Monthly Archives:October 2016

ByMohamed Amine Boukhaled

Thesis | On Computational Stylistics: Mining Literary Texts for the Extraction of Characterizing Stylistic Patterns

Research filed(s): Computational Stylistics, Natural Language Processing, Data Mining
Thesis title: On Computational Stylistics: Mining Literary Texts for the Extraction of Characterizing Stylistic Patterns
Degree: PhD in Computer Science
Supervisor(s): Prof. Jean-Gabriel Ganascia

Where did you undertake your research?
I undertook my PhD thesis at the Computer Science laboratory of Paris-6 University, one of the leading French universities located in the heart of Paris. I worked under the guidance of Prof Ganascia Jean-Gabriel as a member of the ACASA (Cognitive Agents and Symbolic Machine Learning) Team. My thesis comes as part of the effort started in the OBVIL (observatory of literary life) laboratory. This observatory intends to develop and exploit resources offered by computer applications to examine French literature. It promotes scientific research in the field of digital humanities by bringing together researchers from both literary and social disciplines on the one hand, and computer scientists and engineers on the other hand. Read More

ByFares Djafri

Feature | Issues and Challenges in Introducing Islamic Insurance (Takaful) Into the Algerian Financial Market: Lessons from Malaysia

The Islamic insurance sector or Takaful has seen remarkable global growth in many major markets, especially in Muslim dominated countries. However, the development of Islamic finance, particularly Takaful in Algeria appears to have lagged behind. Although there are two Islamic banks operating in Algeria, Takaful is yet to be introduced into the Algerian financial market. We ran a study to investigate the perspective of Algerian experts in Islamic finance and takaful on the issues and challenges of introducing Islamic insurance into the Algerian financial market to address the following questions: What are the benefits of introducing Islamic insurance into the Algerian financial market? What challenges might Algeria face with the introduction of Islamic insurance? And how can the Algerian financial market adopt the Malaysian Islamic insurance framework? Read More