An e-learning mobile system to generate illustrations for Arabic text

Abdelghani Karkar, Jihad Mohamad Al Ja'Am, Sebti Foufou, Andrei Sleptchenko

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


Smart devices applications can assist children in improving their learning capabilities and comprehension skills. However most applications are built without taking into consideration the effective needs and background of Arab children and youth. They are somehow incompatible with their local environment. We propose in this paper an Arabic-based mobile educational system that displays illustrations automatically to characterize Arabic stories' contents. In order to generate these illustrations, different phases are carried out which include processing of Arabic texts, extraction of word-to-word relationships, building and accessing an educational ontology and usage of Internet search engines. The aim of our system is to improve the Arab children educational skills to grasp Arabic vocabulary and grammar using multimedia with a portable smart device which includes observation, comprehension, realization, and deduction. Children will then be able to continue learning outside the limited time of their schools and from any location with enabled Wi-Fi connectivity. Preliminary results show that the system enhances the learners' comprehension, deduction and realization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016
Subtitle of host publication"Smart Education in Smart Cities"
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781467386333
StatePublished - May 19 2016
Event2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Apr 10 2016Apr 13 2016

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567


Other2016 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi


  • Arabic Text Processing
  • Education
  • Educational Ontology
  • Mobile Learning
  • Multimedia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Education


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