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Prof. Dr. Sarmad Hussain

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Dr.Sarmad Hussain

Biography

PhD in Speech Science, Department of Communication Sciences, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL., USA. 1993-1997. Thesis in Experimental Phonology and Phonetics: “Phonetic Correlates of Lexical Stress in Urdu.� Advisor: Janet Pierrehumbert.

Visiting Scholar, Phonetics Laboratory, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.Advisor: John Coleman.

MPhil in Computer Speech and Language Processing, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. 1992-1993. Thesis: “Synthesis of Urdu Consonants Using Infovox Text-to-Speech System.� Advisor: Sarah Hawkins.

BSEE (with Honors) in Electrical Engineering (Computer Eng.), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, TX., USA. 1988-1992.

Research Interest


Publications
  • A Novel Approach for Ranking Spelling Error Corrections for Urdu, in Language Resources and Evaluation, Special issue on Asian language technology, Naseem, T. and Hussain, S. (2007).
  • Journal Publications A Novel Approach for Ranking Spelling Error Corrections for Urdu, in Language Resources and Evaluation, Special issue on Asian language technology, Naseem, T. and Hussain, S. (2007).
  • Developing Lexicographic Sorting: An Example for Urdu, in ACM Transactions on Asian Languages Information Processing (2007).
  • Phonological Processing for Urdu Text to Speech System, in Contemporary Issues in Nepalese Linguistics (eds. Yadava, Bhattarai, Lohani, Prasain and Parajuli), Linguistics Society of Nepal (2005). ISBN 99946-57-69-0. Localisation in Pakistan, in Localisation Focus: The International Journal for Localisation 3(4), LRC, Univ. of Limerick, Ireland (2004). Pan Localisation Regional Initiative: Developing Local Language Computing, in I4D: Information for Development II(6), www.I4Donlinet.net, S. Hussain (2004).
  • A Longitudinal Investigation of Duration and Temporal Variability in Children’s Speech Production, in Journal of Acoustic Society of America (99) 4. pp. 2344-2349. B. Smith, M. Kenney & S. Hussain (1996).
  • Large Vocabulary Continuous Speech Recognition for Urdu, submitted to Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), Islamabad. Sarfraz, H., Hussain, S., Raza, A.A., Ullah, I., Sarfraz, Z (2010).
  • An ASR System for Spontaneous Urdu Speech, submitted to O-COCOSDA'10, Nepal, Sarfraz, H., Hussain, S., Raza, A.A., Ullah, I., Sarfraz, Z (2010).
  • Speech Corpus Development for a Speaker Independent Spontaneous Urdu, submitted to O-COCOSDA'10, Nepal, Raza, A.A., Hussain, S., Sarfraz, H., Ullah, I., Sarfraz, Z (2010).
  • Dzongkha Word Segementation, in the Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Asian Language Resources, COLING2010, Beijing, China. Norbu, S., Choejey, P., Dendup, T., Hussain, S. and Muaz, A. (2010).
  • Word Segmentation for Urdu OCR, in the Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Asian Language Resources, COLING2010, Beijing, China. Akram, M. and Hussain, S. (2010).
  • A hybrid approach to Urdu Verb Phrase chunking, in the Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Asian Language Resources, COLING2010, Beijing, China. Awan, W. and Hussain, S. (2010). Urdu
  • Word Segmentation, in Proceedings of NAACL HLT 2010, USA, Durrrani, N. and Hussain, S. (2010).
  • Transliterating Urdu for a Broad-Coverage Urdu/Hindi LFG Grammar, in the Proceedings of LREC 2010, Malta.
  • Improving Nastalique Specific Pre-Recognition Process for Urdu OCR, in the Proceedings of 13th IEEE International Multitopic Conference 2009 (INMIC 2009), Islamabad, Pakistan, Javed, S.T, Hussain, S.(2009).
  • Design and development of phonetically rich Urdu Speech Corpus, in the Proceedings of O-COCOSDA'09, 10-13 Aug 2009, at the School of Information Science and Engineering of Xinjiang University, Urunqi, China (URL: http://o-cocosda2009.xju.edu.cn), Raza, A.A., Hussain, S., Sarfraz, H., Ullah, I., Sarfraz, Z. (2009).
  • Assas-band, an Affix-Exception-List Based Urdu Stemmer, in the Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Asian Language Resources, IJCNLP’09, Suntec City, Singapore (URL: http://www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org/index.html), Akram, Q., Naseer, A., Hussain, S. (2009).
  • Analysis and Development of Urdu POS Tagged Corpora, in the Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Asian Language Resources, IJCNLP’09, Suntec City, Singapore (URL: http://www.acl-ijcnlp-2009.org/index.html), Muaz, A., Ali, A., Hussain, S. (2009).
  • Semi-Automatic Lexical Functional Grammar Development, in Conference on Language and Technology 2009, CRULP, NUCES, Lahore. U. Khalid, N. Karamat, S. Iqbal and S. Hussain (2009).
  • Arabic Script Internationalized Domain Names, in CIIT Workshop on Research in Computer (CWRC), Lahore, S. Hussain, N. Karamat and A. Mansoor (2008).
  • Resources for Urdu Language Processing, in the Proceedings of Workshop on Asian Language Resources, IJCNLP 2008, IIIT Hyderabad, India (2008).
  • Corpus Based Urdu Lexicon Development, in the Proceedings of Conference on Language Technology 2007, University of Peshawar, Pakistan T. Naseem and S. Hussain (2007).
  • Spelling Error Trends in Urdu in the Proceedings of Conference on Language Technology 2007, University of Peshawar, Pakistan T. Naseem and S. Hussain (2007).
  • SSML for Urdu Speech Synthesis, in the Proceedings of Third Workshop on Internationalizing SSML, World Wide Web Consortium, IIIT Hyderabad, India (2007).
  • Challenges of Script and Style for Inputting Urdu, at the Meeting of Localization Working Group of 8th Asian Open Source Software, Bali, Indonesia (2007).
  • Context Sensitive Shape-Substitution in Nastaliq Writing System: Analysis and Formulation, A. Wali and S. Hussain. In the Proceedings of International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CIS2E 06) (2006).
  • Urdu Internationalized Domain Names, in Proceedings of the IEEE International Multi-Topic Conference, Islamabad. S. Hussain, N. Durrani (2006).
  • Status and Issues of NLP in Developing Asian Countries, Panel on NLP in Developing Asian Countries, Second International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), Jeju, Korea (2005).
  • Urdu Spell Checker, “From Localization to Language Processing,â€