Appel: Fourth Workshop on Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Wed Jun 20 18:29:16 UTC 2012

Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 02:02:57 -0400 (EDT)
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                           Fourth Workshop on
   Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages(CAASL4)

In conjunction with  The tenth biennial conference of the Association
for Machine Translation in the Americas 
(AMTA-2012)San Diego CA, USA
Thursday, November 1st, 2012

   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.
   Workshop Chairs Ali Farghaly
   Program Chair Farhard Oroumchian
   Workshop Dates and Deadlines 
 The workshop will be held on Thursday  November 1st, 2012    from 9 – 5. 
 Papers submission deadline:  August 1st, 2012
 Author notification: August 15, 2012
 Camera Ready submissions due:  September 1st, 2012
 Website for submission
 Contact Information: alifarghaly at
 Papers must be submitted in pdf. Papers should not exceed 8 pages
 including references and tables. and should follow the formatting
 guidelines at

 Papers should present original, previously unpublished or under
 consideration work.

  Papers will be anonymously reviewed by three members of the program

Organizing Committee
Ali Farghaly and Farhard Oroumchian
Tentative Program Committee 
Tim Buckwalter    University of Maryland, USA
Violetta Cavalli-Sforza  AlAkhawayn University, Moroccoa
Sherri Condon    MITRE, USA
Aly Fahmy     Cairo University
Mona Diab      Columbia University, USA
Joseph Dichy    Lyon University, France
Andrew Freeman    University of Washington, USA
Nizar Habash    Columbia University, USA
Lamia Hadrich Belguith   University of  Sfax, Tunisia  
Sarmad Hussain    CRULP, Pakistan 
Mohamed Maamouri   Linguistics Data Consortium, USA
Farhad Oroumchian   University of Wollongong in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jean Sennellart    SYSTRAN, France
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, Iran
Karim Bouzoubaa    Mohamed Vth Agdal University, Morocco
Abdelhadi Saudi    École Nationale de l'Industrie Minérale, Morocco

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