Generation of Arabic Broken Plural Within LKB

  • Samia Ben IsmailEmail author
  • Sirine Boukedi
  • Kais Haddar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11107)


The treatment of Broken Plural (BP) for Arabic noun using a unification grammar is an important task in Natural Language Processing (NLP). This treatment contributes to construct extensional lexicons with a large coverage. In this context, the main objective of this work is to develop a morphological analyzer for Arabic treating BP with Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). Therefore, after a linguistic study, we start by identifying different patterns of BP and representing them with HPSG. The designed grammar was specified in Type Description Language (TDL) and then was experimented with LKB system. The obtained results were encouraged and satisfactory because our system can generates all BP forms that can have an Arabic singular noun.


Arabic broken plural Morphological HPSG grammar TDL specification Linguistic Knowledge Builder (LKB) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ISITCom Hammam Sousse, Miracl LaboratorySousse UniversitySfaxTunisia
  2. 2.National Engineering School, Miracl LaboratoryGabes UniversitySfaxTunisia
  3. 3.Faculty of Sciences of Sfax, Miracl LaboratoryUniversity of SfaxSfaxTunisia

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