Resource: Arabic dictionary of inflected words with recognition of agglutinated clitics and inflection system

Reference Arabic dictionary of inflected words with recognition of agglutinated clitics and inflection system
Date of Submission Aug. 31, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 963-860-792-289-9
Resource Type Lexicon
Media Type Text
Source
Language Arabic
Access Medium Downloadable
Description

This dictionary consists of 6 million inflected forms, fully vowelized, generated in compliance with the grammatical rules of Arabic and tagged with grammatical information which includes POS and grammatical features, including number, gender, case, definiteness, tense, mood and compatibility with clitic agglutination.

It is accompanied by a grammatical resource that recognizes hundreds of millions of valid agglutinated words, i.e. words consisting of one of the forms in the dictionary preceded and/or followed by clitics (conjunctions, prepositions, articles, pronouns) in compliance with the grammatical rules of Arabic.

In order to be able to update the full-form dictionary, a dictionary of 65 000 lemmas and the data required to inflect them and regenerate the full-form dictionary are also provided. This allows adapting the dictionary to specific applications by deleting and/or adding entries.

The resource as it stands covers more than 98% of the forms found in any sort of literature, newspaper articles...; the remaining 2% include proper names, which can be relevant.

The data is formatted in conformity with the data formats of Unitex/GramLab, an open source corpus processing system for language processing. These data formats are publicly documented. The data can either be converted into user-specific formats, or be used directly with Unitex/GramLab.

This dictionary is also available without recognition of agglutinated clitics and without inflection system in the ELRA Catalogue under reference ELRA-L0098.

Authors: Alexis NEME et Eric LAPORTE

Version 1.0
Distributor ELRA