A morphologically annotated corpus of Emirati Arabic

Salam Khalifa, Nizar Habash, Fadhl Eryani, Ossama Obeid, Dana Abdulrahim, Meera Al Kaabi

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Abstract

We present an ongoing effort on the first large-scale morphologically manually annotated corpus of Emirati Arabic. This corpus includes about 200,000 words selected from eight Gumar corpus novels in the Emirati Arabic variety. The selected texts are being annotated for tokenization, part-of-speech, lemmatization, English glosses and dialect identification. The orthography of the text is also adjusted for errors and inconsistencies. We discuss the guidelines for each part of the annotation components, and the annotation interface we use. We report on the quality of the annotation through an inter-annotator agreement measure.

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)
Pages3839-3846
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9791095546009
StatePublished - May 7 2018
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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Keywords

  • Annotation
  • Gulf Arabic
  • Morphology
  • Part-of-Speech Tagging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Khalifa, S., Habash, N., Eryani, F., Obeid, O., Abdulrahim, D., & Kaabi, M. A. (2018). A morphologically annotated corpus of Emirati 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. 3839-3846). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).