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Advances in Human-Computer Interaction
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 629305, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/629305
Research Article

An XML Approach of Coding a Morphological Database for Arabic Language

Mathematics and Informatics Department, Faculty of Sciences of Fez, Fez, Morocco

Received 18 June 2010; Revised 3 September 2010; Accepted 6 January 2011

Academic Editor: M. Tory

Copyright © 2011 Mourad Gridach and Noureddine Chenfour. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We present an XML approach for the production of an Arabic morphological database for Arabic language that will be used in morphological analysis for modern standard Arabic (MSA). Optimizing the production, maintenance, and extension of morphological database is one of the crucial aspects impacting natural language processing (NLP). For Arabic language, producing a morphological database is not an easy task, because this it has some particularities such as the phenomena of agglutination and a lot of morphological ambiguity phenomenon. The method presented can be exploited by NLP applications such as syntactic analysis, semantic analysis, information retrieval, and orthographical correction.