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Towards an open platform based on HPSG formalism for the standard Arabic language


The aim of this paper is to present an open software platform for analysing texts in standard Arabic language. The originality of this platform is that it is an integrated software environment which offers all the necessary resources and tools for parsing Arabic texts. For formalising the several elements of the language, the HPSG formalism has been adopted because of its effectiveness and its ability to be adapted to any natural language. Currently, the platform is operational with an appreciable coverage of many Arabic syntactic structures. In the medium-term, our objective is to use the platform for developing applications for the Arabic language such as interfaces, learning, information retrieval…etc.

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This project is supported by the Algerian higher education and scientific Research Ministry.

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Loukam, M., Balla, A. & Laskri, M.T. Towards an open platform based on HPSG formalism for the standard Arabic language. Int J Speech Technol 19, 325–338 (2016).

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  • Standard Arabic language
  • HPSG
  • Software platform
  • Text parsing
  • Natural language processing
  • Linguistic resources
  • Interface in natural language