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Spotlight Global PhD Fellow Nasser Zalmout

Global PhD Fellow in Computer Science Nasser Zalmout is part of the natural language processing team at NYU Abu Dhabi that is trying to develop tools to solve the Arabic translation problem.

2018 Successes

Research and students in the CAMeL Lab have published significant papers at top conferences and workshops in the field of computational linguistics and natural language processing.  

New Software Detects up to 25 Arabic Dialects

Researchers from several institutions developed a public online interface, which visually identifies dialects of 25 different Arab cities, from Rabat to Muscat, along with Modern Standard Arabic.

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تطوير تطبيقات للغة العربية يواجه تحديات تقنية كثيرة
.برنامج التعرف التلقائي على اللهجات يهدف إلى تطوير موارد وتقنيات للهجات حوالي 25 مدينة عربية
العرب | Sep 23, 2019
(A detailed article in Alarab on Arabic Natural Language Processing and its challenges with a focus on contributions from CAMeL Lab)

Global PhD Student Fellowship in Computer Science
NYU Abu Dhabi | August 2, 2019

Duolingo's Arabic course is finally here – but why did it take so long?
The language platform has finally launched its long-awaited programme in Arabic for English speakers, after being delayed several times.
The National | July 17, 2019

باحثون من جامعة نيويورك أبوظبي يستخدمون الذكاء الاصطناعي في التعرف على اللهجات العربية المختلفة
.يستطيع البرنامج التعرف على اللهجات العربية المختلفة وتصنيفها وترجمتها، في ٢٥ مدينة على امتداد الوطن
MIT Technology Review (Arabic) | July 12, 2019
(An article on dialect identification and machine translation spanning 25 Arab city dialects)

باحثون يطورون برنامجاً للتعرف على 25 لهجة عربية يدعم التواصل بين الدول
الشرق الاوسط | July 11, 2019
(An article in Asharq Al-Awsat on Arabic dialect identification spanning 25 Arab city dialects)

Judges named for ‘Innovators Under 35 MENA
Dubai Future Foundation and EmTech MENA have announced the committee of judges for “Innovators Under 35” in its second year. 
Arab News | July 06, 2019

Lost in Machine Translation
“Humans learn language through immersion and repetition, constantly absorbing and picking up linguistic cues from our social environment while computers learn using algorithms and data samples that we provide them,” explained Nizar Habash, Associate Professor of Computer Science at NYU Abu Dhabi.
NYU Abu Dhabi | March 2019

The Art of Artificial Languages
"Learning a language often seems like a daunting prospect, but what about inventing a language? " Nizar Habash, Associate Professor of Computer Science at NYU Abu Dhabi, is the artist behind Delason, an artificial language.
The Gazelle
| March 5, 2016

Why Can't Robots Cook Like Grandma?
NYU Abu Dhabi | August 9, 2015