Arabic Language Understanding for Spoken Dialogue Systems

We’re looking for a UROP or MEng student who will start around IAP. The student will work on an Arabic dialogue system that could answer users’ inquiries about landmarks such as restaurants around a city. Arabic language understanding will be explored, as well as crowd-sourcing-based data collection for Arabic. Dialogue control and language generation in Arabic will also be investigated.

Requirements: Java expertise, read/write Arabic.
This project is expected to turn into a Super UROP or MEng thesis. If interested, please send a CV to Jingjing Liu (jingl@csail.mit.edu).