2019 Successes

Researchers and students in the Computational Approaches to Modeling Language lab (CAMeL) published 14 papers and released four resources in 2019 in the field of natural language processing.

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.

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.

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.  

Featured Articles

In the News

.الإمارات تدعم الجهود العالمية لتوحيد معايير تطبيقات الذكاء الاصطناعي 
لاجتماع الأول لمجموعة الإمارات لخبراء الذكاء الاصطناعي
الخليج | Oct 8, 2020
(An article in Al Khaleej about the establishment of the UAE Artificial Intelligence Expert Group (AIEG) as part of its efforts to bolster the UAE's participation in setting international standards for AI technologies.)

From NYUAD to Google: Class of 2020 Alumnus Daniel Watson Secures Place in Competitive AI Residency Program.
NYU Abu Dhabi alumnus Daniel Watson has been awarded a place in Google’s highly competitive AI Residency Program and will begin the 18-month placement with the Google Brain team in Toronto, Canada, in a few weeks' time.
NYU Abu Dhabi | Sep 29, 2020

How do you say 'Hey Siri' in spoken Arabic? NYUAD lab is working on Gulf dialects to find the answer.  A NYUAD database of Arabic words has paved the way for predictive text, speech recognition and speech synthesis in Gulf Arabic. 
The National | Jun 1, 2020

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