Daliyah AlZeer


The Shared Task on Gender Rewriting
Bashar Alhafni | Nizar Habash | Houda Bouamor | Ossama Obeid | Sultan Alrowili | Daliyah AlZeer | Kawla Mohmad Shnqiti | Ahmed Elbakry | Muhammad ElNokrashy | Mohamed Gabr | Abderrahmane Issam | Abdelrahim Qaddoumi | Vijay Shanker | Mahmoud Zyate
Proceedings of the The Seventh Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop (WANLP)

In this paper, we present the results and findings of the Shared Task on Gender Rewriting, which was organized as part of the Seventh Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop. The task of gender rewriting refers to generating alternatives of a given sentence to match different target user gender contexts (e.g., a female speaker with a male listener, a male speaker with a male listener, etc.). This requires changing the grammatical gender (masculine or feminine) of certain words referring to the users. In this task, we focus on Arabic, a gender-marking morphologically rich language. A total of five teams from four countries participated in the shared task.


ArSarcasm Shared Task: An Ensemble BERT Model for SarcasmDetection in Arabic Tweets
Laila Bashmal | Daliyah AlZeer
Proceedings of the Sixth Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop

Detecting Sarcasm has never been easy for machines to process. In this work, we present our submission of the sub-task1 of the shared task on sarcasm and sentiment detection in Arabic organized by the 6th Workshop for Arabic Natural Language Processing. In this work, we explored different approaches based on BERT models. First, we fine-tuned the AraBERTv02 model for the sarcasm detection task. Then, we used the Sentence-BERT model trained with contrastive learning to extract representative tweet embeddings. Finally, inspired by how the human brain comprehends the surface and the implicit meanings of sarcastic tweets, we combined the sentence embedding with the fine-tuned AraBERTv02 to further boost the performance of the model. Through the ensemble of the two models, our team ranked 5th out of 27 teams on the shared task of sarcasm detection in Arabic, with an F1-score of %59.89 on the official test data. The obtained result is %2.36 lower than the 1st place which confirms the capabilities of the employed combined model in detecting sarcasm.