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Education

Teaching

  • During the Fall 2016 Semester, I am teaching 15-150 Principles of Functional Programming.

  • During the Spring 2017 semester, I will be teaching 15-210 Parallel and Sequential Data Structures and Algorithms. Slides I have prepared based on the course notes for earlier offerings of the 15-210 Course at CMU Pittsburgh are available here.

Research

Professional



  • For a more complete list of professional activities, please see my CV.

Recent Publications

See also publication lists on Google Scholar Citations, DBLP or in my CV

  1. Kemal Oflazer and Murat Saraclar (Editors), Studies in Turkish Language Processing, in preparation for Springer Verlag -- Theory and Applications of Natural Language Processing Book Series.

  2. Rahim Dehkharghani, Yucel Saygin, Berrin Yanikoglu, and Kemal Oflazer, Sentiment Analysis in Turkish at Different Granularity Levels, Natural Language Engineering, (to appear)

  3. Rahim Dehkharghani, Yucel Saygin, Berrin Yanikoglu, and Kemal Oflazer, SentiTurkNet: A Turkish Polarity Lexicon for Sentiment Analysis, Language Resources and Evaluation, 2016

  4. Wajdi Zaghouani, Abdelati Hawwari, Sawsan Alqahtani, Houda Bouamor, Mahmoud Ghoneim, Mona Diab and Kemal Oflazer, Using Ambiguity Detection to Streamline Linguistic Annotation, In Proceedings of Coling Workshop "Computational Linguistics for Linguistic Complexity" (CL4LC), Osaka Japan, December 2016

  5. Wajdi Zaghouani, Nizar Habash, Houda Bouamor, Ossama Obeid, Sawsan Alqahtani, Mona Diab and Kemal Oflazer, Filtering Dialectal Arabic Text in Two Large Scale Annotation Projects, in Proceedings of the Coling Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT), Osaka Japan, December 2016

  6. Wajdi Zaghouani, Nizar Habash, Ossama Obeid, Behrang Mohit, Houda Bouamor and Kemal Oflazer, Building an Arabic Machine Translation Post-Edited Corpus: Guidelines and Annotation. In Proceedings LREC 2016, Slovenia, May 2016

  7. Wajdi Zaghouani, Houda Bouamor, Abdelati Hawwari, Mona Diab, Ossama Obeid, Mahmoud Ghoneim, Sawsan Alqahtani, and Kemal Oflazer, Large Scale Arabic Diacritized Corpus: Guidelines and Framework , In Proceedings LREC 2016, Slovenia, May 2016

  8. Ossama Obeid, Houda Bouamor, Wajdi Zaghouani, Mahmoud Ghoneim, Abdelati Hawwari, Mona Diab and Kemal Oflazer, MANDIAC: A Web-based Annotation System For Manual Arabic Diacritization, in Proceedings of 2nd Workshop on Arabic Corpora and Processing Tools 2016 Theme: Social Media, LREC 2016, Slovenia, May 2016

  9. Houda Bouamor; Hassan Sajjad; Nadir Durrani; Kemal Oflazer, QCMUQ$@$QALB-2015 Shared Task: Combining Character level MT and Error-tolerant Finite-State Recognition for Arabic Spelling Correction in Proceedings of the Workshop on Arabic NLP, Beijing China, August 2015.

  10. Houda Bouamor, Wajdi Zaghouani, Ossama Obeid, Mona Diab and Kemal Oflazer, A Pilot Study on Arabic Multi-Genre Corpus Diacritization, in Proceedings of the Workshop on Arabic NLP, Beijing China, August 2015.

  11. Wajdi Zaghouani, Nizar Habash, Houda Bouamor, Alla Rozovskaya, Behrang Mohit and Kemal Oflazer, Correction Annotation for Non-Native Arabic Texts: Guidelines and Corpus, (to appear) In Proceedings of 9th Linguistic Annotation Workshop, Denver Colorado, June 2015

  12. Serena Jeblee, Weston Feely, Houda Bouamor, Alon Lavie, Nizar Habash and Kemal Oflazer, Domain and Dialect Adaptation for Machine Translation into Egyptian Arabic, in Proceedings of Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing at EMNLP 2014, October 2014, Doha, Qatar.

  13. Serena Jeblee, Houda Bouamor, Wajdi Zaghouani and Kemal Oflazer, CMUQ$@QALB-2014An SMT-based System for Automatic Arabic Error Correction, in Proceedings of Workshop on Arabic Nat- ural Language Processing at EMNLP 2014, October 2014, Doha, Qatar.

  14. Houda Bouamor, Hanan Alshikhabobakr, Behrang Mohit and Kemal Oflazer, A Human Judgement Corpus and a Metric for Arabic MT Evaluation, in Proceedings of EMNLP 2014, October 2014, Doha, Qatar.

  15. Kemal Oflazer, Turkish and its Challenges for Natural Language Processing, Invited paper, Language Resources and Evaluation, April 2014

  16. Wajdi Zaghouani, Behrang Mohit, Nizar Habash, Ossama Obeid, Nadi Tomeh and Kemal Oflazer, Large-scale Arabic Error Annotation: Guidelines and Framework, in Proceedings of LREC 2014, 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Iceland, May 2014.

  17. Houda Bouamor, Nizar Habash and Kemal Oflazer, A Multidialectal Parallel Corpus of Arabic, in Proceedings of LREC 2014, 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Iceland, May 2014.

  18. Ahmed Salama, Houda Bouamor, Behrang Mohit and Kemal Oflazer, YouDACC: the Youtube Dialectal Arabic Comment Corpus, in Proceedings of LREC 2014, 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Iceland, May 2014.

  19. Mahmoud Azab, Ahmed Salama, Kemal Oflazer, Hideki Shima, Jun Araki and Teruko Mitamura, An English Reading Tool as an NLP Showcase, in Proceedings of IJCNLP-2013 – Demo Session, Nagoya, Japan, October 2013

  20. Mahmoud Azab, Ahmed Salama, Kemal Oflazer, Hideki Shima, Jun Araki and Teruko Mitamura, An NLP-based Reading Tool for Aiding Non-native English Readers, in Proceedings of RANLP-2013, Hissar, Bulgaria, September 2013

  21. Ossama Obeid, Wajdi Zaghouani, Behrang Mohit, Nizar Habash, Kemal Oflazer and Nadi Tomeh, A Web-based Annotation Framework For Large-Scale Text Correction, in Proceedings of IJCNLP-2013 – Demo Session, Nagoya, Japan, October 2013

  22. Houda Bouamor, Behrang Mohit and Kemal Oflazer, SuMT: A Framework of Summarization and MT, in Proceedings of IJCNLP-2013, Nagoya, Japan, October 2013. (Best Paper Award)

  23. Elif Eyigoz, Daniel Gildea and Kemal Oflazer, Multi-rate HMMs for Word Alignment, in Proceedings of ACL 2013 Eighth Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013

  24. Ahmed Salama, Kemal Oflazer and Susan Hagan, Typesetting for Improved Readability using Lexical and Syntactic Information, in Proceedings of ACL 2013. Sofia, Bulgaria, August 2013

  25. Elif Eyigoz, Daniel Gildea and Kemal Oflazer, Simultaneous Word-Morpheme Alignment for Statistical Machine Translation, in Proceedings of NAACL 2013. Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 2013

  26. Nathan Schneider, Behrang Mohit, Chris Dyer, Kemal Oflazer and Noah A. Smith, Supersense Tagging for Arabic: the MT-in-the-Middle Attack, in Proceedings of NAACL 2013. Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 2013

  27. Mahmoud Mahmoud Azab, Houda Bouamor, Behrang Mohit and Kemal Oflazer, Dudley North visits North London: Learning When to Transliterate to Arabic, in Proceedings of NAACL 2013. Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 2013

  28. Emad Mohamed, Behrang Mohit and Kemal Oflazer, Generating Colloquial Arabic from Standard Arabic, in Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Jeju, South Korea, July 2012.

  29. Nathan Schneider, Behrang Mohit, Kemal Oflazer and Noah A. Smith, Coarse Lexical Semantic Annotation with Supersenses: An Arabic Case Study, in Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Jeju, South Korea, July 2012.

  30. Emad Mohamed, Behrang Mohit and Kemal Oflazer, Annotating and Learning Morphological Segmentation of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, in Proceedings of LREC-2012, Istanbul, Turkey, May 2012

  31. Behrang Mohit, Nathan Schneider, Rishav Bhowmick, Kemal Oflazer and Noah A. Smith, Recall-Oriented Learning of Named Entities in Arabic Wikipedia, in Proceedings of EACL-2012, Avignon France, April 2012.

  32. Reyyan Yeniterzi and Kemal Oflazer, Syntax-to-Morphology Mapping in Factored Phrase-Based Statistical Machine Translation from English to Turkish, in Proceedings of ACL 2010, Uppsala, Sweden, July 2010 (Recently mentioned as one of the interesting papers at the conference, in a recent Natural Language Processing Blog entry)

  33. İlknur Durgar El-Kahlout and Kemal Oflazer, Exploiting Morphology and Local Word Reordering in English to Turkish Phrase-based Statistical Machine Translation, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 2010

  34. Gülşen Eryiğit, Joakim Nivre and Kemal Oflazer, Dependency Parsing of Turkish, Computational Linguistics, Vol:34 No:3, September 2008.

Contact Info

Address: Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar, Education City, PO Box 24866, Doha, Qatar
Phone: (+974) 4454-8634, Mobile: (+974) 5589-4469  Email: ko@removethisfirst.cs.cmu.edu
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This page last updated 4 November 2016