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    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Lang. Lit. Linguist.
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IJLLL 2015 Vol.1(1): 25-29 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.7763/IJLLL.2015.V1.6

Arabic between Formalization and Computation

Haytham El-Sayed
Abstract—This paper provides an attempt to apply a formal method (Montague grammar) to Arabic, as a pre-step towards its computation. Since semantic representation has to be compositional on the level of semantic processing, formalization based on Montague grammar can be utilized as a helpful and practical technique for the semantic construction of Arabic in Arabic understanding systems. As efforts of Arabic syntactic-semantic formalization are very limited, I hope that this approach might be a further motivation to redirect research to modern formal interpretation techniques for developing an adequate model of semantic processing for Arabic.

Index Terms—Arabic NLP, formalization of Arabic, Montague grammar, syntax-semantics connectivity.

Haytham El-Sayed is with the Department of Philosophy, South Valley University, Egypt (e-mail: haytham_e_e@ yahoo.com).


Cite:Haytham El-Sayed, "Arabic between Formalization and Computation," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 25-29, 2015.

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