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Re: Arabic spellchecker

I'm interrested by your approach. I'm working on arabization of a library
software and one of my problem is to deal with article. I need to know when an
Al is an article (so as to sort title without article) or when it's part of a
word. I think you have this kind of problem with dictionnary. The only solution
I saw right now is to have a list of the word beginning with al so as to sort
Almania with alef and Al chams with Ch. Do you think this is a good way to start ?

Quoting Ahmad Khalifa <ahmad at khalifa dot ws>:

> arn at scs-net dot org wrote:
> > Question of a beginner in arabic. I feel that the idea of AFFIX or suffix
> is
> > more related to latin language. Would it not be possible to work with
> those
> > forms that are (as I feel) the basic of arabic. I remember trying to learn
> of
> > the first, second form, and those faaEl faEl....  and so on. But of course
> that
> > may seems easier when you're a beginner.
> Everything is possible.
> But consider these questions.
> - Would the AFFIX approach not work ?
> - Which one is easier to implement ?
> - Which one is faster to implement ?
> - Which one will be easier to add to OO.o ?
> - Which one will have wider deployment and acceptance ?
> To me, the answer of these questions is what makes me go with the
> AFFIX approach.
> -- 
> Salam,
> Ahmad Khalifa