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JLCL Volume 32 (2017), Issue 1: Special Issue - NLP for Perso-Arabic alphabets - Call for Papers

Upcoming special issue of the Journal of Language Technology and Computational Linguistics on NLP for Arabic and languages mainly written using Arabic/Perso-Arabic alphabets and their variants (e.g. Urdu, Pashto, Sindhi).

The journal publishes reports of original research related to the recognition, understanding, production, coding and mining of speech and language.

Contributions from all of the related fields are welcomed in the form of reports of theoretical or experimental studies, tutorials, reviews, and brief correspondence pertaining to models and their implementation, or reports of fundamental research leading to the improvement of such models.


Research topics of interest include:

  • Computational models of discourse and dialogue
  • Computational morphology
  • Corpus construction and evaluation
  • Information retrieval, extraction, and summarization
  • Language modeling
  • Lexicon building
  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Parsing techniques
  • Semantic analysis
  • Standards
  • Variants, dialects, and noisy text

Contributions should be sent by e-mail to: info@jlcl.org

Important dates

The submission deadline is December 1st 2016 (notification of acceptance on April 15, 2017)

The issue is expected to be published in the summer of 2017.


Adrien Barbaresi (Austrian & Berlin-Brandenburg Academies of Sciences, Germany)

Kais Haddar (University of Sfax, Tunisia)

Lothar Lemnitzer (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Germany)

Confirmed members of the reviewer board

  • Zeeshan Bhatti (University of Sindh, Pakistan)
  • Karim Bouzoubaa (Mohammed Vth University, Morocco)
  • Miriam Butt (University of Constance, Germany)
  • Mona Diab (George Washington University, USA)
  • Nadir Durrani (Arabic Language Technologies, Qatar)
  • Bilel Gargouri (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
  • Annette Hautli-Janisz (University of Constance, Germany)
  • Muhammad Imran (Qatar Computing Research Institute)
  • Javed Ahmed Mahar (Shah Abdul Latif University, Pakistan)
  • Slim Mesfar (Manouba University, Tunisia)
  • Abdelwadood Mesleh (Al-Ahliyya Amman University, Jordania)
  • Charly Moerth (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
  • Marwa Ragheb (Indiana University Bloomington, USA)
  • Mutee U. Rahman (Isra University, Pakistan)
  • Khaled Shaalan (British University in Dubai)
  • Sebastian Sulger (University of Constance, Germany)
  • Nadi Tomeh (University of Paris 13, France)
  • Wajdi Zaghouani (CMU Qatar)