Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
NLP of Semitic Languages
Alon Itai, Department of Computer Science, Technion, Israel
The talk will describe the difficulties in processing Arabic and Hebrew, and how to apply Machine learning techniques. In particular, we will show how methods designed for Hebrew were applied successfully to process Arabic and vice versa.
Prof. Alon Itai has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Physics, from Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. He is currently a Full professor in the faculty of Computer Science in the Technion. Between 2002-2005, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Computer Science in the Technion. Prof. Itai has published over 80 widely quoted research papers in refereed journals and refereed conferences. He has supervised over 20 graduate students. He has received numerous research funds, and is now the head of the Knowledge Center for Processing Hebrew. Prof. Itais research interest is algorithms: how to solve problems efficiently. He investigated theoretical problems on graphs, storage in electronic disks, deterministic and probabilistic methods for distributed
computing. His current interests include statistical method for Natural language processing.
Monday, 3 November 2008 at 11:00,