I am a PhD student at the School of Informatics, the University of Edinburgh.
I am working under the supervision of Walid Magdy and Bonnie Webber.
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.
Abu Farha I. and W. Magdy. "A Comparative Study of Effective Approaches for Arabic Sentiment Analysis". Information Processing & Management (IP&M) Journal 2021 link
Abu Farha I. and W. Magdy. "From Arabic Sentiment Analysis to Sarcasm Detection: The ArSarcasm Dataset". OSACT4 - LREC 2020 link
Abu Farha I. and W. Magdy. "Multitask Learning for Arabic Offensive Language and Hate-Speech Detection". OSACT4 - LREC 2020 link
Qaroush A., 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
Free online Arabic Sentiment Analysis tool and API
Abu Farha I. and W. Magdy. "Mazajak: An Online Arabic Sentiment Analyser". WANLP - ACL 2019 link
Main Researcher on Mazajak project for Arabic sentiment analysis.
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.
Internship and practical training on using .NET framework.
University of Edinbrugh
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