Deadline Extension - Fourth Workshop on Computational Approches to Arabic Script-based Languages

Ali Farghaly alifarghaly at
Wed Jul 18 14:42:41 UTC 2012

Second Call for Papers and Deadline Extension
Fourth Workshop  On
Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages (CAASL4)
In conjunction with The tenth biennial conference of San Diego CA, USAThursday, November 1st, 2012
The Organizing Committee of the Fourth Workshop on Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages (CAASL4) invites proposals for presentations at CAASL4. 
 Workshop Description
Three years after CAASL3, this workshop provides an opportunity for developers and researchers in Academia, the industry, and government to present their work, exchange ideas, and demonstrate systems that focus on the challenging task of dealing with all aspects in natural language processing for languages that use the Arabic script. It also provides an opportunity to assess the progress that has been made since the third workshop in 2009.
Authors are invited to submit papers on completed original research and research in progress on any aspect of NLP for the Arabic Script-based languages.
Papers should relate directly or indirectly to the following themes:
Statistical and rule-based machine translation 
Translation Aids
Evaluation Methods and Techniques of machine translation systems
Localization and multilingual information retrieval systems 
Shallow and deep parsing
Data driven approaches
Entity extraction
Tokenization and segmentation
Name matching 
Speech synthesis and recognition
Text to speech systems 
Semantic analysis
Knowledge Bases
Information retrieval 
Semantic web and inferences
Topic Detection and text summarization
Invites Speaker
Dr. Hassan Sawaf, Chief Scientist, Saic
Title of Presentation 
"More than 20 years of Machine Translation of Arabic-Script Languages: Overview of the History of Diverse Challenges in Research and Deployment" 
Workshop Dates and submission deadlines 
The workshop will be held on Thursday November 1st, 2012 from 9 – 5. 
Papers submission deadline: August 8st, 2012
Author notification: August 22, 2012
Camera Ready submissions due: September 3rdth, 2012
Submission Guidelines To allow for blind reviewing, please do not include author names and affiliations within the paper and avoid obvious self-references.
Anonymous version to be uploaded at
Another copy with author information to be mailed to alifarghaly at 
Formatting Guidelines 
Format for original papers is the same as for regular AMTA
submissions: papers should not be longer than 8 pages, including references and tables. 
AMTA Style files (Latex and MS Word) are available here: should present original, previously unpublished or 
Papers will be anonymously reviewed by  
Organizing Committee
Ali Farghaly and Farhard OroumchianContact information for inquiries 
 Program Committee Tim Buckwalter             University of Maryland, USASherri Condon             MITRE, USA
Mona Diab                 Columbia University, USASarmad Hussain            Center for Language Engineering, Pakistan 
Farhad Oroumchian         University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Khaled Shaalan            The British University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ahmed Rafea               The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Imed Zitouni              IBM, USA
Azadeh Shakery            University of Tehran, IranThe British University in Dubai, UAEAshraf Elnagar            University of Sharja, UAE
Ali Mohammad Zareh Bidoki Yazd University. IranBehrouz Minaei Iran University of Science       
                          and Technolog, IranGholamreza Ghassem-Sani            Ashraf Elnagar           Zaher Al Aghbari          
Behrouz Minaei                     IranUniversityof Science and Technology 
 University of Sharja, UAEUniversity of Sharja, UAESharif University of Technology, IranAbdelhadi Saudi           École Nationale de    l'Industrie, Morocco
Emad Mohamed              Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar 
Saad Khaan                Rosetta Stone, USA
Mohamed Attia             alifarghaly at yahoo.comunder consideration work.three members of the program committee.
the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas 

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