Ibrahim Abu Farha

I am a PhD student at the School of Informatics, the University of Edinburgh. I am working under the supervision of Dr. Walid Magdy. My main research interests are Natural Language Processing (NLP), Arabic NLP, Computational Social Science and Machine Learning.
In 2018, I completed my MSc in Artificial Intelligence at the University of Edinburgh. The focus of the Masters was on Machine Learning and NLP where I worked on utilizing Deep Learning for Arabic Sentiment Analysis.
Additionally, I Completed my BA in Computer Systems Engineering from Birzeit University in Palestine. At Birzeit, I worked on Automatic Arabic Text Summarization.


Publications

  • Abu Farha I. and W. Magdy. "Mazajak: An Online Arabic Sentiment Analyser". WANLP - ACL 2019 link, live demo

  • A. Qaroush, I. Abu Farha, W. Ghanem, M. Washaha, and E. Maali. "An efficient single document Arabic text summarization using a combination of statistical and semantic features". Journal of King Saud University – Computer and Information Sciences (2019). link


Resources

Mazajak Arabic Sentiment Analyser

  • Free online Arabic Sentiment Analysis tool and API

  • Available here

  • Related publication:
    Abu Farha I. and W. Magdy. "Mazajak: An Online Arabic Sentiment Analyser". WANLP - ACL 2019 link

Mazajak Arabic Word Embeddigs

  • Arabic Word Embedding set for social media.

  • Word2vec vectors built using CBOW and Skip-gram Architectures.

  • Built using 250M tweets.

  • Available for free here

  • Related publication:
    Abu Farha I. and W. Magdy. "Mazajak: An Online Arabic Sentiment Analyser". WANLP - ACL 2019 link


Experience

Research Assistant

The University of Edinburgh

Main Researcher on Mazajak project for Arabic sentiment analysis.

August 2018 - January 2019

Teaching and Research Assistant

Birzeit University

As a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department, I was responsible of tutoring various specialized labs such as Computer Networks, Microprocessers, Linux, and Real Time Systems.

March 2016 - August 2017

.NET Intern

iConnect Technologies

Internship and practical training on using .NET framework.

June 2015 - August 2015

Contact

Email: i.abufarha@ed.ac.uk

Informatics Forum
University of Edinbrugh
10 Crichton Street
Edinburgh
United Kingdom
EH8 9AB

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