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      A Lexical Distance Study of Arabic Dialects

      Abu Kwaik, Kathrein; Saad, Motaz K; Chatzikyriakidis, Stergios; Dobnika, Simon (Elsevier BV, 2018)
      Diglossia is a very common phenomenon in Arabic-speaking communities, where the spoken language is different from both Classical Arabic (CA) and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). The spoken language is characterised as a number ...
    • LSTM-CNN Deep Learning Model for Sentiment Analysis of Dialectal Arabic

      Abu Kwaik, Kathrein; Saad, Motaz K; Chatzikyriakidis, Stergios; Dobnik, Simon (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2019)
      In this paper we investigate the use of Deep Learning (DL) methods for Dialectal Arabic Sentiment Analysis. We propose a DL model that combines long-short term memory (LSTM) with convolutional neural networks (CNN). The ...
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      Shami: A Corpus of Levantine Arabic Dialects

      Abu Kwaik, Kathrein; Saad, Motaz K; Chatzikyriakidis, Stergios; Dobnik, Simon (2018)
      Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is the official language used in education and media across the Arab world both in writing and formal speech. However, in daily communication several dialects depending on the country, region ...