JLCL Volume 32 (2017), Issue 1: Special Issue - NLP for Perso-Arabic

Upcoming special issue of the Journal of Language Technology and
Computational Linguistics on NLP for Arabic and languages mainly written
using Arabic/Perso-Arabic alphabets and their variants (e.g. Urdu,
Pashto, Sindhi).

The journal publishes reports of original research related to the
recognition, understanding, production, coding and mining of speech and

Contributions from all of the related fields are welcomed in the form of
reports of theoretical or experimental studies, tutorials, reviews, and
brief correspondence pertaining to models and their implementation, or
reports of fundamental research leading to the improvement of such models.

Research topics of interest include:

Computational models of discourse and dialogue
Computational morphology
Corpus construction and evaluation
Information retrieval, extraction, and summarization
Language modeling
Lexicon building
Named Entity Recognition
Parsing techniques
Semantic analysis
Variants, dialects, and noisy text

Important dates:

The submission deadline is *January 15th 2017* (notification of
acceptance on April 15th 2017)
The issue is expected to be published in the summer of 2017.
Contributions should be sent by e-mail to:


Adrien Barbaresi (Austrian & Berlin-Brandenburg Academies of Sciences,
Kais Haddar (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Lothar Lemnitzer (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Germany)

Confirmed members of the reviewer board:

Zeeshan Bhatti (University of Sindh, Pakistan)
Karim Bouzoubaa (Mohammed Vth University, Morocco)
Miriam Butt (University of Constance, Germany)
Mona Diab (George Washington University, USA)
Nadir Durrani (Arabic Language Technologies, Qatar)
Bilel Gargouri (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Annette Hautli-Janisz (University of Constance, Germany)
Muhammad Imran (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
Javed Ahmed Mahar (Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan)
Slim Mesfar (Manouba University, Tunisia)
Abdelwadood Mesleh (Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordania)
Charly Moerth (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Marwa Ragheb (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
Mutee U. Rahman (Isra University, Pakistan)
Khaled Shaalan (British University in Dubai, UAE)
Sebastian Sulger (University of Constance, Germany)
Nadi Tomeh (University of Paris 13, France)
Wajdi Zaghouani (CMU Qatar)

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