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.
research interests include:
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 collation.
Localization: localization of open source operating systems (desktop
environment KDE/GNOME), word processing
(Open Office), chatting tools (Psi), web browsers (Sea Monkey, Mozilla) and
web development tools (NVU),
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periodically updated CV and a list of
summary of our performance in Machine Translation