Rawia Awadallah

Islamic University of Gaza

Department of Computer Science

Building I, Room 205

Email: rradi@iugaza.edu.ps

Phone:+ 970 8 2860700 2643

Winter 2014 Office Hours

Sat/Mon/Wed: 10:00–12:00

Sun/Tus: 9:00–11:00

Research Interests


  • Information Retrieval
  • Question Answering
  • Text Mining
  • Ontology Learning
  • Sentiment Analysis & Opinion Mining

Education


  • June 2009 – December 2013:
    Ph. D. student in Computer Science at the Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany and the Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (supervisor: Prof. Gerhard Weikum)
  • September 2003 – September 2005:
    Master Study in Information & Knowledge Management at the Vienna University of Technology
    Title of Master's Thesis: A Multiple-Choice Question Answering System for English & Arabic (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Rauber)
  • March 1994 – August 19997:
    Bachelor Study in Computer Science at Kuwait University

Publications

  • OpinioNetIt: A Structured and Faceted Knowledge-base of Opinions
    R. Awadallah, M. Ramanath and G. Weikum
    Proc. of ICDM, 2012
  • Opinions Network for Politically Controversial Topics
    R. Awadallah, M. Ramanath and G. Weikum
    Proc. of Workshop on Politics, Elections and Data (PLEAD)@CIKM, 2012
  • PolariCQ: Polarity Classification of Political Quotations
    R. Awadallah, M. Ramanath and G. Weikum
    Proc. of the ACM Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), October 2012
  • Harmony and Dissonance: Organizing the People's Voices on Political Controversies
    R. Awadallah, M. Ramanath and G. Weikum
    Proc. of the ACM Conf. on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), February 2012
  • OpinioNetIt: Understanding the Opinions-People Network for Politically Controversial Topics
    R. Awadallah, M. Ramanath and G. Weikum
    Proc. of the ACM Conf. on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), October 2011
  • Language-Model-based Pro/Con Classification of Political Text
    R. Awadallah, M. Ramanath and G. Weikum
    Proc. of the ACM Conf. on Research and Development on Information Retrieval (SIGIR), July 2010
  • Web-Based Multiple Choice Question Answering for English and Arabic Questions
    R. Awadallah, A. Rauber
    Proc. of ECIR, April 2006