Automatic Language Processing
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1. Introduction

Research on Arabic language processing started in the 1970s, even before the problems of Arabic text editing were completely solved. The first studies focused primarily on lexicon, morphology, and text-to-speech systems.

In the late 1990s, the internationalization of the Internet and the proliferation of communication tools in Arabic led to the need for a large number of Arabic natural language processing app…

Cite this page
Noureddine Chenfour, “Automatic Language Processing”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 24 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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