I was invited by Dr.Nawal Althunayan, the head of Aljazeerah Research Chair at Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University to participate in a workshop entitled: Examples of Linguistic Corpora and Their Uses in Linguistics Research. The workshop will be held next Monday at the university campus from 9-1 am.
Yesterday I was pleased to meet ladies who were interested in Computational Linguistics. The seminar was successful, everyone was enthusiastic and motivated to go ahead with research and the discussion afterwards was very rich.
Here is an English version of the slides:
I was invited by the IWAN research group to give a seminar about the KSUCCA, and what value it should give to Arabic Linguistic and Computational Linguistic research. The seminar will be (in sha Allah) held next Wednesday at 12:00 PM in KSU-Almalaz Girls Campus, room number 17.
P.S. The seminar will be in Arabic.
The following Excel sheet contains KSUCCA metadata, I choose Excel to facilitate looking for the documents related to a specific author or Hijri century:
Due to the important role that a corpus play in computational linguistics and other language related disciplines, and due to the sparseness in available classical Arabic corpora, we thought that it is our obligation to build a corpus for classical Arabic that can be used in both Arabic linguistic and computational linguistic research, which includes: lexical, morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic research including their various applications. In addition to many other areas of research that can benefit from such corpus including Arabic language teaching for both Arabs and non Arabs, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, information retrieval question answering and machine translation.
We think that the availability of such corpus will encourage and enforce research in classical Arabic, which is the template that carries and reserves Islamic heritage and which is being practiced daily by Muslims through their prayers and their recitation of the Holy Quran.
Hence we invite researches to KSUCCA and we welcome their cooperation in enhancing and developing it.