Mohammad Salameh   محمّد سلامة 


PhD Student
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
email
: msalameh@ualberta.ca


About Me
I am a Ph.D. student at the University of Alberta, working under the supervision of Dr.Greg Kondrak and Dr.Colin Cherry. My area of interest is natural language processing. I am currently working on statistical machine translation into morphologically complex languages, morphology generation, segmentation and desegmentation. I am also interested in sentiment analysis for the Arabic language. You can find more about me here.
I am currently on the job market and looking for a post-doc or an industry research position in NLP.




Publications
Data
  • Arabic Sentiment Analysis and Cross-lingual Sentiment Resources link
  • (2015) Arabic BBN blog posts and Syrian tweets translated manually and automatically into English and annotated for sentiment. The original Arabic text is also annotated for sentiment.

    BBN blog posts: A subset of 1200 Arabic (Levantine dialect) sentences chosen from the BBN Arabic-Dialect/English Parallel Text. The sentences are extracted from social media posts and provided with their translation. We manually annotated this subset and its translations (both manual and automatic) for sentiment (positive, negative, or neutral).

    Syrian tweets: dataset of 2000 tweets originating from Syria (a country where Levantine dialectal Arabic is commonly spoken). These tweets were collected in May 2014 by polling the Twitter API. This dataset is not provided with manual English translation. We manually annotated this subset and its translations (both manual and automatic) for sentiment (positive, negative, or neutral).