Dr Abdulfattah Omar

PhD in Computational Linguistics from Newcastle University, UK
Research Fellow
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: 0449991976

Areas of expertise

  • Language Studies 4703
  • Translation And Interpretation Studies 470321
  • Linguistics 4704
  • Computational Linguistics 470403

Research interests

Dr Omar's research interests reflect a multidisciplinary approach that spans linguistics, translation studies, computational methods, and educational technology, with a focus on both theoretical inquiry and practical applications in language-related fields. Here's a summary of Dr. Omar's research interests:

Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Computational Linguistics:

Omar's work also involves aspects of natural language processing and computational linguistics. This might include sentiment analysis of social media responses, opinion mining, text summarization, and other computational approaches to analyzing linguistic data.

Literary Computing and Stylometry:

Some of their research delves into literary analysis and stylistics, applying computational models to thematic analysis in literature, authorship attribution, and genre classification. This interdisciplinary approach combines computational methods with literary theory to gain insights into literary texts.

Machine Translation:

Abdulfattah Omar has contributed to research exploring the role of machine translation, particularly in translating English collocations into Arabic. This work likely involves investigating the effectiveness and challenges of machine translation systems in handling linguistic phenomena like collocations accurately and appropriately.

Language Variation and Change:

Omar's research touches on the implications of using English as a lingua franca on the colloquial dialects of Arabic, exploring linguistic variation and change in response to sociolinguistic factors such as globalization and language contact.

Educational Technology (EdTech):

They have also investigated the impact of information technology and e-learning systems on translation pedagogy and the productivity of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners, highlighting the intersection of language education and technology.

Translation Pedagogy:

Their research extends to translation pedagogy, examining how translation software impacts the performance of translation majors. This could include studying the integration of technology in translation education, evaluating the effectiveness of different translation tools, and exploring how technology can enhance translation productivity.


Abdulfattah Omar holds a Bachelor's degree in Interpreting Studies from Al-Azhar University, Egypt, which he completed in 1999. He pursued further studies and earned a Master's degree in English Studies with a minor in Linguistics and Discourse Analysis from Zagazig University, Egypt, in 2006. In 2010, he obtained his PhD. in Computational Linguistics from Newcastle University, UK.

Throughout his career, Abdulfattah Omar has held various academic positions. From 2014 to 2023, he served as an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Professor of Linguistics at Port Said, Egypt, where he is on research leave. Additionally, since 2023, he has been serving as a Research Fellow at the Australian National University (ANU).

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