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LINGUIST List 25.817

Tue Feb 18 2014

Calls: Arabic, Computational Linguistics/Morocco

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Feb-2014
From: Abdelfattah Hamdani <a.hamdanium5s.net.ma>
Subject: 5th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing
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Full Title: 5th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing
Short Title: CITALA'14

Date: 26-Nov-2014 - 27-Nov-2014
Location: Oujda, Morocco
Contact Person: Azzeddine Mazroui Abdelhak Lakhouaja
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.citala.org

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard

Call Deadline: 07-Sep-2014

Meeting Description:

The fifth International CITALA conference will be held in the Faculty of Sciences, Oujda, Morocco, in November 2014. CITALA is the only regular event on Arabic Language Processing in the Maghreb region.

After the success of the above four editions of the colloquium (JETALA’06, CITALA’07, CITALA’09 and CITALA’12), University Mohammed First, the Institute for Studies and Research on Arabization (IERA) and the Center Of Human and Social Studies and Researches in Oujda (CERHSO) are organizing the fifth edition of the International Conference on Arabic Language Processing (CITALA’14).

The aim of this Conference is to gather studies, achievements and experiences from scholars working on Arabic language processing in order to map the progress made in this field. A special session will also be organized to enable resource mobilization and identification of partnerships for future collaborative participatory project cooperation. High level partner institutions will be invited to network with participants.

Call for Papers:


Communications (30 minutes, including question time), could address the following Arabic Language Processing topics (non limitative list):

- Lexicon: Databases including linguistic resources (phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantics)
- Design, use, standardization and normalization of linguistic resources (Arabic corpora, Arabic Lexicon, Anthologies, etc.)
- Use of linguistic resources in Arabic NLP applications
- Automatic generation and parsing of morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse
- Evaluation and benchmarking of resources, applications and Arabic NLP products
- Resources for the evaluation of applications for the written and spoken Arabic language
- Exploitation of Arabic NLP in industrial applications
- Automatic tagging of Arabic texts
- Text briefing
- Automatic Machine Translation
- Optical Character Recognition
- Documents Retrieval, information searching and retrieving, search engines, and questions/answering systems


Authors are invited to submit papers using IEEE Standard template (to download from the conference web site). The submitted articles should not exceed 10 pages. Each paper will be evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Accepted articles will be published in the proceedings of this meeting and could be proposed for publication in an IEEE Journal. Articles should be submitted in electronic MS Word format using the following link:


By submitting a paper, authors implicitly agree that at least one of them will register to the conference and present the paper.


Paper submission: September 07, 2014
Notification of acceptation: October 12, 2014
Final version submission: October 26, 2014
Conference: November 26– 27, 2014

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