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Title Al Qamus al Muhit, a Medieval Arabic Lexicon in LMF
Authors Ouafae Nahli, Francesca Frontini, Monica Monachini, Fahad Khan, Arsalan Zarghili and Mustapha Khalfi
Abstract This paper describes the conversion into LMF, a standard lexicographic digital format of 'al-qāmūs al-muḥīṭ, a Medieval Arabic lexicon. The lexicon is first described, then all the steps required for the conversion are illustrated. The work is will produce a useful lexicographic resource for Arabic NLP, but is also interesting per se, to study the implications of adapting the LMF model to the Arabic language. Some reflections are offered as to the status of roots with respect to previously suggested representations. In particular, roots are, in our opinion are to be not treated as lexical entries, but modeled as lexical metadata for classifying and identifying lexical entries. In this manner, each root connects all entries that are derived from it.
Topics Lexicon, Lexical Database, Morphology, Semantics
Full paper Al Qamus al Muhit, a Medieval Arabic Lexicon in LMF
Bibtex @InProceedings{NAHLI16.542,
  author = {Ouafae Nahli and Francesca Frontini and Monica Monachini and Fahad Khan and Arsalan Zarghili and Mustapha Khalfi},
  title = {Al Qamus al Muhit, a Medieval Arabic Lexicon in LMF},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portorož, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
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