Dr. Oussama Ben Khiroun

Faculté des sciences économqiues et de gestion de Nabeul (Université de Carthage)

e-mail: oussama.benkhiroun@fsegn.ucar.tn

Page Perso : https://oussamabenkhiroun.com


Oussama Ben Khiroun is a computer science engineer and a doctor (Ph. D.) in computer science from the National School of Computer Sciences (ENSI), University of Manouba, Tunisia. He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Management of Nabeul (FSEGN), University of Carthage, Tunisia. His main researches focus on Information Retrieval (IR), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text Mining. He is interested in new trends of AI and its application in industry 4.0. He served as a high consulting member and an ICT expert in the national strategy and computer science syllabus reform of the Ministry of Education for two years (2020 & 2021). He was awarded with the Second Prize Award – IIOE Arabic Micro-course Competition 2022 (a UNESCO & ALECSO challenge).


  • Design of Information Retrieval systems
  • Natural Language Processing tools
  • Building dataset corpora for IR and NLP use cases

Main publications

B. Elayeb, and O. Ben Khiroun. “SPEEDSER: A Possibilistic System for Query Disambiguation, Expansion and Translation”, In International Journal of Information Technology & Decision Making, DOI : 10.1142/S0219622023500499 , June 2023.
A. Chouigui, O. Ben Khiroun, and B. Elayeb. “An Arabic Multi-source News Corpus: Experimenting on Single-document Extractive Summarization”, In Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, 46(08), 1-14, DOI : 10.1007/s13369-020-05258-z , February 2021.
O. Ben Khiroun, B. Elayeb, and N. Bellamine Ben Saoud. “Towards a Query Translation Disambiguation Approach using Possibility Theory”, In proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence (ICAART 2018), pp. 606-613, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, 16-18 January 2018.
O. Ben Khiroun, R. Ayed, B. Elayeb, I. Bounhas, N. Bellamine Ben Saoud, and F. Evrard. “Towards a New Standard Arabic Test Collection for Mono- and Cross-Language Information Retrieval”, In the 19th International Conference on Application of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB 2014), Springer-Verlag Berlin, Germany, pp. 168-171, Montpellier, France, 18-20 June 2014.
B. Elayeb, I. Bounhas, O. Ben Khiroun, F. Evrard, and N. Bellamine Ben Saoud. “A Comparative Study between Possibilistic and Probabilistic Approaches for Monolingual Word Sense Disambiguation”, In Knowledge and Information Systems, Springer London, 44(1): 91-126, DOI : 10.1007/s10115-014-0753-z, July 2015.