[Corpora-List] Deadline Extended: The 5th Workshop on Open-Source Arabic Corpora and Processing Tools (OSACT) with Shared Tasks on Quran QA and Fine-Grained Hate Speech Detection

Hend Al-Khalifa hend.alkhalifa at gmail.com
Sat Apr 9 16:09:43 CEST 2022


*CALL FOR PAPERS*: The 5th Workshop on Open-Source Arabic Corpora and Processing Tools (OSACT) with Shared Tasks on Quran QA and Fine-Grained Hate Speech Detection *Website*: https://osact-lrec.github.io/ *Place*: co-located with LREC 2022, Marseille, France *Date*: 20th June 2022 (Pre-conference workshop) *START submission site*: START Page <https://www.softconf.com/lrec2022/OSACT2022/>

*DESCRIPTION* Given the success of the first, second, third, and fourth workshops on Open-Source Arabic Corpora and Corpora Processing Tools (OSACT) in LREC 2014, LREC 2016, LREC 2018 and LREC 2020, the fifth workshop comes to encourage researchers and practitioners of Arabic language technologies, including computational linguistics (CL), natural language processing (NLP), and information retrieval (IR) to share and discuss their latest research efforts, corpora, and tools. The workshop will give a special emphasis on two shared tasks, namely: Quran QA and Fine-Grained Hate Speech Detection.

*Quran QA Shared Task - Answering Questions on the Holy Qur'an* For more information about Q&A for Quran shared task please visit this website <https://sites.google.com/view/quran-qa-2022>

*Fine-grained detection of hate speech on Arabic Twitter Shared Task* For more information about Fine-grained detection of hate speech on Arabic Twitter shared task please visit this website <https://sites.google.com/view/arabichate2022/home>

*Topics of interest* Language Resources: • Pre-trained Arabic language models and their applications. • Surveying and evaluating the design of available Arabic corpora, their associated and processing tools. • Availing new annotated corpora for NLP and IR applications such as named entity recognition, machine translation, sentiment analysis, text classification, and language learning. • Evaluating the use of crowdsourcing platforms for Arabic data annotation. • Open source Arabic processing toolkits.

Tools and Technologies: • Language education, e.g., L1 and L2. • Language modeling and pre-trained models. • Tokenization, normalization, word segmentation, morphological analysis, part-of-speech tagging, etc. • Sentiment analysis, dialect identification, and text classification • Dialect translation • Fake news detection • Web and social media search and analytics • Issues in the design, construction and use of Arabic LRs: text, speech, sign, gesture, image, in single or multimodal/multimedia data • Guidelines, standards, best practices and models for LRs interoperability • Methodologies and tools for LRs construction and annotation • Methodologies and tools for extraction and acquisition of knowledge • Ontologies, terminology and knowledge representation • LRs and Semantic Web (including Linked Data, Knowledge Graphs, etc.)

Issues in the design, construction and use of Arabic LRs: text, speech, sign, gesture, image, in single or multimodal/multimedia data

• Guidelines, standards, best practices and models for LRs interoperability • Methodologies and tools for LRs construction and annotation • Methodologies and tools for extraction and acquisition of knowledge • Ontologies, terminology and knowledge representation • LRs and Semantic Web (including Linked Data, Knowledge Graphs, etc.)

*Workshop Dates*

Submission due: April 10, 2022 *April 13 2022*

Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2022

Camera-ready papers due: May 25, 2022

Workshop date: June 20, 2022

*Shared Tasks Dates*

- *6 February 2022:* Train/dev set release

- *26-29 March 2022:* Runs submission (Test set available)

- *31 March 2022:* Announcing runs results

- *10 April 2022:* Shared-task paper submission deadline

- *1 May 2022:* Notification of acceptance

- *25 May 2022:* Camera ready submission of manuscripts

*Organizing Committee:* Hend Al-Khalifa, King Saud University, KSA Walid Magdy, University of Edinburgh, UK Tamer Elsayed, Qatar University, Qatar Hamdy Mubarak, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Kareem Darwish, AiXplain, inc. USA Abdulmohsen Al-Thubaity, KACST, KSA

*Contact* hend.alkhalifa[AT]gmail.com Please, write “OSACT5” in the subject of your e-mail.

For more information on the Shared Task on Quran Q&A, please write to telsayed[AT]qu.edu.qa writing “Quran Q&A Shared Task” in the subject of the e-mail.

For more information on the Shared Task on Fine-Grained Hate Speech Detection, please write to hmubarak[AT]hbku.edu.qa writing “Fine-Grained Hate Speech Detection Shared Task” in the subject of the e-mail.

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