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A Comprehensive Context-Free Grammar for the Arabic Language: Including Non- Fundamentalist Phrases

Yahiaoui, Yasser and Bouroui, Azeddine and Al-Dujaili, Ayad Q. and Abdulkareem, Ahmed I. and Agboola, O.O. and Okagbue, H. I. and Adedotun, Adedayo F. and Humaidi, Amjad J. and Imaga, O. F. and Odekina, O. G. (2023) A Comprehensive Context-Free Grammar for the Arabic Language: Including Non- Fundamentalist Phrases. Ingénierie des Systèmes d’Information, 28 (3). pp. 611-619.

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Dixon's assertion regarding the idiosyncratic nature of natural languages initiates an investigation into the unique characteristics of the Arabic language. Contrary to Dixon's viewpoint, some scholars suggest the presence of regularity within Arabic, attributable to its extensive array of syntactic rules and formulations. Yet, the copious volume of terminal vocabulary in Arabic poses significant challenges to grammar development. While annotations have offered partial solutions, they bring forth additional difficulties due to the necessity of retrieving data from the annotated corpora. To mitigate these issues, an innovative study was executed that utilized an annotated taxonomy of syntactic roles, coupled with an examination of both fundamentalist and non-fundamentalist phrases. A codification method was applied to a knowledge base employing the Subsumption Hierarchical Attribute (SHA), enabling the integration of Arabic word classes based on their potential syntactic roles. The SHA acts as an annotation method for deriving a grammar class 02, where classes are coded as terminal vocabulary. Its primary objectives are twofold: to moderate the complexity of the parsing system and to automate the generation of over 1490 distinct possible sentence structures. The study culminated in the development of a novel context-free grammar (CFG) for Arabic, broadening the horizons of language processing techniques.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arabic language processing, formal grammar, Subsumption Hierarchical Attribute, syntactic roles, CGF
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Mathematics
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2023 09:23
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2023 09:23

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