Dr. Alberto Barrón-Cedeño

Arabic Language Technologies

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QCRI represents a great opportunity to work side by side with high-class researchers on language technologies that have impact all-around the globe.

Research Focus at QCRI

Alberto is a Scientist in QCRI’s Arabic Language Technologies group. He is interested in the development of technology for the analysis and exploitation of (multilingual) text.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining QCRI, Alberto worked at the Talp Research Center, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain), where he was an ERCIM Alain Bensoussan fellow.

Alberto has been involved in various European and Spanish projects on natural language processing, information retrieval, and machine translation. He has co-authored 5 journal papers and over 25 conference papers in top venues. Alberto has also co-organised various editions of the PAN Evaluation Labs on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse at CLEF. In addition, he serves as a committee member in journals such as Knowledge-based Systems (Elsevier) and Language Resources and Evaluation (Springer), as well as international conferences such as ACM's SIGIR and EMNLP.

Alberto received a PhD and MS in Computer Science from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (Spain), and a MS and BS in Computer Science from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.


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Improving disaster response efforts through data


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Upcoming Events


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QCRI Summer Internship Program

Download ICS File 06/05/2018  - 05/07/2018 , Hamad Bin Khalifa Research Complex

Each year, Qatar Computing Research Institute organizes a summer internship program for undergraduate students studying computer science, computer engineering and other disciplines. The internship is unpaid, and QCRI does not provide any visa support.

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Past Events


(MLDAS 2018) Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium

Download ICS File 12/03/2018  - 13/03/2018 ,

Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium - MLDAS 2018 Building on the success of the three previous events , Boeing and QCRI will hold the fifth Machine Learning and Data Analytics Symposium (...

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QCRI's Creative Space to hold free app inventor workshop

Download ICS File 01/02/2018 ,

QCRI is to offer an introduction to mobile app development workshop for boys and girls aged 13-16. Students will learn the basics of mobile app development using the App Inventor platform. The ...

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News Releases


QCRI’s Advanced Transcription System snares ARC’18 Best Innovation Award


Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser presents accolade for system that automatically converts speech to text using state-of-the-art speech recognition techniques.

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QCRI signs three-year MoU with the Berlin Big Data Center


MoU will promote collaboration via an exchange of research, academic materials, faculty and research scholars.

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Hundreds attend QCRI's first Creative Space Fair


Attendance at inaugural event shows 'buoyant interest' in computing in Qatar.

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