International Workshop


Arabic Linguistics and Digital Humanities


Towards the Fès Summer School


Rome, 17-18 November 2016


Organized by Giuliano Lancioni – Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures of Roma Tre University

in collaboration with Sapienza University of Rome and University of Helsinki


Thursday, November 17

Conference hall Ignazio Ambrogio

·         Institutional Greetings

9.30 - 10.00

Giuseppe Di Battista, Vice President for Research of Roma Tre University

Luca Pietromarchi, Director of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures of Roma Tre University

Adriano Rossi, President of ISMEO

Giuliano Lancioni, Roma Tre University


·         Session IChair Manuela Giolfo

10.00 - 11.00

Azzeddine Mazroui (Mohammed First University of Oujda), Morphological Disambiguation of Arabic Language

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 13.30

Vito Pirrelli (Institute for Computational Linguistics, CNR, Pisa), Implications of Discriminative Learning for Arabic Morphology

Arsalane Zarghili (University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fès), Towards a Multi-font Arabic OCR

13.30 - 15.00 Lunch break


·         Session II - Chair Arsalane Zarghili

15.00 – 17.00

Giuliano Lancioni (Roma Tre University), Lemmatization, Semantic Annotation and Valency Frames: Towards post-Brown Corpus Linguistics

Ouafae Nahli (Sapienza University of Rome – ILC, CNR, Pisa), Acquisition de Ressources Lexicales Numérisées pour la Langue Arabe

17.00 - 17.30 Coffee break

17.30 - 18.30

Manuela Giolfo and Federico Salvaggio (University of Genoa), The Use of ICT for Authentic Description and Reproduction of Contemporary Arabic


Friday, November 18

Conference hall Ignazio Ambrogio

·         Session III Chair Giuseppe Cecere

9.00 – 11.00

Karim Bouzoubaa (University of Rabat), New Metrics and Standard Corpus for Arabic Stemmers Evaluation

Simona Olivieri (University of Helsinki), Text Encoding and Information Retrieval for Arabic Grammatical Texts

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break


·         Session IV Chair Vito Pirrelli

11.30 – 13.30

Valeria Pettinari (Sapienza University of Rome), Morphological and Lexical Features Encoding for Informal Arabic Texts

Ilaria Cicola (Sapienza University of Rome - EPHE), A Digital Approach to the Arabic Alchemical Corpus of Jabir. New Technologies for Ancient Texts

Valentina B. Lanza (Sapienza University of Rome), Digital Encoding and Lemmatization of the Judeo- Arabic Texts: The Targum of Canticles


·         Plenary Session

13.30 – 14.00

Roundtable and conclusions





Organizing committee:

Simona Olivieri, University of Helsinki

Valeria Pettinari and Valentina Lanza, Sapienza University of Rome


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