[Elsnet-list] AMTA-2012 Workshop: Fourth Workshop on Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages (CAASL4)

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                     AMTA-2012 Workshop:

   Fourth Workshop on Computational Approaches
     to Arabic Script-based Languages (CAASL4)

Call for Papers:

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 Chair: Ali Farghaly
Program Chair: Farhard Oroumchian

Workshop Dates and Deadlines

    - The workshop will be held on Thursday  November 1st, 2012 from 9 
to 5.
    - Papers submission deadline:  August 1st, 2012
    - Author notification: August 15, 2012
    - Camera Ready submissions due:  September 7, 2012
    - Website for submission: https://www.softconf.com/amta2012/CAASL4/
    - Contact Information: alifarghaly at yahoo.com

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Papers should present original, previously unpublished or under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
Karine Megerdoomian             MITRE, 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, 

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