A leveled reading corpus of modern standard Arabic

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

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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 - May 7 2018
Event11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: May 7 2018May 12 2018

Publication series

NameLREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation

Other

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

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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    Saddiki, H., Habash, N., Alfalasi, L., & Al-Khalil, M. (2018). 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). (LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).