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Humanist Archives: Feb. 2, 2022, 6:14 a.m. Humanist 35.509 - events: analysing news consumption

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 509.
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        Date: 2022-02-01 13:43:46+00:00
        From: Wajdi Zaghouani <>
        Subject: Final Call : Panel Webinar Invitation: Analyzing the MENA Social Dynamics Using NLP and Big Data Methods (Online)

Save the date! Sunday Feb 6, 2022, 6Pm-7:30Pm (GMT+3 / Qatar Time).

You are all invited to join our online panel webinar on “Analyzing the MENA
Social Dynamics Using NLP and Big Data Methods” with Prof. Eric Arwell
(Leeds University), Dr. Walid Magdy (The University of Edinburgh), Dr.
Kareem Darwish (aiXplain Inc) and Dr. Muhammad Imran (QCRI). The panel is
part of the CHSS Middle East Conference 2022.

Registration form to get the Webex links:
Full Conference Program:

Chair: George Mikros, Professor in Digital Humanities, Middle Eastern
Studies Department (HBKU)
Moderator: Wajdi Zaghouani, Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities,
Middle Eastern Studies Department (HBKU)

Webinar Program  - Feb 6, 2022, 6Pm-7:30Pm (GMT+3)

1. Kareem Darwish, Principal Scientist, Principal Scientist, aiXplain Inc:
“News Consumption in Time of Conflict: 2021 Palestinian-Israel War as an

2. Muhammad Imran, Senior Scientist, Qatar Computing Research Institute
“Two Billion Multilingual COVID-19 Tweets with Sentiment, Entity, Geo, and
Gender Labels”

3. Walid Magdy, Reader, School of Informatics, The University of Edinburgh:
“Understanding the Arab Region from Social Media: What can we learn?”

4. Eric Atwell, Professor of Artificial Intelligence for Language, School
of Computing, University of Leeds:
“Understanding the Quran: A Challenge for Artificial Intelligence”

If you have any questions, please feel free to email :


Wajdi Zaghouani, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
P.O. Box 34110 | Education City | Doha, Qatar
tel: +974 4454 5601 | mob: +974 33454992| Office A141, LAS Building

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