Clustering. • Question Answering. • Voice and Text based Conversational Agents and Dialogs. • Hate Speech Detection and Analysis. • Rumors Detection and Analysis. • Arabic Speech Recognition and Understanding. • Arabic Speech Disorders. • Arabic Sign Language. • Automatic Speech Recognition of Dialectal Arabic. • Arabic Acoustic and Language Models. • Arabic Phonetic Dictionaries and Transcriptions. • Arabic Speech Synthesis. • Emotion Recognition using Arabic Speech and/or Multimodal Biometrics. • Speaker Recognition and Verification using Arabic Speech
and/or Multimodal Biometrics. • Arabic Speech Paralinguistic.
PAPER SUBMISSION: This special issue solicits original, unpublished, and high-quality research papers. The authors are invited to submit their contributions formatted as IJST standards. All submitted papers will be refereed by at least three reviewers for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. All accepted papers will be published in the IJST volumes. Authors are kindly required to follow the IJST submission procedures with an e-mail notification to the special issue guest editor (m.abushariah at ju.edu.jo and m.abushariah at gmail.com) including the paper ID and the paper title.
IMPORTANT DATES: • Submission of Full Papers: 1 July 2021 • Notification of Decision: 31 August 2021 • Deadline of Revised Versions: 30 September 2021 • Final Decision: 31 October 2021 • Special Issue Publication Date: December 2021
GUEST EDITOR: Dr. Mohammad A. M. Abushariah Department of Computer Information Systems, King Abdullah II School of Information Technology, The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan.
GUEST CO-EDITORS: Dr. Amy Neustein Dr. Bassam H. Hammo Dr. Majdi S. Sawalha Dr. Assal A. M. Alqudah Dr. Riyadh Alluhaibi Dr. Hassan Satori -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 5600 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20210607/0d394acc/attachment.txt>