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The Computational Approaches to Modeling Language (CAMeL) Lab is a research lab at New York University Abu Dhabi established in September 2014. CAMeL's mission is research and education in artificial intelligence, specifically focusing on natural language processing, computational linguistics, and data science. The main lab research areas are Arabic natural language processing, machine translation, text analytics, and dialogue systems.
TOIA (time-offset interaction application) is a bilingual (Arabic-English) conversational agent, similar to a chat bot, except that the avatar is based on pre-recorded videos of an actual human being.
CAMeL Lab is part of the CADIM Consortium, which comprises three research labs with active collaboration in Stony Brook University, The George Washington University, and New York University Abu Dhabi.
CAMeL Lab researchers have been involved in collaborations with researchers in a number of local and international universities and companies: American University of Beirut, Birzeit University, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Charles University, Columbia University, Mawdoo3, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar University, The George Washington University, United Arab Emirates University, University of Bahrain, University of Malta, University of Montreal, Zayed University, and others.
Computational Research Building (A2)
PO Box 129188
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Nizar Habash, Director
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Phone: +971 2 628-4578