Toward an Arabic Ontology for Arabic Word Sense Disambiguation Based on Normalized Dictionaries

  • Nadia Soudani
  • Ibrahim Bounhas
  • Bilel ElAyeb
  • Yahya Slimani
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8842)


In this paper, we propose an approach for constructing Arabic Ontology based on normalized dictionaries. This approach mainly consists in transforming non structured Arabic dictionaries into LMF (Lexical Markup Framework) based-normalized ones. We are basically exploiting Arabic dictionaries of Hadith for experimentation. Then, from an Arabic normalized dictionary of Hadith, an ontology will be constructed. It represents hidden knowledge in Hadith texts. It will be next integrated into an information retrieval and navigation system. We will take advantage of it to semantically disambiguate Arabic terms of both the formulated user query and/or the Arabic texts with application on texts of Hadith.


Arabic language Arabic Dictionary LMF Arabic Ontology Word Sense Disambiguation Query Reformulation Information Retrieval System 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Soudani
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ibrahim Bounhas
    • 1
    • 3
  • Bilel ElAyeb
    • 4
    • 5
  • Yahya Slimani
    • 1
    • 6
  1. 1.LISI Laboratory of Computer Science for Industrial SystemsINSATTunisia
  2. 2.Faculty of Sciences of Tunis (FST)University of Tunis El ManarTunisia
  3. 3.Higher Institute of Documentation (ISD)University of ManoubaTunisia
  4. 4.RIADI Laboratory, National School of Computer Science (ENSI)Universiy of ManoubaTunisia
  5. 5.Emirates College of TechnologyAbu DhabiÉmirats Arabes Unis
  6. 6.Higher Institute of Multimedia Arts of Manouba (ISAMM)University of ManoubaTunisia

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