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Education

Teaching

  • During the Spring 2015 semester, I taught 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.

  • During the Fall 2015 semester, I will be teaching 15-453 Formal Languages, Automata and Computability. Slides I used in an earlier offering are available here.

Research

Professional

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, SentiTurkNet: A Turkish Polarity Lexicon for Sentiment Analysis, Language Resources and Evaluation (to appear)

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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)

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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)

  26. 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

  27. 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 12 June 2015.