ADAM: Analyzer for Dialectal Arabic Morphology

Wael Salloum, Nizar Habash

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While Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) has many resources, Arabic Dialects, the primarily spoken local varieties of Arabic, are quite impoverished in this regard. In this article, we present ADAM (Analyzer for Dialectal Arabic Morphology). ADAM is a poor man's solution to quickly develop morphological analyzers for dialectal Arabic. ADAM has roughly half the out-of-vocabulary rate of a state-of-the-art MSA analyzer and is comparable in its recall performance to an Egyptian dialectal morphological analyzer that took years and expensive resources to build.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-378
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014


  • Arabic morphology
  • Arabic natural language processing
  • Dialectal Arabic
  • Machine translation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science

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