Arabic Language Technologies
I work at the
Arabic Language Technology
(ALT), at Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).
I work in the MT team led by Stephan Vogel.
a flavor of industrial and academic research at the same time. It has
quickly turned into a world class organization over the last few years and
is growing faster than any other place.
was a Research Associate, under Philipp Koehn, at the Institute of
Language, Cognition and Computation at the University of Edinburgh. I
worked on different problems in SMT, such as Unsupervised Transliteration
and Markov-based translation models.
My research interests include:
Natural Language Processing: dissecting neural network models, neural and statistical
machine translation, eye-tracking, domain adaptation, pivoting and
triangulation, machine transliteration, word segmentation, studying different
writing scripts and their complexities in terms of font development, normalization, language
Localization: localization of open source operating systems (desktop
environment KDE/GNOME), word processing
applications (Open Office), chatting tools (Psi), web browsers
(Sea Monkey, Mozilla) and web development
localization of domain names
Here’s a periodically updated CV and a list of my publications.
A summary of our performance in Machine Translation Competitions