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Virtual Conversational Agent (avatar) for Sign Language

Sign language (SL) was first acknowledged as a separate language only in the 1960s. Similar to spoken language, it evolved from different cultural backgrounds. Every country has its own sign language with various dialects, which are based on different rules

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PhD Defense: “Machine Translation for Sign Language based on Statistical Approach“

I am happy to report that on March 10, 2017, I had my doctoral dissertation defense, as part of the WebSign project, and that the committee found my research to be worthy. My dissertation was titled “Machine Translation for Sign Language

AlecsoApps Award Ceremony – Dubai 2016

The second edition of AlecsoApps Award was held in Dubai on November 19, 2017. It was organised by ALECSO and TRA authority in UAE. The Award covers four categories which are Education, Culture, Science and Educational Games.

6th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessibility ICTA 2017

ICTA is a bi-annual international conference on ICT & Accessibility. The sixth edition of ICTA 2017 will be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, and organized under the auspices of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and

Keynote Speaker in the ENIT Event “Journée de Modélisation”
International Symposium on Promoting Values of Peace and Dialogue
ICTA’15 – 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology and Accessbility

ICTA is a bi-annual international conference on ICT & Accessibility. The fifth edition of ICTA 2015 held in Marrakech, Morocco, and organized under the auspices of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and

AlecsoApps: Toward Empowering Mobile Applications Development in the Arab World

Recent years have witnessed an increasing interest in the mobile computing realm. Gartner says that mobile device (smartphones and tablets) sales are on a continuous rise from year to year, and the future of enterprise applications, both for enterprise workers

Visit to Unesco Institute of Statistics (UIS)
Statistical sign language machine translation: from english written text to american sign language gloss

This works aims to design a statistical machine translation from English text to American Sign Language (ASL). The system is based on Moses tool with some modifications and the results are synthesized through a 3D avatar for interpretation. First, we

The Third International Conference on Arabic Computational Linguistics (ACLing2017)

CALL FOR PAPERS The Third International Conference on Arabic Computational Linguistics (ACLing2017) Dubai, UAE, 5-6 November 2017 Website: http://www.Acling2017.org Publiction: Procedia Computer Science by ELSEVIER

EUROLAN-2017 – Summer School on Biomedical Text Processing

EUROLAN-2017 – Summer School on Biomedical Text Processing 10 – 17 September 2017, Constanța, Romania http://eurolan.info.uaic.ro/2017/ The 13th in the series of EUROLAN Schools

The 3rd Workshop on Multi-word Units in Machine Translation and Translation Technology (MUMTTT 2017)

http://rgcl.wlv.ac.uk/europhras2017/mumttt-2017/ In conjunction with EUROPHRAS 2017 – International Conference “Computational and Corpus-based Phraseology: Recent advances and interdisciplinary approaches”