A new workshop

A workshop entitled “The role of corpora in Arabic language research – new research orientations” will be held next Wednesday, the 5th of November, at Princess Noura bent AbdulRahman University, as part of Al-Jazeerah Research Chair activities.

Female participants are welcomed.

NOORIC’1435-2013 research paper

We were honored to participate in NOORIC’1435-2013.

You can find the research paper here.

Maha Alrabiah, Abdul Malik Alsalman and Eric Atwell, “KSUCCA a cornerstone to study thee semantics of the Quranic words in the light of distributional lexical semantics, NOORIC’1435-2013, Almadinah Almonawwrah, Saudi Arabia, 2013. (In Arabic).

A paper on KSUCCA

We’ve presented a paper on KSUCCA on the Second Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics (WACL-2), a workshop in conjunction with the Corpus Linguistics 2013 conference. You can use it to reference KSUCCA in your work:
Maha Alrabiah, AbdulMalik Al-Salman and Eric Atwell, “The design and construction of the 50 million words KSUCCA King Saud University Corpus of Classical Arabic”, In Second Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics (WACL-2), Monday 22nd July 2013, Lancaster University, UK.

A great free tool for processing Arabic corpora

Dr. Abdulmohsen Althubaity and his research team at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology KACST finally published their Arabic ؤorpora processing tool called Alghawas, Diver in English.

You can download it together with the user manual from Sourceforge:


The tool is not just a concordance; it has many good features such as frequency lists generation and collocation extraction. In addition, it has been tested on English and French as well. However, the interface of the tool together with the user manual are written in Arabic. Hopefully, they will provide an English version soon.