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The First International Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing 2017

Call for papers:

Arabic is one of the fastest growing languages on the Internet in terms of both content and speakers. Due to the commercial and strategic importance of the Arabic language, the past few decades have seen a significant rise in the interest in the field of Arabic Natural Language Processing (ANLP). This is evident in the number of conferences, conference tracks, workshops, special issues of journals dedicated to ANLP or issues related to ANLP. Another indication of this growing interest is the surge of papers, books, and other forms of publications related to ANLP. Realizing the importance of fostering the development of ANLP, IP&M has dedicated a special issue to this important field. Researchers are invited to submit their best work to this special issue.

       The topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Morphological analysis.
  • Tokenization, segmentation, chunking, parsing, etc.
  • Part-of-speech tagging.
  • Stemming.
  • Information retrieval and extraction.
  • Text mining.
  • Big data analytics.
  • ANLP interoperability.
  • Social media analysis.
  • Named Entity Recognition.
  • Word Sense Disambiguation.
  • Keyword extraction.
  • Text summarization and compression.
  • Authorship analysis.
  • Event extraction.
  • Semantic role labeling.
  • Sentiment analysis and opinion mining.
  • Topic modelling.
  • Language and dialect modeling.
  • Automatic machine translation.
  • Speech recognition.
  • Speech synthesis
  • Speaker identification.
  • Acoustic modelling.
  • Phonetic dictionaries
  • Optical character recognition.
  • Pedagogy.
  • Assistive technologies.
  • ANLP (annotated) resources such as dictionaries, thesauri, lexicons, ontologies, datasets, etc.
  • Commercial applications of ANLP.

Submissions must address issues related to the processing of Arabic data in any of its versions (classic, Quranic, modern standard, dialectal, etc.) and any of its formats (text, audio, multimodality, etc.). Authors must consider reproducibility issues. I.e., they must provide enough details about their work such that other researchers are able to repeat their experiments and reproduce the same results. This is of special importance for both work-in-progress and commercial applications.

Important Dates:
• Paper Submission Due Date: July 1, 2017
• Notification to authors: August 1, 2017
• Camera-ready papers due: August 15, 2017


Workshop Chairs:

Prof. Ashraf Elnagar

Department of Computer Science,

College of Sciences

University of Sharjah, UAE


Dr.Mahmoud Al-Ayyoub

Department of Computer Science,

Jordan University of Science and Technology




Registration Is Open And Abstract Submission 10/05/2018
Abstract submission due date 30/06/2018
Notification of Abstract acceptance 15/07/2018
Early registration closed 31/07/2018
Start of FISICPAC conference 11/11/2018
End of FISICPAC conference 13/11/2018