Hamdy Mubarak

 
Senior Software Engineer
Arabic Language Technologies

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QCRI is a world-class organization that has a very strong team in the NLP field. QCRI offers a wonderful environment for research and development. Colleagues are highly talented with great background, certificates and experience from all the world continents.

Research Focus at QCRI

  • Arabic NLP for Modern Standard Arabic
  • Arabic NLP for dialectal Arabic
  • Enriching Lexical and Semantic resources for Arabic

Previous Experience

 Projects:
  • Modern Arabic Lexicon
  • Lexical and Semantic Database for Arabic
  • Multi-Mode Morphological Analyzer for Arabic
  • Spell and Grammar Checker for Arabic
  • Diacritization of Modern Standard Arabic
  • Diacritization of Classical Arabic
  • Bilingual (Arabic and English) Keyword and Named-Entity Extraction
  • Bilingual Theme Prediction
  • Bilingual Summarizer
  • Computerized Arabic Corpus
  • Sub-categorization Automatic System (Semantic Restrictions)
  • Arabic Morphological, Syntactic, and Semantic Disambiguation System
  • Rule-Based Arabic Parser
  • Bilingual Search Engine (IDRISI)
  • Multi-Lingual Dictionary
  • Bilingual Name Transliteration and Search

 Support for Projects:

  • MT, TTS, OCR

Professional Experience

  • Arabic NLP R&D Manager, Sakhr Software, Egypt, 1994-2001, 2004-2013
  • Software Manager, Ellipsis Digital Systems (Digital Communications, Head Branch in California, USA), Egypt, 2001-2003

Professional Associations and Awards

  • NIST09 Open Machine Translation A2E Human Assessment (1st Rank), 2009, Ottawa, Canada.
  • E-Content 2ndRank, 2009, Kuwait Electronic Awards for Text Mining.
  • E-Content 3rd Rank, 2009, Kuwait Electronic Awards for News Gathering and Classification Tool.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Abu Dhabi International Center for Organizational Excellence “ADICOE” for “Transliteration Standards”, 2009, UAE.
  • Best of Gitex, UAE, 1999, Best Arabic Spell and Grammar Checker.
  • Best of Gitex, UAE, 1996, Best Arabic Diacritizer.

Education

BSc. Computer Science and Automatic Control, Faculty of Engineering,
Alexandria University, Egypt, 1992
(Distinct with degree of honor)

Selected Research

Methods for integrating rule-based and statistical systems for Arabic to English machine translation
R Zbib, M Kayser, S Matsoukas, J Makhoul, H Nader, H Soliman, R Safadi
Machine Translation 26 (1-2), 67-83

Using Stem-Templates to Improve Arabic POS and Gender/Number Tagging
K Darwish, A Abdelali, H Mubarak
International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-2014)

Using Twitter to collect a multi-dialectal corpus of Arabic
H Mubarak, K Darwish
ANLP 2014, 1

Automatic Correction of Arabic Text: a Cascaded Approach
H Mubarak, K Darwish
ANLP 2014, 132

Verifiably Effective Arabic Dialect Identification
K Darwish, H Sajjad, H Mubarak
EMNLP-2014

Arabic WordNet Enrichment Using Semantic Features and Lexical Database
Hamdy Mubarak, Mostafa Ramadan, Ahmed Metwally
The Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), Tunisia, 2011

Modern Arabic Lexicon, 2013, “The 2nd International Conference for Arabic”
Doha, Qatar.

Lexical and Morphological Statistics of an Arabic POS-Tagged Corpus, 2009,
The 9th Conference on Language Engineering
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Diacritization and Transliteration of Proper Nouns from Arabic to English,  2009
MEDAR, Cairo, Egypt.

Analyzing Arabic Diacritization Errors of MADA and Sakhr Diacritizer, 2011, The 11th Conference on Language Engineering
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Towards Arabic to English Transliteration Standards, 2009, The International Symposium  on Arabic Transliteration Standard: Challenges and Solutions
Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Named Entity Detection in Arabic, 2007, The Seventh Conference on Language Engineering
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

Automatic Summarization of Arabic Texts, 2006, The Sixth Conference on Language Engineering, December 2006
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.


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