Monday, December 11, 2017

Abu El-Khair Corpus is an Arabic text corpus, that includes more than five million newspaper articles. It contains over a billion and a half words in total, out of which, there are about three million unique words. The corpus is encoded with two types of encoding, namely: UTF-8, and Windows CP-1256. Also it was marked with two mark-up languages, namely: SGML, and XML.

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The Corpus is available for free to download  in four different combinations:

Papers:

إبراهيم حسن أبو الخير. (2017). بناء ذخيرة لُغوية قياسية معاصرة للغة العربية لأغراض استرجاع المعلومات. مجلة مركز بحوث نظم وخدمات المعلومات بكلية الآداب جامعة القاهرة، ع 18(مارس 2017)، ص ص 77-115ـ.

Abu El-khair, I. (2016). 1.5 billion words Arabic Corpus. ArXiv e-prints, 1611.04033(November, 2016) , Available at: https://128.84.21.199/abs/1611.04033 

Abu El-khair, I. (2016). Abu El-Khair Corpus: A Modern Standard Arabic Corpus. International Journal of Recent Trends in Engineering & Research, 2(11), 5-13, Available at:

    http://www.ijrter.com/papers/volume-2/issue-11/abu-el-khair-corpus-a-modern-standard-arabic-corpus.pdf 

 :Corpus Sources

 

Source (English)

Source (Arabic)

Abbrev.

Country

From

To

Website

Alittihad

الاتحاد الإماراتية

ETD

Emirates

Jan. 2008

June 2014

http://www.alittihad.ae

Echorouk Online

الشروق أون لاين

SHG

Algeria

Feb. 2008

May 2014

http://www.echoroukonline.com/ara

Alriyadh

الرياض

RYD

KSA

Oct. 2000

Dec. 2013

http://www.alriyadh.com

Alyaum

اليوم

YMS

KSA

July 2002

Dec. 2013

http://www.alyaum.com

Tishreen

تشرين

TRN

Syria

Jan. 2004

May 2014

http://www.tishreen.news.sy

Alqabas

القبس

QBS

Kuwait

Jan. 2006

April 2014

http://ww.alqabas.com.kw

Almustaqbal

المستقبل

MTL

Lebanon

Sep. 2003

April 2014

http://www.almustaqbal.com

Almasryalyoum

المصري اليوم

MSY

Egypt

Dec. 2005

Jan. 2014

http://www.almasryalyoum.com

youm7

اليوم السابع

YM7

Egypt

Jan. 2008

May 2013

http://www.youm7.com

Saba News Agency

وكالة أنباء سبأ اليمنية

SBN

Yemen

Dec. 2009

May 2014

http://www.sabanews.net

 Corpus Statistics

 

Number of resources

Nine Newspapers, One news Agency

Number of countries covered

Eight Countries

Years covered

14 Years

Number of articles

5,222,973 Articles

Number of Words

1,525,722,252 Words

Number of Unique Words

3,303,723 Words