Track 5

Track 5: Natural Language Processing and Applications

Track 5 Chairs

• Ali Jaoua, Qatar University
• Houda Bou Amor, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
• Chiraz Zribi, University of Manouba, Tunisia

Natural language processing is one of the most challenging research areas. Most of the applications and online systems require more and more natural communication and utilization of multilingual platforms. The trend is indeed to go towards more intelligent systems and environments which make day-to-day activities and interactions as natural and convenient to a human user in his/her own language.
The aim of the Natural Language Processing track is to bring together researchers from the academia and the industry to share their latest developments in the area, be this to the theory, design, implementation or applications.
Authors are invited to submit original contributions.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Morphological analysis, Segmentation Tagging
Grammars, Syntax and Parsing, Chunking
Natural Language Generation
Semantics, Semantic analysis
Word sense disambiguation
Co-reference resolution,
Information Extraction, Named entity recognition
Information Retrieval
Question answering
Text classification, Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining
Text Mining
NLP for Web and Social Media
Language and Vision
Text Summarization
Machine Translation and Multilingualism
Applications of NLP technology
Deployment of NLP-based applications

PC Members
• Ali  Jaoua , Qatar University, Qatar
• Hedi Karray, INP-ENIT, France
• Chafik Aloulou, Université de Sfax, Tunisia
• Hamdy Mubarak, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation, Qatar
• Ahmed Abdelali, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar Foundation, Qatar
• Ayah Zirikly, George Washington University, USA
• Wajdi Zaghouani, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar  
• Anja Habacha Chaibi, RIADI/ENSI, Tunisia,
• Mounir Zrigui, Université de Monastir, Tunisia
• Haifa Zargayouna, Université Paris 13, France
• Chiraz Zribi, University of Manouba, Tunisia
• Ferihane  Kboubi, RIADI Lab – ENSI, Tunisia
• Dena Al Thani, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar  
• Tamer Elsayed, Qatar University, Qatar   
• Fethi Bougares, LIUM, France  
• Taha Zerrouki, ESI, Algeria
• Nadia  Kabachi, Université de Lyon, France  
• Ben Hamadou Abdelmajid, ISIMSF, Tunisia
• Fakhreddine  Karray, University of Waterloo, Canada
• Chiraz Latiri, University of Tunis, Tunisia
• Nasredine Semmar, CEA Saclay Nano-INNOV, France
• Jihad Jaam, Qatar University, Qatar
• Mustafa Jarrar, University at Buffalo, USA
• Mohammad Salameh, Univeristy Alberta, Canada
• Sadok Benyahia, University Al-Manar, Tunisia
• Isabelle  Tellier, University Sorbonne Nouvelle -Paris3, France
• Abdelaziz Bouras, Qatar University, Qatar  
• Fériel  Ben Fraj, Laboratoire RIADI ENSI, Tunisia
• Haithem Afli, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University, Irland
• Nicolas Hernandez, University of Nantes, France  
• Kais Haddar, Univeristy of Sfax   
• Nasser Zalmout, Imperial College London, UK
• Yannick Parmentier, LIFO - Universite d'Orleans, France