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Contact Info

Lecturer

 

Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology,

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,

94300 Kota Samarahan,

Sarawak, Malaysia.

 

 

Phone                :  +6082583739

Faks                   :  +6082583764

Room Location  :   2W, 2nd Floor, Block B.

 

Biodata

“A careless word may kindle strife,
A cruel word may wreck a life,
A timely word may lessen stress,
A loving word may heal and bless”

Unknown Author

 

Bali Ranaivo-Malançon loves WORDS and she ends up studying and teaching Natural Language Processing (NLP)!

Bali was born and raised in Madagascar (the fourth biggest island in the world!), moved to France, and then, in 2002, went to Malaysia to merantau (“wander about” by Google Translate). She received her Ph.D. in NLP from the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO, Paris, France) in 2001. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, located in Borneo, the third biggest island in the world.

Bali’s research interests are geared towards the development of linguistic resources (collection, formalisation, and annotation), text processing, and text mining. She has already developed a few text processing tools for Malay language. She created a recogniser of foreign words in Malay texts during her D.E.A research. The recognition is done through a list of patterns that she obtained after studying deeply Malay morphographemic structures. The output of her Ph.D. research is an analyser of Malay affixed words. She has determined the morphological structures of Malay words, created rules for automatic analysis of these words, designed the architecture of the morphological analyser, and then implemented it. She has also designed a language identifier, which can recognise the language of short segments of a text and able to distinguish Malay texts from Indonesian texts (or vice-versa). The algorithm is based on trigrams and non-shared words. She has also designed the first Malay corpus processing tool named CorPlus. The implementation in Java was done by her final year project students in 2005.  

During her ten years in Malaysia, she had the opportunities to work as a consultant for Malaysian companies and government institutions. She collaborated also in a few international projects.

Bali is now focusing on the design of a “pipeline” method to speed up the processing of Sarawak Indigenous languages and on the development of a digital repository to host Sarawak historical documents.

Qualifications

:: Ph.D. in NLP – INALCO, Paris, France; Thesis: “Automatic identification of affixed words in Malay”; Supervisors: Prof. Patrice Pognan (INALCO), Prof. Pierre Labrousse (INALCO), and Dr Marie-Anne Moreaux  (INALCO), 2001.

:: D.E.A. in NLP – INALCO, Paris, France; Thesis: “Automatic identification of foreign words in scientific and technical Malay texts”; Supervisors: Prof. Patrice Pognan (INALCO) and Prof. Pierre Labrousse (INALCO), 1996.

:: Maîtrise in NLP – INALCO, Paris, France, 1994.

:: Licence in NLP and Malagasy – INALCO, Paris, France, 1993.

Current Research Activities

:: “Development of a machine readable dictionary system for two Sarawak languages”, Short Grant Scheme – UNIMAS, November 2012 – September 2013.

:: “Ngerabit eLamai : ICTs Supporting Socio-economic Transformation”, MPN Community Outreach Programme, January-June 2013.

:: “Learning history via automatically generated lexical games”, RAGS-MOHE, December 2012 – November 2014.

:: “Metadata Generation Tool for Sarawak Gazette”, Short Grant Scheme - UNIMAS, October 2012 – Septembe 2015.

::  “Development of a semantic parser for proper names using empirical methods and dependency parsing methods”, FRGS (MMU) - MOHE, February 2011 – January 2013.

::  “Mining opinion using combination of word sense and bag of words approach for educational environments”, FRGS (MMU) – MOHE, January 2011 – December 2012.

Recent Publications

·          :: Suhaila Saee, Lay-Ki Soon, Tek Yong Lim, Bali Ranaivo-Malançon, and Enya Kong Tang. (2013). Semi-automatic Acquisition of Two-Level Morphological Rules for Iban Language, 14th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics (CICLing), Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 7816, 2013, pp 174-188. [SCOPUS, ISI]

 

:: Suhaila Saee, Lay-Ki Soon, Tek-Yonglim, Bali Ranaivo-Malançon, Enya Kong Tang: From Raw Text to Morphological Rules for Iban Morphological Analyser. (2012). Proceedings of the International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP), pp. 21-24. [IEEE Xplore]

:: Aziz-Ud Din, Alvin W. Yeo, and Bali Ranaivo-Malançon. (2012). Pashto Endoclitic Generation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer & Information Science (ICCIS 2012), 12-14 Jun., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, pp. 248-252. [SCOPUS, IEEE Xplore].

:: Suhaila Saee, Lay-Ki Soon, Tek-Yong Lim, and Bali Ranaivo-Malançon. (2012). A Construction of Computational Morphology Resources for Under-Resourced Language. Proceedings of the Sixth International MALINDO Workshop, 21 Jun., Kuching, Malaysia, pp. 7-13. [no index].

:: Soo-Fong Yong, Bali Ranaivo-Malanҫon, and Alvin W. Yeo. (2012). Discovering Triggered Words for Iban Named-Entity Recognizer. Proceedings of the Sixth International MALINDO Workshop, 21 Jun., Kuching, Malaysia, pp. 29-34. [no index].

:: Soo-Fong Yong, Bali Ranaivo-Malançon, and Alvin W. Yeo. (2011). NERSIL: the Named-Entity Recognition System for Iban Language. 25th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC), 16-18 Dec., Singapore, 549-558. [SCOPUS].

:: Bali Ranaivo-Malançon. (2011). Building Rule-based Malay Text Segmentation Tool. Proceedings of the International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP), 15-17 Nov., Penang, Malaysia, 276-279. [IEEE Xplore].

:: Saravadee Sae Tan, Enya Kong Tang, Bali Ranaivo-Malançon, and Gian Chand Sodhy. (2011). Modeling Semantic Correspondence in Heterogeneous Structured Document Collection. International Conference on Semantic Technology and Information Retrieval (STAIR’11), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [no index].

:: Jason Yonq-Jin, Lay-Ki Soon, and Bali Ranaivo-Malançon. (2011). Finding Web Document Associations using Frequent Adjacent Pairs of Words. International Conference on Semantic Technology and Information Retrieval (STAIR’11), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. [no index].

:: Hossein Shahsavand Baghdadi and Bali Ranaivo-Malançon. (2011). TIC: A Topic-based Intelligent Crawler. International Conference on Communication Engineering and Networks (ICIIC 2011), 25-27 Nov., Hong Kong. [Ranked 2 by Academic Resources].

:: Lian Tze Lim, Enya Kong Tang, and Bali Ranaivo-Malançon. (2011). Low cost construction of a multilingual lexicon from bilingual lists. Polibits, 43: 45-51. [no index]

:: Lian Tze Lim, Enya Kong Tang, and Bali Ranaivo-Malançon. (2011). Symbiosis between a multilingual lexicon and translation example banks. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 28: 61-69. [SCOPUS].

:: Saravadee Sae Tan, Enya Kong Tang, and Bali Ranaivo-Malançon. (2011). Content-Structure Correspondence: A Generic Representation Model for Heterogeneous Structured Document. Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences, 28: 226-232. [SCOPUS].

:: Hossein Shahsavand Baghdadi and Bali Ranaivo-Malançon. (2011). An automatic topic identification algorithm. Journal of Computer Science, 7(9): 1363-1367. [SCOPUS]

:: Hui-Ngo Goh, Ching-Chieh Kiu, Lay-Ki Soon, and Bali Ranaivo-Malançon. (2011). Automatic Ontology Construction in Fiction-Based Domain. International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, 21(8): 1147-1167. [SCOPUS, ISI]

Consultancy Work

:: “Coreference Resolution” for E-Pulze Sdn Bhd, May-October 2010.

:: “Coutry Risk Evaluation System” for One4Cast Sdn Bhd, July 2009 – July 2011.

:: “Malay Spelling Checker” for The Name Technology Sdn. Bhd., MGS Grant, December 2008 – May 2009.

Other Responsibilities

      :: Co-organiser of the annual International Malay and Indonesian Language Engineering (MALINDO).

:: Programme Committee for International Conference on Asian Language Processing (IALP), Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing (WSSANLP).

Postgraduate Advicees for:

:: Ph.D.: Din Azizud, Choo Ai Ling.

:: Master: Yong Soo Fong, Daniel Tan Yong Wen, Vyonne Ak Edwin.

Awards

·          Will be updated soon.

   

 
 
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