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Welcome to the ArQAT project website! ArQAT (pronounced as 'Ar Cat') stands for 'Arabic Question Answering in Twitter'.

In this project, we aim to build a system that helps users find answers to their questions in Twitter, and specifically, Arabic content in Twitter.

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Latest News

Mossaab Awarded PhD Degree

ArQAT team member, Mossaab, a phD candidate at University of Maryland has recently defended his Dissertation and was awarded a phD degree. Congratulations, Dr. Mossaab!  

ArQAT’s Paper Accepted at SIGIR

Paper draft co-authored by team members Mossaab and Douglas and titled ‘Building Bridges across Social Platforms: Answering Twitter Questions with Yahoo! Answers’ recently got accepted at the 40th Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR) to be held in the summer of 2017 This is following 2 previous papers […]

ArQAT Makes it to the Newspapers!

ArQAT’s 1st rank at TREC 2016 was heavily featured in the local newspapers . While numerous newspapers articles were written in different newspapers – Gulf Times, Al Sharq, The Peninsula, and Al Arab, Qatar University also congratulated the team on their social media portals – Facebook and Twitter – and on their official Arabic and English websites. A proud […]

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