Program

Technical Program

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

09:30 – 10:00 Opening Session : Opening address
10:00 – 10:20 Coffee break
10:20 – 12:00 Oral Session 1: Shared Tasks
10:20 – 10 :45 Haitham           Seelawi, Ahmed Mustafa, Hesham    Al-Bataineh, Wael Farhan, Hussein            Al-Natsheh, NSURL-2019 Task 8: Semantic Question Similarity in Arabic
10:45 – 11 :10 Nasrin Taghizadeh, Hesham Faili, NSURL-2019 Task 7: Named Entity Recognition for Farsi
11:10 – 11:35 Alaa Joukhadar, Huda Saghergy, Leen Kweider and Nada Ghneim. Arabic Dialogue Act Recognition for Textual Chatbot Systems: Spaghetti at NSURL-2019 Task 5: Arabic Speech-Act and Sentiment Classification
11:35 – 10:00 Thomas Proisl, Peter Uhrig, Andreas Blombach, Natalie Dykes, Philipp Heinrich, Besim Kabashi and Sefora Mammarella. The_Illiterati: Part-of-Speech Tagging for Magahi and Bhojpuri without even knowing the alphabet
12 :00 – 13 :30 Lunch break
13 :30- Oral Session 2:  Cross language resources
13:30 – 13 :55 Thazin Myint Oo No Last Name, Ye Kyaw Thu No Last Name, Khin Mar Soe No Last Name and Thepchai Supnithi. Statistical Machine Translation between Myanmar (Burmese) and Dawei (Tavoyan)
13:55 – 14:20 Hiba Zaidi. An Inferential Phonological Connectionist Approach to the perception of Assimilated-English Connected Speech
14:20-14 :40 Coffee break
14:40 – 16:00 Oral Session 3: NLP Tools
14:45-15 :10 Christian Faggionato and Marieke Meelen. Building a treebank for Old Tibetan
15:10 – 15:35 Khaing Hsu Wai No Last Name, Ye Kyaw Thu No Last Name, Hnin Aye Thant No Last Name, Swe Zin Moe No Last Name and Thepchai Supnithi. String Similarity Measures for Myanmar Language (Burmese)
15 :35 – 16 :00 Anand Kumar M. NITK-IT NLP@NSURL2019: Transfer Learning based POS Tagger for Under Resourced Bhojpuri and Magahi Language

Thursday, 12 September 2019

09:00 – 10:00 Keynote 1: Preslav Nakov

Detecting the “Fake News” before they were even written

10 :10 :15 Coffee break
10 :15-11 :00 Keynote 2: Sunday Ojo

Initiatives for African Under resourced Languages

11:00 – 12:40 Oral Session 4: NLP for African Languages
11:00 – 11:25 Patrice Yemmene and Laurent Besacier. Motivations, challenges, and perspectives for the development of a Deep Learning based Automatic Speech Recognition System for the under-resourced Ngiemboon Language
11:25 – 11:50 henaetu Olamma, Michael Kingsley and Sunday Ojo. Hidden Markov-based Part-of-Speech Tagger for Igbo Resource-Scarce African Language
11:50 – 12:15 heresa Okediya, Ibukun Afolabi, Olamma Iheanetu and Sunday Ojo. Building Ontologyfor Yorùbá Language
12:15 – 12:40 Ibukunola Abosede Modupe, Tshephisho Joseph Sefara and Ojo Sunday. Yorùbá Gender Recognition from Speech using Attention-based BiLSTM
12 :40 Closing session