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ALELM (Arabic Language Engineering and Learning Modeling ) is a research group at the Mohammadia School of Engineers, Mohammed Vth University, Rabat, Morocco. This research group is directed by Prof Karim Bouzoubaa and has professors and Ph.D. Students working on multiple computer science topics in the scope of Artificial Intelligence. In the last 10 years, the group is mainly active in the Arabic Language Engineering discipline. Presentations of our main projets can be seen at our youtube channel.
TOPICS
Scientists studying neural connections

Natural Language Processing

  • Arabic Text Engineering
  • Information Retrieval and QA Systems
  • Frameworks for NLP Development
  • Linguistics Resources
  • Morphological and Syntactic partie
  • Arabic Dialect Processing
  • Semantic Parsing
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    Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is “the set of theories and techniques used to create machines capable of simulating human intelligence”
    19199021

    Multi-Agent Systems

    A multi-agent system (MAS or “self-organized system”) is a computerized system composed of multiple interacting intelligent agents.Multi-agent systems can solve problems that are difficult or impossible for an individual agent or a monolithic system to solve. Intelligence may include methodic, functional, procedural approaches, algorithmic search or reinforcement learning.
    PROJECTS
    RESOURCES
  • Arabic WordNet ontology
  • Characters lexicon
  • Clitics (Enclitics/Proclitics)
  • Stop-words(Special nouns/Special verbs/Particles)
  • MORALEX-Morphology
  • Triliteral roots
  • Phonetic rules phonology
  • Addressed Arabic phonetic rules
  • Broken plural list
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  • “Al wassit” Arabic dictionary
  • Contemporary
  • MADED
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  • CLEF-TREC Q/A
  • Morphological evaluation-morphology
  • Stemming evaluation-morphology NAFIS Gold Standard
  • Stemming evaluation-morphology Quranic stemming evaluation
  • LID-language Identification
  • Manual spell docking-spell docking
  • Arabic ACL corpus
  • More …
  • Coming soon …
  • Publications
  • H. Salah El Fahal, M. Nasri, K. Bouzoubaa, A. Kabbaj, “Resources for developing an Arabic Controlled Language”, In International Journal of Computer Science Trends and Technology – IJCST, Volume 9 Issue 6, Nov-Dec 2021
  • Darwish, K., Habash, N., Abbas, M., Al-Khalifa, H., Al-Natsheh, H. T., Bouamor, H., K. Bouzoubaa, V. Cavalli-Sforza, S. El-Beltagy, W. El-Hajj, M. Jarrar & Mubarak, H. A panoramic survey of natural language processing in the Arab world. Communications of the ACM, 64(4), 72-81, 2021
  • Tachicart, R., Bouzoubaa, K. “Moroccan Arabic vocabulary generation using a rule-based approach”. Journal of King Saud University-Computer and Information Sciences, 2021
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  • D. Namly, K. Bouzoubaa, A. El Jihad, S. L. Aouragh, “Improving Arabic Lemmatization through a lemmas database and a machine-learning technique”, In book: Studies in Computational Intelligence: Recent advances in NLP: the case of Arabic language. November, 2019.
  • Tachicart R., Bouzoubaa K., “Towards Automatic Normalization of the Moroccan Dialectal Arabic User Generated Text”, In book: Arabic Language Processing: From Theory to Practice, October 2019, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-32959-4_19 (The Google best paper award at the 7th International Conference on Arabic Language Processing, Nancy, France)
  • D. Namly, K. Bouzoubaa, R. Tajmout, A. Laadimi, “On Arabic Stop-Words: A Comprehensive List and a Dedicated Morphological Analyzer”, In book: Arabic Language Processing: From Theory to Practice, October 2019, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-32959-4_11
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  • M. Ouamer, R. Tajmout, K. Bouzoubaa, “Arabic Broken Plural Model Based on the Broken Pattern”, In International Conference on Digital Technologies and Applications, January 2022
  • K. Tnaji, K. Bouzoubaa, L. Aouragh, “Arabic light POS Tagger”, the first Morocco AI conference, December 2021
  • M. Ouamer, K. Bouzoubaa, R. Tajmout, “Broken plural extraction using machine learning techniques”, the first Morocco AI conference, December 2021 – NVIDIA 3rd Best Paper Award
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  • Funding
    • Samsung Electronics Levant/Jordan for the project “Speech MSA corpora by Moroccan and Tunisian recorders” (April 2016)
    • The research of Lahsen Abouenour is carried out in the framework of the grant provided by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Ref. SGRT. 38/T13. (2013-2016)
    • University of Montreal, Visiting the computer science department and giving a seminar, (September 2014)
    • Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) for the project “ Development of an Arabic ontology ” , (August 2012)
    • Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC-Univ of Pennsylvania) for a joint project (EMI – AUI), “Devlopment of the Iraki AWN“, (Marsh 2012)

    • Mohamed Vth University – Agdal for the project “Developing an Arabic QA system“, (September 2011) 
    • Moroccan-Spanish Cooperation Commission for the project, “Extension and enrichment of the Arabic Wordnet as an Arabic linguistic resource” , (January 2010)
    • Moroccan-Spanish Cooperation Commission for the project, “Arabic Question/Answering System using intelligent Agents“, (January 2008)
    • “National Research Centre of Morocco” for the project, “Development of tools and language resources for machine translation between Arabic and Italian” , (Marsh 2004)
    • “National Research Centre of Morocco” for the project “New Information technologies in B2B (Electronic Commerce Business-To -Business) ” (July 2001)
    • “R&D Maroc” (Morocco Research and Development) for the project “Using Artificial Intelligence techniques and new technologies in Electronic Commerce B2B (Electronic Commerce Business-To-Business)” (February 2001)
    Members
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    Professors

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    PhD Student
                                    namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Karim Bouzoubaa

    Professor
    karim.bouzoubaa@emi.ac.ma
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                    namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Driss Namly

    Professor
    namly_driss@yahoo.fr
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                    namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Abdelhamid El Jihad

    Professor
    jihad.hamid@gmail.com Mohammed
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                    namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Rachida Tajmout

    Professor
    tajmoutrachida@yahoo.fr
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                    namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Hakima Khamar

    Professor
    khamarhaki@gmail.com
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
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    Associate members

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    PhD Student
                                      namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Hamid Jaafar

    Professor
    jaafarhamid1973@gmail.com
    Hassan II University – Casablanca
    PhD Student
                                      namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Lhoussain Aouragh

    Professor
    l.aouragh@um5r.ac.ma
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                      namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Abdellah Yousfi

    Professor
    yousfi240ma@yahoo.fr
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                      namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Adil Kabbaj

    Professor
    adil.kabbaj@gmail.com
    National School of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA)
    PhD Student
                                      namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Ridouane Tachicart

    Professor
    tachicart@gmail.com
    Chouaib Doukkali University
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    Phd Students

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    PhD Student
                                      namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Khalid Tnaji

    PhD Student
    khalidtnaji@gmail.com
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                      namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Mariame Ouamer

    PhD Student
    mariame.ouamer@gmail.com
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
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    Past Students

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    PhD Student
                                        namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Driss Namly

    PhD Student
    namly_driss@yahoo.fr
    “Comprehensiveness and interoperability of lexical resources for the Arabic language: acquisition, design, evaluation and exploitation”
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                        namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Mohamed Nasri

    PhD Student
    Mohammed.nasri@gmail.com
    “Integration of an NLP component in an Intelligent system platform”
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                      namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Ridouane Tachicart

    PhD Student
    tachicart@gmail.com
    “Moroccan Arabic NLP Architecture Using Knowledge-Based and Machine Learning Methods”
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                          namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Lahsen Abouenour

    PhD Student
    abouenour@yahoo.fr
    “Three-levels Approach for Arabic Question-Answering Systems”
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                        namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Younes Jaafar

    PhD Student
    “Towards Standardization and enhancement of Arabic Natural Language Processing via the establishment of the SAFAR framework”
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                          namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Younes Arrim

    Master Student
    younes@netmat.com
    “Development of Safar 1.0 front-end”
    AbdelMalek Essaidi University – Tangier
    PhD Student
                                          namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Mossab Batal

    Master Student
    leadermossab@gmail.com
    “Benchmarking of NLP Modules and development of SAFAR 4.0”
    Hassan II University – Casablanca
    PhD Student
                                          namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Salaheddine Lachkar

    Master Student
    lachkar.se@gmail.com
    “Capturing Job Needs and Prospects using NLP techniques”
    Hassan II University – Casablanca
    PhD Student
                                          namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Khalid Tnaji

    Master Student
    khalidtnaji@gmail.com
    “Development of a light Arabic POS Tagger”
    Hassan II University – Casablanca
    PhD Student
                                          namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Mariame Ouamer

    Master Student
    mariame.ouamer@gmail.com
    “Applying ML algorithms on Arabic broken plurals”
    Hassan II University – Casablanca
    PhD Student
                                          namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Mohamed El Filali

    Master Student
    mohamed-elfilali@um5r.ac.ma
    “Software engineering of the Safar framework 4.0”
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                          namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Ismail Akkouz

    Master Student
    ismail.akouz@gmail.com
    “arabic speech recognition”
    Mohammed V University in Rabat
    PhD Student
                                        namly_driss@yahoo.frMohammed V University in Rabat

    Merieme Amjahdi

    Master Student
    meriemamjahdi54@gmail.com
    “Bilingual Social Media Processing, Sentiment Analysis and automatic Summarization”
    Hassan II University – Casablanca
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