This Master Class will include presentations of the full suite of advanced Arabic language technologies, specifically NLP, Machine Translation, Segmentation, Parsing, Normalization, Diacritization, Speech Recognition among others and some of the implementations in real-world solutions and scenarios. Another important aspect that will be discussed is the heavy use and reliance on machine learning for all the technologies presented.
Majd Abbar is currently the Director of Business Development and Commercialization Strategy at Qatar Computing Research Institute. Prior to QCRI, he spent 20 years at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA where he established the Arabic Windows team and was responsible for the strategic language planning roadmap for the Microsoft Desktop programs and the Localization outsourcing strategy. Majd Abbar has a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Management Information Systems and Advanced Project Management from Stanford University.