Frequently Asked Questions

Dear all, I try my best to respond to all emails that come my way. However I am extremely busy and simply cannot do so.  In this page, I list the most common questions I get and the answers I give. If your question is on this page, I will not answer your email.


MADAMIRA Questions

Q: Is there a demo of MADAMIRA?

Yes. Here are two sites with the MADAMIRA demo:

Q: What does MADAMIRA do?

Read the papers about MADAMIRA listed under the MADAMIRA demo page: http://nlp.ldeo.columbia.edu/madamira/.

Q: How can I get a copy of MADAMIRA?

Follow the Download MADAMIRA link under the MADAMIRA demo page:

http://nlp.ldeo.columbia.edu/madamira/. For direct access, go to http://innovation.columbia.edu/technologies/cu14012_arabic-language-disambiguation-for-natural-language-processing-applications.

Q: My request to get a copy of MADAMIRA was denied.

Make sure to use an email address associated with your work institution or academic institution. Requests from generic accounts (gmail, hotmail, etc.) will be rejected.

Q: I do not understand some of the abbreviations in MADAMIRA's output.

Please refer to the following resources:


Software Running Questions

Q: I am having trouble getting software X to work. Please help.

If software X is not authored by me, I will not answer your email. Please contact the authors of the software.

If software X is authored by me, and the answer is in the manual of readme file, I will not answer your email.

Otherwise, thank you for your feedback!


Research Advice

Q: I am interested in doing research in NLP and I do not know where to start?

Wonderful! I recommend you start by going over the latest publication in our field. The following two sites are free and central:

If you are interested in Arabic NLP, try the following:

Q: I need free resources for Arabic NLP, where can I find some? Can you please share copies of resources you have access to?

Q: I am working on topic X and want advice from you on what to do.

Please make sure to CC your current advisor and include very specific questions.  If your questions could have been answered by reading publicly available papers or simple Google search, I will not answer them.


PhD Program at NYUAD

Q: I am interested in working on a Computer Science PhD under your supervision. How do I that?

NYU Abu Dhabi has agreements with two Computer Science doctoral programs in NYU New York.  The programs generally involve one year of classwork in NYU New York followed by three to four years of research in NYU Abu Dhabi.  If selected, the doctorate is fully funded under the NYU Abu Dhabi's Global PhD Student FellowshipPlease visit the NYUAD graduate programs website for more details about the Fellowship selection process. 

Please submit a standard PhD application to one or both Computer Science doctoral programs in NYU New York listed below.

The choice of the program will depend on you. When you apply you will be considered by the faculty in the NYU New York program as well as the NYU Abu Dhabi program. 

There is no separate application for the Global PhD Student Fellowship; all interested PhD applicants will be considered. Not all PhD application forms specifically ask about candidates' interest in NYUAD. You may indicate your interest in the NYUAD Global PhD by referencing NYUAD, an NYUAD faculty member, or an NYUAD research group in your personal statement (or other application documents). 

Please be advised that the PhD application deadlines are typically early or mid December of the preceding year.  If you missed the deadlines, it may still be possible to submit an application, but you should contact the relevant NYU New York department. 

For more information about the Global Ph.D. Student Fellowship, please contact nyuad.global.phd.fellows@nyu.edu.


Job Opportunities at CAMeL Lab

If you are interested in a position at CAMeL Lab, please make sure to include your CV and copies of some of your publications in your email. If there is a possible match, you will get a response.


Facebook Contact

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