Farag A. Ahmed

M.Sc. Farag A. Ahmed

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Faculty of Computer Science
Institut für Technische und Betriebliche Informationssysteme (ITI)
Gebäude 29, Universitätsplatz 2, 39106 Magdeburg, G29-005

Research Topics

I am interested in enhancing and finding new ways of retrieving Arabic content in web, dealing with its complexity that impede its retrieval. Furthermore, I am interested in Cross language information retrieval between Arabic and other languages. This research interest led me to the study of different models of information retrieval, machine learning, Word sense disambiguation, corpora linguistic and natural language processing. I am also interested in building better tools to help people understand and use complex cross information retrieval environments.

Research Activities







  • Farag Ahmed and Andreas Nürnberger, Corpora based Approach for Arabic/English Word Translation Disambiguation. Journal of Speech and Language Technology, Volume 11, pp. 195-213, 2008. BibTex
  • Farag Ahmed and Andreas Nürnberger, Arabic/English Word Translations Disambiguation using Parallel Corpus and Matching Schemes, In: Proceedings of the 12th European Machine Translation Conference (EAMT08) 22-23 September 2008 at University of Hamburg, Germany. pp. 6-11. BibTex
  • Farag Ahmed and Andreas Nürnberger, Arabic/English Word Translation Disambiguation Approach based on Naive Bayesian Classifier, In: Proceedings of the 3th IEEE International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IMCSIT08) 20-22 October 2008 at Wisla, Poland. pp. 331-338. BibTex
  • Farag Ahmed and Andreas Nürnberger, araSearch: Improving Arabic text retrieval via detection of word form variations, In: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information Systems and Economic Intelligence (SIIE'2008) 14-16 february 2008 at Hammamet in Tunisia, pp. 309-323. (Best Paper AwardBibTex
  • Farag Ahmed, Naoum Jamous and Andreas Nürnberger, Evaluations of Unsupervised String Similarities Approaches for Arabic Text Searching, In: Proceedings of the 1st International Engineering Science Conference (IESC'2008) 02-04 November 2008 at Aleppo in Syria.


  • Farag Ahmed and Andreas Nürnberger, N-Grams Conflation Approach for Arabic Text, In:Proceedings of the International Workshop on improving Non English Web Searching iNEWS07) In conjunction with The 30th Annual International (ACM SIGIR Conference).Amsterdam City, Netherlands,2007. pp. 39-46. BibTex
  • Farag Ahmed, Ernesto William De Luca and Andreas Nürnberger, MultiSpell: an N-Gram Based Language-Independent Spell Checker, In: Poster Postproc  of Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing-2007), Mexico City, 2007.

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