The research team "Text Mining and Semantic Web" attached to the Laboratory “Engineering, Systems and Applications" of the National School of Applied Sciences in Fez (ENSA-USMBA) and the “Arabic Language Engineering Society in Morocco” organize The Second National Doctoral Symposium in the field of Arabic Language Engineering (JDILA'2015), on 28-29 October 2015 at the National School of Applied Sciences- Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University USMBA, Fez.

This Symposium aims at encouraging Doctoral Students working on Arabic Natural Language Processing (Arabic NLP) to share their research results in the area of Arabic Language Engineering (Theoretical Studies, Practical Achievement…).

This Symposium is also an appropriate space for scientific exchange between researchers.



  • Creating a space for communication, discussion, and scientific exchanges between specialists in Arabic NLP and related Arabic Text Mining Applications.
  • Sharing the latest scientific results concerning Language Resources and Computer Applications.
  • Presenting Theoretical and Practical Achievements proposed by Doctoral Students in the field of Arabic NLP.
  • Establishing a space for collaboration between Moroccan researches on research topics and projects related to the area of Arabic NLP.
  • Making the leaders and economic actors aware of the importance that can provide the promoting of scientific research in the area of Arabic NLP.

Topics of interest

Participants are invited to submit original communications in all the areas of Arabic NLP.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Information Retrieval Systems
  • Question/Answering Systems
  • Opining Mining and Sentiment Analysis
  • Text Categorization and Clustering
  • Named Entity Recognition
  • Information Extraction
  • Part-Of-Speech Tagging (POS)
  • Word Sense Disambiguation
  • Text Summarization
  • Machine Translation
  • Cross-Language Applications: Arabic-English, Arabic-Spanish, Arabic-French
  • Study of Linguistic Phenomena
  • Language Resources: Linguistic Dictionnaries-Based resources (Phonology, Morphology, Semantic)
  • Developement and Normalisation of Linguistic Resources and their Exploitation in Arabic NLP Applications
  • Spell-check and automatic corrections
  • Generation and Analysis (Morphology, Syntax, Semantics)
  • Evaluation and Comparative Analysis of Linguistic Resources and NLP Applications
  • Comparative Linguistic Studies
  • Optical Character Recognition (OCR)