A leveled reading corpus of modern standard Arabic

Muhamed Al-Khalil, Hind Saddiki, Nizar Habash, Latifa Alfalasi

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    Abstract

    We present a reading corpus in Modern Standard Arabic to enrich the sparse collection of resources that can be leveraged for educational applications. The corpus consists of textbook material from the curriculum of the United Arab Emirates, spanning all 12 grades (1.4 million tokens) and a collection of 129 unabridged works of fiction (5.6 million tokens) all annotated with reading levels from Grade 1 to Post-secondary. We examine reading progression in terms of lexical coverage, and compare the two sub-corpora (curricular, fiction) to others from clearly established genres (news, legal/diplomatic) to measure representation of their respective genres.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationLREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
    EditorsHitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Stelios Piperidis, Christopher Cieri, Thierry Declerck, Koiti Hasida, Helene Mazo, Khalid Choukri, Sara Goggi, Joseph Mariani, Asuncion Moreno, Nicoletta Calzolari, Jan Odijk, Takenobu Tokunaga
    PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
    Pages2317-2321
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9791095546009
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
    Event11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018 - Miyazaki, Japan
    Duration: May 7 2018May 12 2018

    Other

    Other11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018
    CountryJapan
    CityMiyazaki
    Period5/7/185/12/18

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    United Arab Emirates
    textbook
    news
    school grade
    coverage
    curriculum
    resources
    Fiction
    Progression
    Curriculum
    Resources
    News
    Education
    Textbooks

    Keywords

    • Arabic
    • Corpus
    • Curriculum
    • Fiction
    • Leveled Reading

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Linguistics and Language
    • Education
    • Library and Information Sciences
    • Language and Linguistics

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    Al-Khalil, M., Saddiki, H., Habash, N., & Alfalasi, L. (2019). A leveled reading corpus of modern standard Arabic. In H. Isahara, B. Maegaard, S. Piperidis, C. Cieri, T. Declerck, K. Hasida, H. Mazo, K. Choukri, S. Goggi, J. Mariani, A. Moreno, N. Calzolari, J. Odijk, ... T. Tokunaga (Eds.), LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (pp. 2317-2321). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).

    A leveled reading corpus of modern standard Arabic. / Al-Khalil, Muhamed; Saddiki, Hind; Habash, Nizar; Alfalasi, Latifa.

    LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. ed. / Hitoshi Isahara; Bente Maegaard; Stelios Piperidis; Christopher Cieri; Thierry Declerck; Koiti Hasida; Helene Mazo; Khalid Choukri; Sara Goggi; Joseph Mariani; Asuncion Moreno; Nicoletta Calzolari; Jan Odijk; Takenobu Tokunaga. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2019. p. 2317-2321.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Al-Khalil, M, Saddiki, H, Habash, N & Alfalasi, L 2019, A leveled reading corpus of modern standard Arabic. in H Isahara, B Maegaard, S Piperidis, C Cieri, T Declerck, K Hasida, H Mazo, K Choukri, S Goggi, J Mariani, A Moreno, N Calzolari, J Odijk & T Tokunaga (eds), LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), pp. 2317-2321, 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018, Miyazaki, Japan, 5/7/18.
    Al-Khalil M, Saddiki H, Habash N, Alfalasi L. A leveled reading corpus of modern standard Arabic. In Isahara H, Maegaard B, Piperidis S, Cieri C, Declerck T, Hasida K, Mazo H, Choukri K, Goggi S, Mariani J, Moreno A, Calzolari N, Odijk J, Tokunaga T, editors, LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. European Language Resources Association (ELRA). 2019. p. 2317-2321
    Al-Khalil, Muhamed ; Saddiki, Hind ; Habash, Nizar ; Alfalasi, Latifa. / A leveled reading corpus of modern standard Arabic. LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. editor / Hitoshi Isahara ; Bente Maegaard ; Stelios Piperidis ; Christopher Cieri ; Thierry Declerck ; Koiti Hasida ; Helene Mazo ; Khalid Choukri ; Sara Goggi ; Joseph Mariani ; Asuncion Moreno ; Nicoletta Calzolari ; Jan Odijk ; Takenobu Tokunaga. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2019. pp. 2317-2321
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