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[eu_members at aclweb dot org] Greece: EACL 2009 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages -- Call for Participation


 Call for Participation
EACL 2009 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages
31st March 2009
Athens, Greece (collocated with EACL 2009)

Early registration deadline: 27 February 2009

Preliminary Workshop Program:

09:00-10:00 Opening + Keynote

     Prof. Michael Gasser, Indiana University
     Finite state morphology for Ethiopian Semitic languages

09:30-10:30 1 talk: Philology

     How to Establish a Verbal Paradigm on the Basis of Ancient Syriac 
     Wido van Peursen

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 3 talks: Morphology

     The Karamel system and Semitic Languages: Structured Multi-Tiered 
     Francois Barthelemy

     Revisiting multi-tape automata for Semitic morphological analysis 
and generation
     Mans Hulden

     A Hybrid Approach for Building Arabic Diacritizer
     Khaled Shaalan, Hitham M. Abo Bakr and Ibrahim Ziedan

12:30-14:30 Lunch Break
14:30-16:00 3 talks: Applications

     Unsupervised Concept Discovery In Hebrew Using Simple Unsupervised
     Word Prefix Segmentation for Hebrew and Arabic
     Elad Dinur, Dmitry Davidov and Ari Rappoport

     Automatic Treebank-Based Acquisition of Arabic LFG Dependency 
     Lamia Tounsi, Mohammed Attia and Josef van Genabith

     Spoken Arabic Dialect Identification Using Phonotactic Modeling
     Fadi Biadsy, Julia Hirschberg and Nizar Habash

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17.30 2 talks: Applications

     Structure-based evaluation of an Arabic semantic Query Expansion 
using the JIRS system
     Lahsen Abouenour, Karim Bouzoubaa and Paolo Rosso

     Syntactic Reordering for English-Arabic Phrase-Based Machine 
     Jakob Elming and Nizar Habash



18.00 Close

Looking forward to seeing you in Athens!

Mike Rosner and Shuly Wintner