Mohamed Balabel


Cairo Student Code-Switch (CSCS) Corpus: An Annotated Egyptian Arabic-English Corpus
Mohamed Balabel | Injy Hamed | Slim Abdennadher | Ngoc Thang Vu | Özlem Çetinoğlu
Proceedings of the Twelfth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

Code-switching has become a prevalent phenomenon across many communities. It poses a challenge to NLP researchers, mainly due to the lack of available data needed for training and testing applications. In this paper, we introduce a new resource: a corpus of Egyptian- Arabic code-switch speech data that is fully tokenized, lemmatized and annotated for part-of-speech tags. Beside the corpus itself, we provide annotation guidelines to address the unique challenges of annotating code-switch data. Another challenge that we address is the fact that Egyptian Arabic orthography and grammar are not standardized.