Houcemeddine Turki

Houcemeddine Turki
University of Sfax | US · Faculty of Medicine of Sfax

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Introduction
Born in May 24th, 1994 in Sfax, Tunisia, I am B.Sc. Student, Faculty of Medicine of Sfax, University of Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia. I am also an undergraduate researcher about Computational Linguistics, Data Science, Scientometrics, Bibliometrics, Informetrics, Health policy, Economics, Wikipedia... Effectively, my research output can be found in Academia.edu, in SelectedWorks, and in ResearchGate.
Additional affiliations
March 2009 - present
Wikimedia Foundation
Position
  • Community Member
Description
  • Contributing to and doing significant research works about Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Metawiki, Mediawiki, Wikimedia Commons, Translatewiki, Wikimedia Incubator, Wikivoyage and Wikisource
Education
September 2014 - June 2018
University of Sfax
Field of study
  • Medicine
August 2014 - November 2014
Alexis Foundation
Field of study
  • Research Methodology
August 2009 - June 2013
Lycée Pilote de Sfax
Field of study
  • Mathematics

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Publications (58)
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The work starts with a single-center retrospective Statistical Study that begins by doing a Ranking of Leading Tunisian Scientists based on their Hirsch Index as computed by Google Scholar MyCitations Database in order to assess the quality and the efficiency of the Leading Tunisian Scientific Range. Then, the information is analyzed. For organizat...
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Tunisian Arabic, or Tunisian, is the set of dialects of Maghrebi Arabic spoken in Tunisia. This dialect is spoken in the main variety of communication in Tunisia and it is used in Medias and Arts. Developed from Classical Arabic, this dialect has submitted language contact due to the political and historical situation of the country and became quit...
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This letter proves the interest of scientists in writing and citing letters to the editor and shows the importance of letters to the editor for worldwide scientific community.
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Although the overall analysis of the citations received by Nobel laureates in the scientific background of their Nobel Prize gives an overview of how and when Nobel-awarded discoveries have been achieved and published, it will be interesting to consider the number of mentions of each work co-authored by a Nobel winner in his Nobel Prize scientific...
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Nature and Science are two major multidisciplinary journals, well-known among the general public and highly-cited by scholarly communities. This article presents Google Trends, a web service providing detailed information on the Google search behavior of Internet users from all countries during the period 2004–2019 and illustrates the preference be...
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Named Entity Recognition (NER) is currently a key technique is knowledge engineering, particularly in the context of biomedical informatics. In this context, Wikidata has been used as a Knowledge Graph to drive named entity recognition for various applications such as news tracking and question answering. Current Wikidata NER Systems are mainly bas...
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In the age of advanced information systems powering fast-paced knowledge economies that face global societal challenges, it is no longer adequate to express scholarly information - an essential resource for modern economies - primarily as article narratives in document form. Despite being a well-established tradition in scholarly communication, PDF...
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Beyond class imbalance and the sample size per class, this research paper studies the effect of knowledge-driven class generalization (KCG) on the accuracy of classical machine learning algorithms for mono-label classification. We apply our analysis on five classical machine learning models (Perception, Support Vectors, Random Forest, K-nearest nei...
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In this position paper, we explain how the combination of Wikipedia Categories already in use for driving semantic applications with Wikidata statements related to the categories and their direct members is possible from a technical perspective thanks to the flexible data models of Wikipedia Categories and Wikidata statements and to the programmati...
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Information related to the COVID-19 pandemic ranges from biological to bibliographic, from geographical to genetic and beyond. The structure of the raw data is highly complex, so converting it to meaningful insight requires data curation, integration, extraction and visualization, the global crowdsourcing of which provides both additional challenge...
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We have noticed that many scientists process scholarly publications with advanced neural network-driven machine learning techniques to extract semantic information as if they were an ordinary corpus of natural language texts. In this opinion article, we give more emphasis to the value of Bibliometric-Enhanced Information Retrieval as a major field...
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In this letter, we explain how intuitive and explainable methods inspired from human physiology and computational biology can serve to simplify and ameliorate the way we process and generate knowledge resources.
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During the last years, several infectious diseases have caused widespread nationwide epidemics that affected information seeking behaviours, people mobility, economics and research trends. Examples of these epidemics are 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in mainland China and Hong Kong, 2014–2016 Ebola epidemic in Guinea and Si...
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The present study aims to provide science indicators to define national science policies in the field of water research. It relies on data based on national publications as well as international databases Scopus and Web of Science. We use statistical analysis and Gephi data visualization tool to analyze different publication aspects including insti...
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Co-citation analysis can be exploited as a bibliometric technique used for mining information on the relationships between scientific papers. Proposed methods rely, however, on co-citation counting techniques that slightly take the semantic aspect into consideration. The present study proposes a new technique based on the measure of Semantic Simila...
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In this research paper, we are analyzing the hy-core of Food technology Thomson Reuters Web of Science indexed papers of 2015, using Bibliometric and Scientometric techniques in order to have an overview about the main journals, institutions, authors, topics and countries that mostly influence the Food technology research area nowadays. This study...
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This letter discusses the limitations of the use of filters to enhance the accuracy of the extraction of parenthetic abbreviations from scholarly publications and proposes the usage of the parentheses level count algorithm to efficiently extract entities between parentheses from raw texts as well as of machine learning-based supervised classificati...
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This brief communication discusses the usefulness of semantic similarity measures for the evaluation and amelioration of the accuracy of supervised classification learning. It proposes a semantic similarity-based method to enhance the choice of adequate labels for the classification algorithm as well as two metrics (SS-Score and TD-Score) and a cur...
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Co-citation analysis can be exploited as a bibliometric technique used for mining information on the relationships between scientific papers. Proposed methods rely, however, on co-citation counting techniques that slightly take the semantic aspect into consideration. The present study proposes a semantic driven bibliometric techniques for co-citati...
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Scholia is an interface that uses scholarly metadata available in Wikidata, a free knowledge base, through a SPARQL endpoint to generate research assessment profiles for publications, scientists, institutions, journals, countries, topics and other entities. In these presentation slides, we evaluate this interface and identify its matters to be solv...
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Wikibase is the software that enables MediaWiki to store structured data or access data that is stored in a structured data repository in RDF format. Since 2012, it has been used to establish Wikidata as a high-scale knowledge graph and has consequently benefited from several improvements allowing automatic ontology validation as well as a flexible...
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Based on the assumption that users generally tend to use entities proposed by friends rather than strangers and that trust among friends significantly correlates with user’s trends, we decided to refer to research conducted on the evolving field of social trust computation. Although many models were proposed to analyze computational trust for vario...
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Social trust-based recommendation systems are currently based on the computation of the level of trust in users' interactions or on a combination of trust and similarity scores while generating recommendations. In this research paper, we propose a framework for a recommender system that is based on users' preferences on the one hand and on the opin...
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Created in October 2012, Wikidata is a large-scale, human-readable, machine-readable, multilingual, multidisciplinary, centralized, editable, structured, and linked knowledge-base with an increasing diversity of use cases. Here, we raise awareness of the potential use of Wikidata as a useful resource for biomedical data integration and semantic int...
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Considered as the main languages in Middle East and North Africa, Arabic languages can be useful to spread knowledge and ameliorate overall literacy across this region. That is why Arabic Wikipedia was founded on July 9, 2003 and Egyptian Arabic Wikipedia was created on November 24, 2008. Although that these two wikis have succeeded to achieve seve...
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Nowadays, digital and offline libraries involve many important high-scale resources (such as books, scholarly journals, newspapers and encyclopedias) that can be used to support the information involved in Wikipedia. The Wikimedia and Library User Group members have been aware about this matter and created many initiatives (1Ref1Lib and The Wikiped...
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Created in 2012, Wikidata has evolved as a high-scale structured ontological database representing the sum of all human knowledge due to its ability of represent all kinds of information in form of triples. Due to its characteristics, Wikidata has an increasing diversity of use cases including health support. In this panel, we will introduce Wikida...
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This research letter discusses whether Arab Spring explains the changes in research productivity and impact of Arab countries by identifying non-sociopolitical factors that can be behind the variations of the research performance of several Arab nations such as Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Lebanon and Algeria.
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In this research letter, I explain how the analysis of the citation network and of the co-citation network of a given topic and the use of the snowballing techniques can be useful to verify the eligibility of a paper for inclusion in the Living Systematic Review (LSR) of that topic.
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This letter explains how MeSH qualifiers can be used to enhance the precision and recall of sentence-level biomedical relation extraction from scientific publications. After, it proposes that encyclopedic review allows a better sentence-level extraction of biomedical relations than any other type of scientific publications. Finally, it shows how th...
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This presentation shows and explains the situation of Wikimedia-related research (WikiResearch) in African institutions. In fact, it proves a poor quantitative and qualitative productivity of WikiResearch in Africa although the existence of several African success stories in this domain.
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Since 2012, Wikidata has been developed as a freely accessible and community generated knowledge database that represents not only the name of each item (tree, famous person…) in all available languages but also to define links (like "component of", "born in", "instance of"…) between items. Nowadays, the output of Wikidata has become one of the gre...
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Dans cet article, on discute si la Caisse Nationale de Sécurité Sociale vole une partie des pensions et des indemnités de retraités et de survivants tunisiens en se basant sur l'étude d'un cas pratique.
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In this research paper, we analyzed the hy-core of Food technology Thomson Reuters Web of Science indexed papers for the year 2015 using Bibliometric and Scientometric techniques to obtain an overview about the main journals, institutions, authors and countries that influence the most Food technology research area nowadays. This study confirmed tha...
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Questo libro presenta la lingua tunisina per chi parla l'italiano: grammatica, lessico, strutture linguistiche, modi di dire, dizionario essenziale. I testi sono scritti in trascrizione fonetica usando l'alfabeto italiano, per cui non è richiesta la conoscenza dell'alfabeto arabo. Oltre che il libro è una introduzione alla lingua tunisina per gli i...
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Biomedical literature review are important research items that significantly contribute to the amelioration of the scientific awareness of physicians, pharmacists, health professionals as well as biologists. That is why several scientists had interest in the last few years in how to automate the process of the creation of such research publications...
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In this research work, I define a dynamic Google Scholar-based h-index ranking for local Tunisian scientists (TunSci_Local) and another one for Tunisian scientists working abroad (TunSci_Expatriate). Both are built using Microsoft Office Excel 2007. These rankings involve the biographical details and citation metrics of each ranked scientist and ca...
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Dans cette présentation, on définit les raisons pour lesquelles on a décidé de définir des normes linguistiques pour écrire le tunisien, la langue couramment utilisée en Tunisie. On décrit par la suite la méthode utilisée pour réussir la normalisation du tunisien.
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In this work, the reasons of creation, the input and output characteristics, the principles and the main applications of the creation of a rule-based software that converts texts in Buckwalter transliteration of Arabic script to Arabic Chat Alphabet for Tunisian Arabic are briefly and precisely explained.
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Cet article présente la situation des pays au niveau des podiums des olympiades internationales des sciences entre 2012 et 2016 et discute les raisons pour laquelle le Maghreb n'est pas bien classé dans ce genre de compétitions. En outre, l'article énumère les problèmes d'organisation des olympiades scientifiques et propose de placer ces concours s...
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Dans ce travail, on présentera le programme de développement assisté par des spécialistes pour les articles importants et controversables de Wikipedia en tant qu’une méthode alternative et ajustée pour améliorer la plus grande encyclopédie libre au monde. Ce projet consiste à assigner ce type d'articles à développer à quatre contributeurs du projet...
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Cette présentation commence par prouver que la progression du développement des projets Wikimédia en arabe maghrébin est moins importante que celle des projets Wikimédia dans les autres langues de France même si l’arabe maghrébin est l’une des langues minoritaires les plus répandues en France. Elle explique par suite l’utilité du projet de point de...
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En 2016, Emad Adel a décidé de créer une variété standardisée de l’arabe maghrébin afin de l’utiliser pour regrouper et promouvoir les efforts de développement du contenu avancé, écrit ou audiovisuel, et littéraire ou scientifique en arabe maghrébin en France et au Maghreb comme Wikipédia. Dans cette présentation, on décrit précisément le principe...
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Maghrebi Arabic is the set of dialects of the Arabic language spoken in the Maghreb (Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Libya and Mauritania). This set of dialects is under-resourced and has neither a standard orthography nor large collections of written text and dictionaries. Actually, there is no strict separation between Modern Standard Arabic, the offi...
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Although the single publication h-index has several deficiencies of the original h-index, this letter proposes it as very useful as it has an excellent predictive power and as it is robust. In fact, it solves important problems in Scientometrics more efficiently than the number of citations such as the elimination of insignificant papers from the h...
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In this research paper, a ranking of the 61 main Tunisian scientists in chemistry and materials science working in Tunisia and abroad is provided. It is clearly seen that 37 out of 61 scientists are working in Tunisia and this is explained by the tendency of Tunisian universities having to work on interdisciplinary research that is known for provid...
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Maghrebi is a dialect continuum extending from Tunisia to Morocco with millions of native speakers. However, no standard dialect has been created for this variety and there are limited trials to create a pan-dialectal orthography for it. This booklet is just a trial to solve this problem through the adoption of the excellent aspects of the created...
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Using the Ranking of Tunisian Scientists that was issued in 2014, we ranked Tunisian Universities in order to have an overview of the national research situation and standings and in order to explain their results in international classifications and ranking like ARWU and Leiden Ranking. The analysis confirmed the standings of Tunisian universities...
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In this research paper, a ranking of the 66 Leading Tunisian Scientists in Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering working in Tunisia and abroad is provided. It is clearly seen that 49 out of 66 scientists are working outside Tunisia and this is explained by the better conditions of research offered there. Furthermore, It is clearly seen that...
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Borrowing is the use of the methods and laws of one science to solve a matter of another science. Developed since the 19th Century, this technique is nowadays highly recognized and widely used in solving problems mainly for Social Sciences. In this brief overview, the principle and the development of this technique as well as proofs from Scientomet...
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Dans cette étude statistique, on demande à 1289 étudiants âgés de 16 à 19 ans de répondre à notre questionnaire afin de comprendre les opinions des jeunes tunisiens vis-à-vis l’arabe tunisien. Lors de cette analyse, on retrouve que 36,77% sont catégoriquement contre l’utilisation de l’arabe tunisien à l’écrit et trouvent que c’est une offensive con...

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Wikidata is a high-scale ontological database initially created to support Wikipedia in 2012 but has grown in use since that. In this research project, we introduce Wikidata as a structured database representing the sum of Biomedical knowledge and provide an overview of its features. Then, we provide methods based on Bibliometric-Enhanced information retrieval to enrich, verify and absolutely enhance Biomedical information available in Wikidata. Finally, we discuss the use of Wikidata and other ontologies for a variety of tasks such as the recommendation of medical services, Biomedical Natural Language Processing and Biomedical Decision Support.
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This project proposes a critical analysis of the research methods used in the field of Scientometrics and provides discussions of the usage of several common scientometric techniques.