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I am a datascience PhD student conducting research in Sentiment Analysis for dialectal languages on social media with a specific focus for Arabic. Unlike other languages, Arabic is very dialectal and differs significantly among regions. Many Arabs tend to express their natural mother-tongue in text on social media without following a unified orthography. This unstructured form of language lacks semantic and linguistic resources, making it a challenge for the Arabic Natural Language Processing. Through my research I plan to leverage sentiment analysis methods to handle the heterogeneous Arabic social data. Extracting sentiment from text stems from my interest in Affective Computing: Developing machines that can understand, and react to, human emotion.

Keys: Data Science, Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis.

Team: Harith Alani, Miriam Fernandez


29 May 2017

15 Aug 2016

11 Jul 2016


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Tobaili, T. (2016) Arabizi Identification in Twitter Data, Workshop: SRW at ACL 2016

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The Open University
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