Conference program

In collaboration with the Metropolitan City of Palermo


Very important: the video projector available for all your presentations has only one VGA input. Therefore, you are strongly adviced to BRING IN YOUR OWN ADAPTERS if you need to expose your presentation on your computer and if you have:

– a LAPTOP PC with only HDMI outputs;


Thank you.



The Conference venu will be Palazzo Comitini (Metropolitan City of Palermo), Via Maqueda, 100 (only 500 meters from Palermo Central Train Station).



Wednesday, 20th


Registration and coffee break

Invited Speakers Session – Chairman: Max Silberztein
10:00-10:50 Mireille Piot (Université de Grenoble Alpes, France) – Morris Salkoff: A life dedicated to automatic syntactic analysis
10:50-11:40 Annibale Elia (Università di Salerno, Italy) – Maurice Gross: An engineer devoted to linguistics
1st Conference Session – Chairman: Annibale Elia
11:40-12:05 Ignazio M. Mirto (Università di Palermo, Italy), Emanuele Cipolla (Palermo, Italy) and Adriano Manfrè (Palermo, Italy) – “Is this a prepositional phrase or a noun phrase?” Problems with the partitive article in Italian
12:05-12:30 Max Silberztein (Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France) – Formalizing unary transformations for French
12:30-14:00 Lunch
2nd Conference Session – Chairman: Mireille Piot
14:00-14:25 Roua Torjmen (University of Sfax, Faculty of Economic Sciences and Management of Sfax, Miracl Laboratory, Tunisia), Kais Haddar (University of Sfax, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, Miracl Laboratory, Tunisia) – Construction of morphological grammars for Tunisian dialect
14:25-14:50 Dario Karl, Božo Bekavac, Ida Raffaelli (University of Zagreb, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Linguistic, Croatia)A construction grammar approach in the Nooj framework: semantic analysis of lexemes describing emotions in Croatian language
14:50-15:15 Nadia Ghezaiel Hammouda (Institute of computer sciences and communications of Harnmam Sousse, Miracl Laboratory, University of Sfax, Tunisia), Kais Haddar (University of Sfax, Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, Miracl Laboratory, Tunisia) – Improvement of Arabic NooJ Parser through disambiguation rules
15:15-15:40 Cristina Mota (L2F/INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal), Jorge Baptista (Universidade do Algarve, Portugal), Anabela Barreiro (L2F/INESC-ID Lisboa, Portugal) – The Lexicon-Grammar of predicate nouns with “ser de” in Port4NooJ
15:40-16:05 Dhekra Najar, Slim Mesfar, Henda Ben Ghezela (RIADI, University of Manouba, Tunisia) – Study of ambiguity levels in Arabic natural language processing
16:05-16:45 Coffee break plus Poster Session

Multi-level approach for the analysis of non-standardized textual data: lexical analysis and morphosyntactic tagging of texts in middle FrenchMourad Aouini

Nooj App OptimizationZineb Gotti, Samir Mbarki, Naziha Laaz and Sara Gotti (MISC Laboratory, Faculty of Science, lbn Tofàil University, Kenitra, Morocco)

Modernisation of Desktop Java Nooj Version: User Interface and DictionariesYuras Hetsevich (United Institute of lnformatics Problems, Minsk, Belarus), Hanna Stanislavenka (United Institute of lnformatics Problems, Minsk, Belarus), Alexandr Schcarbakou (Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Belarus)

16:45-18:00 NooJ Tutorial – Safa Boudhina (University of Gabes, Tunisia): Automatic semantic annotation
18:00-24:00 Welcome Cocktail

Thursday, 21st

1st Conference Session – Chairman: Mohammed Mourchid
09-00-09:25 Francesca Parisi, Maria Teresa Chiaravalloti (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, Rende Cosenza, Italy) – A set of Nooj Grammars to verify laboratory data correctness
09:25-09:50 Safa Boudhina (University of Gabes, Tunisia), Héla Fehri (University of Sfax, Tunisia) – A semantic-syntactic disambiguation system of French locative verbs and their automatic translation to Arabic language
09:50-10:15 Raffaele Guarasci, Alessandro Maisto, Serena Pelosi, Daniela Trotta (Università di Salerno, Italy)A Comparative Analysis of Political Speeches with Nooj
10:15-10:40 Krešimir Šojat, Kristina Kocijan, Matea Filko (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia) – Processing of aspectual derivatives in Croatian
10:40-11:05 Farida Yamouni (Tizi Ouzou University, Algeria) – A dictionary of computer science and internet verbs for automatic analysis and translation
11:05-11:30 Coffee break
2nd Conference Session – Chairman: Samir Mbarki
11:30-11:55 Masako Watabe (Université de la Sorbonne, France)- Noun phrases in Rromani
11:55-12:20 Mario Monteleone (Università di Salerno, Italy) NooJ Grammars and Ethical Algorithms: Tackling On-Line Hate Speech
3rd Conference Session – Chairman: Ignazio Mauro Mirto
14:00-14:25 Ahmed Bounoua (Faculty of Sciences, USMBA, Fez, Marocco), Ahmed Zinedine (Faculty of Sciences, USMBA, Fez, Marocco), Mohamed El Hannach (International Agency for ANLP IA4NLP), Rachida Kasmi (International Agency for ANLP IA4NLP) – The electronic dictionary Al-Erfan of standard Arabic Nooj format based on roots-patterns 
14:25-14:50 Beatrice Folino (Università di Salerno, Italy), Joan Serrapica(University of Lancaster, England) Italian linguistic resources for Nooj: a sample of hashtag dictionaries and grammar
14:50-15:15 Denis Le Pesant (Université Paris Nanterre, France) – Présentation d’un dictionnaire NooJ de phrases préfabriquées
15:15-15:40 Sonia Lay (Università di Salerno, Italy) – Pastries or soaps? A stylometric analysis of Leonarda Cianciulli’s manuscript and other procedural documents, with Nooj
16:05-19:00 Excursion in Palermo
19:00-24:00 Gala Diner

Friday, 22nd

1st Conference Session – Chairman: Denis Le Pesant
09-00-09:25 Mariem Essid (University of Gabes, Tunisia), Héla Fehri (Miracl Laboratory, University of Sfax, Tunisia)- A semantico-syntactic disambiguation system of Arabic movement and speech verbs and their automatic translation to French language using NooJ
09:25-09:50 Andrea Rodrigo (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina), Silvia Reyes (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina), Alejandra Rodriguez (lnstituto Superior del Profesorado No 16 “Bernardo A. Houssay”, Rosario) – Some considerations regarding the adverb in Spanish and its automatic treatment: a pedagogical application of the NooJ platform
09:50-10:15 Zizette Chamaa (Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Center for Language Sciences and Communication, Lebanese University)Replenishing the Armenian Language Dictionary of NooJ module
10:15-10:40 Walter Koza (ELV -Lingüística de Valparaíso, Chile) – Automatic recognition of predicative patterns in medical texts. A linguistic information processing-based methodology
10:40-11:05 Rafik Kassmi, Samir Mbarki, Mohammed Mourchid, Abdelaziz Mouloudi (MISC Laboratory, Faculty ofScience, lbn Tofail Universìty, Kenitra-Morocco) – Implementation of Arabic phonological rules In Nooj
11:05-11:30 Coffee break
2nd Conference Session – Chairman: Mario Monteleone
11:30-11:55 Abderrahim Khemisse, Samir Mbarki, Mohammed Mourchid, Abdelaziz Mouloudi (MISC Laboratory, Faculty ofScience, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco) – Rules-based translation of Arabic verbal sentences to English using the Nooj platform
11:55-12:20 Tong Yang (DILTEC, Sorbonne Nouvelle University, France) – Extraction of verbal phrasemes in the culinary field by NooJ
12:30-14:00 Lunch
3rd Conference Session – Chairman: Mohamed El Hannach
14:00-14:25 Maddalena della Volpe, Francesca Esposito (Università di Salerno, Italy)Mining entrepreneurial committment in university communication: evidence from Italy
14:25-14:50 Said Bourahma, Mohammed Mourchid, Samir Mbarki, Abdelaziz Mouloudi (MISC laboratory, Faculty of Science, lbn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco) – Expansive simple Arabic sentence parsing using the NooJ platform
14:50-15:15 Ilham Blanchete, Mohammed Mourchid, Samir Mbarki, Abdelaziz Mouloudi (MISC laboratory, Faculty of Science, lbn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco) – Arabic broken plural generation using extracted linguistic conditions based on root-pattern approach in the NooJ Platform
15:15-15:40 Hamid Annouz (INALCO, Paris, France) – Formal treatment of some ambiguities by using NooJ
15:40-16:05 Maximiliano Duran (UFTC, Besançon, France) – An automatic French-Quechua conjugator
16:05-16:30 Coffee break
4th Conference Session – Chairman: Abdelaziz Mouloudi
16:30-16:55 Kristina Kocijan (Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia), Maria Pia di Buono (TakeLab ZEMRIS, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia) Linda Mijić (Department of Classical Philology, University of Zadar, Croatia)- Detecting Latin-based medical terminology in Croatian texts
 16:55-17:20 Essia Bessaies, Slim Mesfar, Henda Ben Ghezala (Riadi, Ensi, University of Manouba, Tunisia)- Processing Medical Definition Questions In Standard Arabic Using Nooj
17:20-18:00 Conference Closure
18:00-19:30 NooJ Association General Assembly

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