The Al-Jazeera Newspaper Research Chair for Linguistic Studies is willing to sponsor any research related to using KSUCCA in Arabic linguistic studies. If you have any research idea please contact us.
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).
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.
Yesterday I was pleased to meet ladies who were interested in Computational Linguistics. The seminar was successful, everyone was enthusiastic and motivated to go ahead with research and the discussion afterwards was very rich.
Here is an English version of the slides:
Due to the important role that a corpus play in computational linguistics and other language related disciplines, and due to the sparseness in available classical Arabic corpora, we thought that it is our obligation to build a corpus for classical Arabic that can be used in both Arabic linguistic and computational linguistic research, which includes: lexical, morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic research including their various applications. In addition to many other areas of research that can benefit from such corpus including Arabic language teaching for both Arabs and non Arabs, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, information retrieval question answering and machine translation.
We think that the availability of such corpus will encourage and enforce research in classical Arabic, which is the template that carries and reserves Islamic heritage and which is being practiced daily by Muslims through their prayers and their recitation of the Holy Quran.
Hence we invite researches to KSUCCA and we welcome their cooperation in enhancing and developing it.