Academic Experience

Research areas

  • My primary research area is artificial intelligence (AI)
  •  My specialty sub-areas are NLP, Arabic NLP, NLP platforms, Linguistic Resources and Basic processes, IR and QA systems, and ontologies
  • I founded the “Arabic Language Engineering and Learning Modeling (ALELM)” research group at the Mohammadia School of Engineers in 2012

Visiting Professor

  1. Visiting professor at the university of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Octobre 2018
  2. Visiting professor at the university of Lorraine, Nancy, France, January 2018
  3. Visiting professor at the university of Essex, England, October 2015
  4. Visiting professor at the university of Montréal, Canada, September 2014
  5. Visiting professor at the university of Sfax, lecturer of the course “multithreads in Java”, Tunisia, February, 2008
  6. Visiting professor and lecturer at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (English speaking University), Morocco, (June, December 2001 and September-December 2002), Courses: “Software Agents”, “Human Computer Interaction”, “Data Structures in Java”, and “Database Systems”

 

Keynote Speaking

  • Keynote speaker at the International conference on Affective Computing, Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems, “Arabic NLP In The Context of Intelligent Systems”, Tetuan, Morocco, May 18-20, 2017

Talks

  1. Invited speaker at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University, Fez, “Medicine and Artificial Intelligence … which future?”, March 2018
  2. Invited speaker at Hassan II University, “Arabic Language Engineering and Science Teaching”, February 2018
  3. Seminar at the university of Lorraine, “Some Experience on Arabic NLP “, January 2018
  4. Invited speaker at the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture, ” From simple tools to framework “, Rabat, Morocco, December 2017
  5. Invited speaker at the Center for the Training of Educational Inspectors in Rabat, “The role of computer technologies in medical publishing”, Rabat, Morocco, December 2017
  6. Invited speaker at Moulay Ismail University, “Arabic Language Computer Engineering”, Meknes, Morocco, December 2017
  7. Invited speaker at the Sudan University of Science and Technology, “Arabic NLP Infrastructure – Trends and challenges “, Khartoum, Sudan, July 2017
  8. Seminar at Sfax University, “Standard Corpora and New Metrics for Arabic Tools Evaluation”, May 10, 2017
  9. Invited speaker at the International Workshop on Arabic Linguistics and Digital Humanities, “New Metrics and Standard Corpus for Arabic Stemmers Evaluation”, Rome, Italy, November 2016
  10. Invited speaker at the conference on Arabic lexicon and its role in the scientific terminology organized by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization ALECSO, “Arabic Digital Lexicon: from the lexical to the semantic levels”, Rabat, October, 2015
  11. Invited talk at the First Edition of the Maghrebi Natural Language Processing (NLP) Summer School, “Arabic NLP: the Moroccan experience”, Ifrane, July 2015
  12. Invited speaker at the conference Arabic language challenges, “Computerization of the Arabic Language heritage”, Casablanca, July 2015
  13. Invited speaker at the conference about Arabic language and interface studies, “The safar project”, Ryad, Saudi Arabia, April 2015
  14. Invited speaker at the first national congress of the Tawassol association at the faculty of medicine, “Arabic language engineering for the benefit of medical research”, Rabat, Morocco, October 2014
  15. Invited talk at the Workshop on “Automatic Processing of the Arabic Language” held at Arabization Coordination Bureau, Rabat, Morocco, March 2014
  16. Invited speaker at the study day for the faculty of medicine, “Arabic digital content for the benefit of medical communication”, Rabat, Morocco, October 2013
  17. Workshop of the computational techniques for the benefit of the Arabic historical dictionary, “Semantic nalysis mechanisms and their exploitation with processing tools”, Doha, Qatar, September 2013
  18. The second meeting of experts of the Arabic network of open source software and resources, supervised by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization ALECSO, SEWAC: SEmantic Wordnet of ArabiC, Tunis, Tunisia, January 2013
  19. Virtual Seminar at Birzeit University, Palestine, Introduction to Multi-agent Systems, Marsh 2012
  20. The Experts Meeting On Arabic Ontologies And Semantic Networks, Supervised by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization ALECSO, Extending AWN with Nouns and Verbs and Releasing a Web Prototype, Tunis, Tunisia, July 2011
  21. The Experts Meeting On the Enrichment of Arabic Electronic Content, Supervised by the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization ALECSO, Arabic Wordnet Use and Enrichment, Damascus, Syria, October 2010
  22. Seminar at Al Akhawayn University, Introduction to Multi-agent Systems, November 2010
  23. Seminar at Ecole Royale de l’Air, Intelligence Artificielle, Marrakech, Morocco, February 2006
  24. Seminar at INSEA, Overview of Multi-Agent Systems, Rabat, Morocco, December 2003
  25. Presentation at ENSIAS, Multi-lingua Ontologies, in Workshop “Arabic Language Engineering: State of the Art and Perspectives”, Rabat, Morocco, June, 2003
  26. Seminar at ENSAT, Principes d’ergonomie, Tangier, Morocco, November 2001
  27. Seminar at Al Akhawayn University, Using a New Multi-agent Approach in a way finding application, July 2001
  28. Seminar at Al Akhawayn University, Intelligent Agents Communication, March 1999

Invited tutorials

  1. International Conference on Natural Language, Signal and Speech Processing, “SAFAR framework for Arabic NLP”, Casablanca, December 2017
  2. Invited at the International workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing, “ANLP resouces: construction, standardization, exploitation and API”, Fez, April 2016
  3. The First Edition of the Maghrebi Natural Language Processing (NLP) Summer School,Lecture and lab: The SAFAR platform for Arabic NLP, Ifrane, July 2015

Leading Projects

  1. The official international Arabic Wordnet
  2. SAFAR: Software Architecture For Arabic pRocessing
  3. Arabic Question/Answering
  4. iLearnArabic: Arabic Learning applications

Coordination

  • Principal coordinator of the project “Development of an Arabic ontology” under ALECSO (The Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization), (2012-2014)

Organizing

  1. Chair of the study day on Arabic Language Engineering, Rabat, Morocco, May 2018
  2. Organizer of the study day entitled “Arabic NLP as a mechanism for economy and knowledge” with the participation of the Minister of Scientific Research, Rabat, Morocco, April 2015
  3. Organizing and Scientific Committee Member, International Conference on Arabic Language
    Processing (CITALA ’14), Oujda, Morocco, November 2014
  4. Chair of the national PhD symposium about Arabic Language Engineering JDILA’2014, Rabat, Morocco, February 2014
  5. Organizing Committee Member, International Conference on Arabic Language Processing
    (CITALA ’12), Rabat, Morocco (May 2012)
  6. Conference Special Session Chair, « Arabic Information Processing » of the International
    Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Conference, Marrakech, (9-10
    November 2009)
  7. Conference Session Chair, “Data Mining, Software Engineering, and Neural Network” of the International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA) Conference, Cairo, (4-6 January 2009).
  8. Chair of the International Conference on Arabic Language Processing (CITALA ’09), Mohammadia school of engineers, Rabat, (4-5 May 2009)

Conference Steering Committee Member

  • The International Conference on Arabic Language Processing (CITALA-IEEE)
  • National PhD symposium about Arabic Language Engineering (JDILA)

Journal Editor

  1. Co-Guest Editor, “Arabic Language Processing, From Theory to Practice”, Proceedings if the 6th International Conference ICALP 2017, Fez, Morocco, Communications in Computer and Information Science, Springer, October 11–12, 2017
  2. Co-Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Advances in Arabic Language Processing” for the International Journal on Information and Communication Technologies (IJICT), Serial Publications, New Delhi, India, June 2010

Reviewing

  • Conference Program Committee Member:
BEA'19Workshop on Innovative Use of NLP for Building Educational Applications (Co-located with ACL 2019)
LPKM'17'18Language Processing and Knowledge Management international conference
TICAM'18Technologies de l'information et communication et langues Amazigh
JICCLAP'18Joint International Conference Computational Linguistics and Arabic Language Processing
ICNLSSP'17International Conference on Natural Language, Signal and Speech Processing
ACLing'17'18International Conference on Arabic Computational Linguistics
IT4OD'16International Conference on Information Technology for Organizations Development
AISI'16International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Systems and Informatics
ICEIT'16 International Conference on Electrical and Information Technologies
Cicling'16International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics
IEEE MNLP'16'18Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing
DLW’01Digital library workshop, Al Akhawayn University
CITALA’07’09’12'14'17'International Conference on Arabic Language Processing
IBIMA’09'10'16International Business Information Management Association Conference
EGC-M'2011International Conference on the Extraction and Management of Knowledge - Maghreb
CAASL4’12Fourth Workshop on Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages
ICCA’12International Computing Conference in Arabic
AICSSA’13'14ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications
SITA'14Systèmes Intelligents: Théories et applications
WANLP'14'15'17'19Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing (Co-located with EMNLP'14, ACL 2015, 2019)
CEC-TAL'15Colloque pour les étudiants chercheurs en Traitement automatique du langage naturel et ses applications
JDILA'14'15'18PhD symposium about Arabic Language Engineering
المؤتمر الدولي : " اللغة العربیة
والدراسات البینیة " 2015
مؤتمر الدولي اللغة العربیة والدراسات البینیةاللسانیات الحاسوبیة والمعالجة الآلیة للغة العربیة
  • Journal Scientific Committee Member:
OCSOpen Computer Science journal
JLCLJournal of Language Technology and Computational Linguistics,
Special issue on NLP for Perso-Arabic alphabet
IPMInformation Processing and Management
IJAIPInternational Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms
ACM TALIPACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP), Special Issue on Arabic Natural Language Processing (ANLP), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), TALIP
IJICT-Special Issue
AALP
Special Issue on "Advances in Arabic Language Processing", International Journal on Information and Communication Technologies
AJSEArabian Journal for Science and Engineering
CERISTCentre de Recherche sur l’Information Scientifique et Technique Journal
LingCommLinguistica Communicatio Journal
IJPSInternational Journal of Physical Sciences
JKSUJournal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences
مجلة اللسان العربمجلة اللسان العرب
  • Project Peer-Reviewing Member:

                   Moroccan-Spanish joint Research Projects, 2008 – 2009

Research grants

  1. Samsung Electronics Levant/Jordan for the project “Speech MSA Corpora by Moroccan and Tunisian recorders”, (April 2016)
  2. University of Montreal, Visiting professor at the computer science department for the project “Using the SAFAR platform to analyse Arabic texts in the context of big data”, (September 2014)
  3. Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization ALECSO for the project “Development of an Arabic ontology”, (August 2012)
  4. Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania (USA) for a joint project (AUI –EMI) “Development of the Iraki AWN”, (Marsh 2012)
  5. Mohamed Vth University – Agdal for the project “Developing an Arabic QA system”,(September 2011)
  6. Moroccan-Spanish Cooperation Commission for the project, “Extension and enrichment of the Arabic Wordnet as an Arabic linguistic resource”, (January 2010)
  7. Moroccan-Spanish Cooperation Commission for the project, “Arabic Question/Answering System using intelligent Agents”, (Januray 2008)

Member of the tenure committee member

  1. To the rank of Assistant Professor, Mohamed 1st University, Oujda, Morocco, 2018
  2. To the rank of Full Professir “Dr Awni Hammouri”, Mu’tah University, Jordan, 2018

Doctoral defense

  1. Imad Zeroual, “Building Arabic corpora: Concepts, methodologies, Tools, and Experiments”, Mohammed 1st University, Oujda, Morocco, September 2018
  2. Ismail El Bazi, “Approche Data Science pour la reconnaissance des entités nommées en Arabe”, Hassan 1st University, Settat, Morocco, July 2018
  3. Issam Sahmoudi, “Contributions à l’Accès à l’Information en Langue Arabe: Regroupement Thématique des Résultats de Recherche et Indexation à base des PhrasesClés “, Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fès, Morocco, Octobre 2017
  4. Mohamed Mahdi Boudabous, “Construction d’ontologies arabes basée sur des patrons”,Sfax University, Sfax, Tunisia, May 2017 Sfax University
  5. Hicham Gueddah, “La correction orthographique des textes arabes: contribution à la résolution d’ordonnancement et de l’insuffisance des lexiques”, Mohammed Vth University, Rabat, Morocco, Mars 2017
  6. Amine Chennoufi, “Development of a system for Automatic Diacritization of Arabic”,Mohammed 1st University, Oujda, Morocco, September 2016
  7. Mohamed Hssini, ” Sur le positionnement et le dimensionnement des signes diactriques en typographie numérique du e-document arabe”, Caddi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco, July 2016
  8. Aissam Berrahou, “Profil UML-COMMix pour la conception des systèmes mixtes”, Mohammed Vth University, Rabat, Morocco, July 2015
  9. Mohammed Ould Abdellahi Ould Bebah, “Contribution à l’analyse morpho-syntaxique de la langue Arabe et application à la voyellation automatique”, Mohammed 1st University, Oujda, Morocco, September 2013
  10. Abdelhadi Soudi, “A Lexeme-Based Treatment of Arabic Morphology”, Mohammed Vth University, Morocco, July 2002

M.Sc. Supervision

  • 20 Master’s level (2004-2017)

Ph.D. Supervision

  1. Mohamed Nasri, PhD, “Integration of an NLP component in Intelligent system platform”, (June 2016)
  2. Lahcen Abouennour, PhD, “Three-levels Approach for Arabic Question-Answering Systems”, (October 2014)
  • 5 PhD, In progress