Grants:TPS/Csisc/AICCSA 2017

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Presenting Wikidata for Arab Computational Linguists
summaryI was accepted to present a paper about Wikidata in AICCSA. In this paper, I will explain to researchers about Arabic Natural Language Processing how Wikidata can be useful for the processing of texts in Modern Standard Arabic and in Arabic dialects and I will motivate them to use it
event locationHammamet, Tunisia
event date(s)Oct 29-Nove 03 2017
amount requested594.15 USD
home countryTunisia
submitted on18:00, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Proposed participation[edit]


Tell us how you'll carry out your project. What will you and other organizers spend your time doing?

I will present my paper in AICCSA 2017. It will be discussed in ANLP Workshop in 02 Nov.

How will you let others in your community know about your project (please provide links to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions)? Why are you targeting a specific audience?

The conference is indexed ERA C. So, many computational linguists and computer scientists will be present to show their works. These scientists will be present in the workshop without having to invite them. These scientists have developed some lexicons about Modern Standard Arabic and Arabic dialects, It will be excellent if these lexicons are added to Wikidata and after that used in Computational Linguistics (Machine Translation, POS Tagging...)

What will you have done at the end of your project? How will you follow-up with people that are involved with your project?

Convincing Computational linguists to use Wikidata in their works and to add Arabic lexicons to Wikidata
I will follow-up with my audience after the conference using email messages

Goal and expected impact[edit]


  • Recruit new editors to Wikidata
  • Add existing lexicons in Modern Standard Arabic and in Arabic dialects to Wikidata
  • Inciting Computational Linguists and Computer scientists to use Wikidata for their tools for the processing of Modern Standard Arabic and of the Arabic dialects


  1. Number of total participants: 40
  2. Number of Labels in Arabic dialects to be added to Wikidata: 10000 by December 2017, can be 100000 after.

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Registration fee: 875 TND = 361.15 USD
  • Transport fee: 25 USD
  • Accomodation fee: 52 USD * 4 = 208 USD

Other instructions[edit]

Contact information: turkiabdelwaheb(_AT_)


  • Yes please :) GerardM (talk) 10:05, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Abhinav619
  • Support Support It is beneficial for the Tunisian community. Sami Mlouhi (talk) 11:37, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Serious contributor. Dyolf77 (talk) 12:18, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Physikerwelt (talk) 01:38, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support This is a good opportunity for the user and for the whole community. Youssef Ben Haj Yahia (talk) 03:05, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
  • I'd like to listen to an Afrian speak about Wikidata Kayusyussuf (talk) 10:23, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Important to support Wikimedia volunteers Papischou 10:25, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support Indeed it's beneficial to our community ! I hope you make it to the grant Csisc ! Emnamizouni (talk) 10:32, 21 August 2017 (UTC)
  • Support Support It's a very interesting project ! Zeinebtakouti (talk) 12:57, 21 August 2017 (UTC)