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ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP), Volume 13 Issue 2, June 2014

The Effectiveness of a Jawi Stemmer for Retrieving Relevant Malay Documents in Jawi Characters
Suliana Sulaiman, Khairuddin Omar, Nazlia Omar, Mohd Zamri Murah, Hamdan Abdul Rahman
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/2540988

The Malay language has two types of writing script, known as Rumi and Jawi. Most previous stemmer results have reported on Malay Rumi characters and only a few have tested Jawi characters. In this article, a new Jawi stemmer has been proposed and...

Towards Kurdish Information Retrieval
Kyumars Sheykh Esmaili, Shahin Salavati, Anwitaman Datta
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/2556948

The Kurdish language is an Indo-European language spoken in Kurdistan, a large geographical region in the Middle East. Despite having a large number of speakers, Kurdish is among the less-resourced languages and has not seen much attention from...

Word Prediction System for Text Entry in Hindi
Manoj Kumar Sharma, Debasis Samanta
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/2617590

Word prediction is treated as an efficient technique to enhance text entry rate. Existing word prediction systems predict a word when a user correctly enters the initial few characters of the word. In fact, a word prediction system fails if the...

Splitting Arabic Texts into Elementary Discourse Units
Iskandar Keskes, Farah Benamara Zitoune, Lamia Hadrich Belguith
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/2601401

In this article, we propose the first work that investigates the feasibility of Arabic discourse segmentation into elementary discourse units within the segmented discourse representation theory framework. We first describe our annotation scheme...

TALIP Perspectives, Guest Editorial Commentary: Pragmatic and Cultural Considerations for Deception Detection in Asian Languages
Victoria L. Rubin
Article No.: 10
DOI: 10.1145/2605292

In hopes of sparking a discussion, I argue for much needed research on automated deception detection in Asian languages. The task of discerning truthful texts from deceptive ones is challenging, but a logical sequel to opinion mining. I suggest...