Daoud Daoud


Discovering Potential Terminological Relationships from Twitter’s Timed Content
Mohammad Daoud | Daoud Daoud
Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon (CogALex - V)

This paper presents a method to discover possible terminological relationships from tweets. We match the histories of terms (frequency patterns). Similar history indicates a possible relationship between terms. For example, if two terms (t1, t2) appeared frequently in Twitter at particular days, and there is a ‘similarity’ in the frequencies over a period of time, then t1 and t2 can be related. Maintaining standard terminological repository with updated relationships can be difficult; especially in a dynamic domain such as social media where thousands of new terms (neology) are coined every day. So we propose to construct a raw repository of lexical units with unconfirmed relationships. We have experimented our method on time-sensitive Arabic terms used by the online Arabic community of Twitter. We draw relationships between these terms by matching their similar frequency patterns (timelines). We use dynamic time warping as a similarity measure. For evaluation, we have selected 630 possible terms (we call them preterms) and we matched the similarity of these terms over a period of 30 days. Around 270 correct relationships were discovered with a precision of 0.61. These relationships were extracted without considering the textual context of the term.


Arabic Disambiguation Using Dependency Grammar
Daoud Daoud | Mohammad Daoud
Actes de la 16ème conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles. Articles courts

In this paper, we present a new approach to disambiguation Arabic using a joint rule-based model which is conceptualized using Dependency Grammar. This approach helps in highly accurate analysis of sentences. The analysis produces a semantic net like structure expressed by means of Universal Networking Language (UNL) - a recently proposed interlingua. Extremely varied and complex phenomena of Arabic language have been addressed.