Projects and Demos

Some of our more recent projects and demos include:
  • QATS:  QCRI Advanced Transcription System, a state-of-the-art speech recognition system for Modern Standard Arabic, is now live on Aljazeera.net!  Select daily or archived videos and turn on the closed caption feature.
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  • Hot Summer Cool Research - The Arabic Language Technologies team worked with undergraduate students during QCRI's summer internship program on a number of projects. 
  • Arabic e-book reader - an application that supports right-to-left script and other requiremements for the Arabic language.
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  • Ethraa - an initiative to enrich the quality and quantity of digital Arabic content.  An editing tool has been developed to help translate content for Wikipedia.  Link to beta.
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Research Director

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Dr. Stephan Vogel

Being part of a research institute in start-up mode, helping to build a strong team doing world class research, and at the same time experiencing a different environment in terms of culture and language, geography and climate.
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Principal Scientist

Dr. Lluis Marquez

Coming to QCRI represents facing very exciting research challenges, which are tightly connected to real applications that can impact people interaction and access to information; Contributing to QCRI’s ambitious goals surrounded by a strong team of researchers in an international and dynamic work environment is a real privilege
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Principal Scientist

Fabrizio Sebastiani

With very strong research groups in (among others) language technologies, data analytics, and social computing, QCRI is a data scientist’s heaven and an opportunity to be at the forefront of today’s research.
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Principal Scientist

Dr. Kemal Oflazer

QCRI offers an excellent chance to collaborate with top researchers in language technologies and I hope to contribute to this
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Principal Scientist

Dr. Alessandro Moschitti

QCRI is an advanced research center focused on modern ICT areas: it has the potential to become a top ranked center for such technologies.
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Speechmatics Partners with QCRI for Arabic Speech-to-Text Transcription

22/05/2016

Speechmatics is working with the Qatar Computing Research Institute to transcribe Arabic broadcasts and audio files into text. U.K. firm Speechmatics this week announced plans to use the Qatar ...

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Six Ways Social Media is Changing the World

11/04/2016

Around the world, billions of us use social media every day, and that number just keeps growing. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2018, 2.44 billion people will be using social networks, up from ...

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AI helps answer thousands of health queries in Zambia via SMS

10/04/2016

For many people in Zambia with health queries, sending a text message is the best way to get it answered. U-report, a free SMS-based service set up by UNICEF and run by volunteers, receives many ...

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Events

Past Events

2016

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Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC'16)

Download ICS File 22/03/2016  - 23/03/2016 ,

The Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC’16) will be held on 22nd and 23rd March,2016 at the Qatar National Convention Center. The conference aims to advance Qatar’s ambitious ...

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Coding is Cool 2016

Download ICS File 21/03/2016 , QNCC Room 215-217

Organized by Qatar Computing Research Institute and MIT-Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

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Self-Driving Cars Are Coming - Public Talk by Daniela Rus

Download ICS File 20/03/2016 , QNCC Room 215-217

Abstract: We spend a lot of time in out cars, yet this is a part of our lives where we have been vulnerable to the world's leading cause of bodily harm. Now, the digitization of practically ...

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World Humanitarian Summit invites QCRI to showcase research

18/05/2016

QCRI’s Social Computing team members discuss plans for the summit with Dr Ahmed Elmagarmid (second from left). The Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), one of Hamad bin Khalifa University’s ...

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QCRI in deal with UK’s Speechmatics to take Arabic transcription technology global

16/05/2016

UK-based company Speechmatics is to use technology developed by the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), a division of Hamad bin Khalifa University, to take Arabic speech-to-text services to ...

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IT Interrupted

10/05/2016

When it comes to women in information technology, Qatar represents a dichotomy. Many women computer scientists and engineers are involved in cutting-edge research in the field; but this goes ...

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