The Arabic Dialect Guide
##Description Dalila is a Chrome extension that utilizes cutting edge natural language processing (NLP) research to help learners of Arabic and Arabic dialects by providing dialectal word analysis and definitions.
- Users can enable Dalila by downloading the Chrome extension.
- A double click on any Arabic word on the webpage triggers Dalila to provide:
- Diacritized form.
- Part-of-speech and dictionary citation form.
- English definition.
##Extension Components ####Frontend:
- An Arabic word gets deteced as Arabic text once its double clicked by the user.
- The selected word is sent to the backend to get the analysis.
- The analysis is displayed in pop-up box.
- Receive the word from the frontend.
- The word will be segmeted into "Prefix+Stem+Suffix"
- Each part will be checked against a dictionary to find multiple possible valid forms.
- The form with the highest probability gets selected with its respective definition and part-of-speech.
- Probabilities are obtained from Arabic natural language processing annotated corpora.
- The dictionaries and probability models are developed by researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi and Columbia University.
- Top analysis is sent to the front end.
NYUAD Hackathon Information
- Hiba Bejaoui, ESPRIT, Tunisia
- Maeda Hanafi, NYU AD, UAE
- Fatima Al Neyadi, UAE University, UAE
- Sara Al Kendi, UAE University, UAE
- Presentation requirements:
- 4 microphones, computer demonstration
- Link to Presentation slides
If you use DALILA, please make sure to cite the paper:
- Khalifa, Salam, Houda Bouamor and Nizar Habash. DALILA: The Dialectal Arabic Linguistic Learning Assistant. In Proceedings of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), Portorož, Slovenia, 2016. PDF