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Monitoring and Analysing Social Networks Topics in the Mena Region (MARSAD)

MARSAD will be a live social media observatory to visualize and analyze live social media data in the MENA region. The tool will allow the users (individuals and institutions) to get a snapshot of the current and historical trending topics and the sentiments and emotions related to the chosen topics. MARSAD will support and recognize the various Arabic dialects, and it will provide the possibility to archive the topics to allow researchers easy access to historical public datasets. The insights and the topics generated by MARSAD would allow us to do related qualitative analysis, focus groups, and online ethnographies to help the community better understand the current online discourse in the region and beyond. We will also look at Qatar’s cyberspace’s gendered and generational dynamics and give special attention to marginalized groups.

Objectives

  1. To create a large and balanced annotated dataset from social media streams covering multiple Arabic dialects and regions.

  2. To create MARSAD’s AI and real-time Social Media Monitoring Platform.

  3. To define the application and integration scenarios of the MARSAD Platform. We will design for the local institutions and end-users to help them benefit from the MARSAD platform.

  4. To scope, examine, and analyse gendered and generational dynamics in the digital public sphere in Qatar, paying particular attention to the experiences and actions of marginalized groups online.

Meet MARSAD Team members...

WAJDI ZAGHOUANI

Lead Principal Investigator:
Marsad

MARC OWEN JONES

Principal Investigator

ZUBAIR SHAH

Principal Investigator

YOUNSS AIT MOU

Principal Investigator

DALIA MOSTAFA

Principle investigator

AMAL AL MALKI

Principal Investigator

MD. RAFIUL BISWAS

Research Engineer

REEM SUWAILEH

Postdoctoral Researcher

Publications

1.

Zaghouani, Wajdi; Seljan, Sanja; Dunđer, Ivan; Yahiaoui, Rashid; Al-Adwan, Amer

Creating a Multilingual Dataset in Arabic and Croatian from Sports Videos through a Data Processing Pipeline Combining ASR and MT Proceedings Article

In: 2024.

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2.

Laabar, Saadia; Zaghouani, Wajdi

Multi-dimensional insights: Annotated dataset of stance, sentiment, and emotion in Facebook comments on Tunisia’s July 25 measures Proceedings Article

In: Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Political Sciences, co-located with the 2024 International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024), 2024.

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3.

Shestakov, Alexei; Zaghouani, Wajdi

Analyzing conflict through data: A dataset on the digital framing of Sheikh Jarrah evictions Proceedings Article

In: Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Political Sciences, co-located with the 2024 International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024), 2024.

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4.

Alam, Firoj; Barrón-Cedeño, Alberto; Cheema, Giovanni S.; Hakimov, Sherzod; Hasanain, Muhamed; Li, Chiyu; Mı́guez, Rubén; Mubarak, Hamdy; Shahi, Gurpreet K.; Zaghouani, Wajdi

Overview of the CLEF-2023 CheckThat! lab task 1 on check-worthiness in multimodal and multigenre content Journal Article

In: Working Notes of CLEF, 2023.

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5.

Barrón-Cedeño, Alberto; Alam, Firoj; Galassi, Andrea; Martino, Giovanni Da San; Nakov, Preslav; Elsayed, Tamer; Azizov, Dmytro; Caselli, Tommaso; Cheema, Giovanni S.; Haouari, Fatima; others,

Overview of the CLEF–2023 CheckThat! Lab on Checkworthiness, Subjectivity, Political Bias, Factuality, and Authority of News Articles and Their Source Proceedings Article

In: International Conference of the Cross-Language Evaluation Forum for European Languages, pp. 251–275, 2023.

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6.

Biswas, Mohammad Rafsan; Islam, Arshad; Shah, Zia; Zaghouani, Wajdi; Belhaouari, Samir B.

Can ChatGPT be Your Personal Medical Assistant? Proceedings Article

In: 2023 Tenth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS), pp. 1–5, 2023.

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7.

Biswas, Mohammad Rafsan; Mohsen, Fatma; Shah, Zia; Zaghouani, Wajdi

Potentials of ChatGPT for Annotating Vaccine Related Tweets Proceedings Article

In: 2023 Tenth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS), pp. 1–6, 2023.

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8.

Galassi, Andrea; Ruggeri, Federico; Barrón-Cedeño, Alberto; Alam, Firoj; Caselli, Tommaso; Kutlu, Mucahid; Struß, Julia M.; Antici, Francesca; Hasanain, Muhamed; Köhler, Joachim; others,

Overview of the CLEF-2023 CheckThat! Lab: Task 2 on Subjectivity in News Articles Proceedings Article

In: 24th Working Notes of the Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum, pp. 236–249, 2023.

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9.

Hasanain, Muhamed; Alam, Firoj; Mubarak, Hamdy; Abdaljalil, Salah; Zaghouani, Wajdi; Nakov, Preslav; Martino, Giovanni D. S.; Freihat, Ayman A.

Araieval shared task: Persuasion techniques and disinformation detection in arabic text Journal Article

In: ArXiv Preprint ArXiv:2311.03179, 2023.

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10.

Islam, Arshad; Biswas, Mohammad Rafsan; Zaghouani, Wajdi; Belhaouari, Samir B.; Shah, Zia

Pushing Boundaries: Exploring Zero Shot Object Classification with Large Multimodal Models Proceedings Article

In: 2023 Tenth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security (SNAMS), pp. 1–5, 2023.

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11.

Zaghouani, Wajdi

MARSAD Observatory: Monitoring and Analyzing Social Networks Topics in the MENA Region Proceedings Article

In: Proceedings of the 8th Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries Conference, CEUR Proceedings, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2023.

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12.

Zaghouani, Wajdi; Jrad, Anissa

Social Media Analysis of Public Reactions to the Israel-Gaza War: Insights from Facebook and Instagram Proceedings Article

In: Proceedings of the 8th Digital Humanities in the Nordic and Baltic Countries Conference, CEUR Proceedings, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2023.

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13.

Shurafa, Chereen; Zaghouani, Wajdi

Corpus Analysis of Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19)-Related Loneliness in Twitter Proceedings Article

In: Proceedings of The Eighth International Conference on Arabic Language Processing, 0000.

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Resources

Tools

To be added once ready

Datasets

To be added once ready…

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