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Recognition of Arabic Phonological Changes by Local Grammars in NooJ

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In this paper, we present how to use NooJ in order to recognize all transformations occurring on words following Arabic phonological changes. Our goal is to give the concerned phonological rule, its category, the cause and finally the origin of the word before any transformation. We describe the phonological changes by presenting the three main categories; assimilation, substitution, and weakening. Then, we recall our previous work in this field. We detail all the steps to adopt in order to achieve our goal. We present our classification of word forms, the dictionary, the inflectional grammar, the morphological grammar, and the local grammar. Finally, we present some examples and results.


  • Arabic language
  • Phonological change
  • Substitution
  • Assimilation
  • Weakening
  • Local grammar
  • NooJ

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    The table is designed according to the phonological process suggested by Spencer [9].


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Kassmi, R., Mourchid, M., Mouloudi, A., Mbarki, S. (2020). Recognition of Arabic Phonological Changes by Local Grammars in NooJ. In: Fehri, H., Mesfar, S., Silberztein, M. (eds) Formalizing Natural Languages with NooJ 2019 and Its Natural Language Processing Applications. NooJ 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1153. Springer, Cham.

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