Arabic Language Resources (LR) and Evaluation: Status and Prospects

The workshop Preliminary Program at glance

Morning Session

9:00-9:30

Introduction to the workshop

Program Committee:

Khalid Choukri
Joseph Dichy
Steven Krauwer
Mustafa Yaseen

09:30-09:50 Challenges in Arabic speech processing
Ossama Emam

09:50-10:10 OrienTel Arabic speech resources for the IT market
Rainer Sigmund

10:10-10:30 Speech Synthesis for Arabic
Abdelhak MOURADI

10:30-11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00-11:20 Challenges in Arabic NLP
Achraf Chalabi

11:20-11:50 Arabic lexica in a multilingual context
Joseph Dichy

11:50-12:10 Information retrieval in Arabic, crosslanguage information retrieval and question-answering
Malek Boualem

12:10-14:00 LUNCH BREAK

Afternoon Session

14:00-14:20 The Semi-automatic Tagging of Arabic Corpora
Mark Van Mol

14:20-14:40 Data Set for Designing and Testing an Arabic Stemmer
Ibrahim A. Al-Kharashi

14:40-15:00 Arabic Character Recognition using Approximate Stroke Sequence
Mohammed Zeki Khedher

15:00-15:20 Logical aspects of unification based-Arabic Semantic construction
Bassam Haddad, Mustafa Yaseen, Mudhafar Al-Jarrah

15:20-15:40 A Prototype English-to-Arabic Interlingua-based MT system
Abdelhadi Soudi, Violetta Cavalli-Sforza and Abderrahim Jamari

15:40-16:00 Computational Functional Evaluation of Translations of Arabic Classical LR
Mahmud Shokrollahifar

16:00-16:30 COFFEE BREAK

16:30-16:50 Evaluating Arabic Retrieval from English or French Queries: The TREC-2001 Cross-Language Information Retrieval Track
Douglas W. Oard, Fredric C. Gey, and Bonnie J. Dorr

16:50-17:10 Arabic Document Topic Analysis
Thorsten Brants, Francine Chen, Ayman Farahat

17:10-17:30 Arabic Intelligent Retrieval System For Legal Database ( AIRS LD)
El Achkar Mona, RAMMAL Mahmoud, NABHAN Philipe

17:30-18:30 Program Committee and All participants Panel discussion