Arabic is an exciting - yet challenging - language for scholars because many of its linguistic properties have not been fully described. "Arabic Computational Linguistics" documents the recent work of researchers in both academia and industry who have taken up the challenge of solving the real-life problems posed by an understudied language. This comprehensive volume explores new Arabic machine translation systems, innovations in speech recognition and mention detection, tree banks, and linguistic corpora. "Arabic Computational Linguistics" will be an indispensable reference for language researchers and practitioners alike.
Ali Farghaly is a senior member of technical staff at Oracle, where he is responsible for maintaining Oracle's knowledge base and linguistic engine. He designed and developed the SYSTRAN Arabic-to-English machine translation.