CFP: * Deadline Extension * Arabic NLP Workshop / Shared Task – Collocated with ACL 2019 *

The 4th Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop (WANLP 2019) will take place on August 1, 2019 in Florence, Italy. The workshop is collocated with ACL 2019.
We invite submissions on topics that include, but are not limited to, the following:

– Basic core technologies: morphological analysis, disambiguation, tokenization, POS tagging, named entity detection, chunking, parsing, semantic role labeling, sentiment analysis, Arabic dialect modeling, etc.

– Applications: machine translation, speech recognition, speech synthesis, optical character recognition, pedagogy, assistive technologies, social media, etc.

– Resources: dictionaries, annotated data, corpus, etc.

Submissions may include work in progress as well as finished work. Submissions must have a clear focus on specific issues pertaining to the Arabic language whether it is standard Arabic, dialectal, or mixed. Papers on other languages sharing problems faced by Arabic NLP researchers such as Semitic languages or languages using Arabic script are welcome. Additionally, papers on efforts using Arabic resources but targeting other languages are also welcome. Descriptions of commercial systems are welcome, but authors should be willing to discuss the details of their work.

Shared Task

Associated with the workshop will be a shared task on Arabic dialect identification: MADAR Shared Task: Arabic Fine-Grained Dialect Identification

Important Dates

May 3, 2019: Workshop Paper Due Date

May 24, 2019: Notification of Acceptance

June 3, 2019: Camera-ready papers due

August 1, 2019: Workshop Dates

Submission Details

Submissions are expected to be up to 8 pages long plus any number of pages for references. Final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account. Submissions will be done via softconf.

Submission Link: https://www.softconf.com/acl2019/arabicnlp

WANLP 2019 Organizing Committee

General Chair: Wassim El Hajj

Ex-General Chair Advisor: Nizar Habash

Program Chairs: Lamia Hadrich Belguith, Fethi Bougares, Walid Magdy and Imed Zitouni

Publication Chairs: Mahmoud Hajj and Nadi Tomeh

Publicity Chairs: Wajdi Zaghouani

Shared Tasks: Nizar Habash, Houda Bouamor, Sabit Hasan

Advisory Committee: Hend Al-Khalifa, Houda Bouamor, Fethi Bougares, Kareem Darwish, Mona Diab, Mahmoud El-Hajj, Wassim El-Hajj, Nizar Habash, Nadi Tomeh, and Wajdi Zaghouani.

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Wajdi Zaghouani, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

P.O. Box 34110 | Education City | Doha, Qatar
tel: +974 4454 5601 | mob: +974 33454992

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