Paper: Named Entity Recognition System for Dialectal Arabic

ACL ID W14-3610
Title Named Entity Recognition System for Dialectal Arabic
Venue Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing
Session
Year 2014
Authors

To date, majority of research for Ara- bic Named Entity Recognition (NER) ad- dresses the task for Modern Standard Ara- bic (MSA) and mainly focuses on the newswire genre. Despite some common characteristics between MSA and Dialec- tal Arabic (DA), the significant differences between the two language varieties hinder such MSA specific systems from solving NER for Dialectal Arabic. In this paper, we present an NER system for DA specif- ically focusing on the Egyptian Dialect (EGY). Our system delivers ? 16% im- provement in F1-score over state-of-the- art features.