Automatic Extraction of Arabic Multiword Expressions

  title={Automatic Extraction of Arabic Multiword Expressions},
  author={Mohammed Attia and Antonio Toral and Lamia Tounsi and Pavel Pecina and Josef van Genabith},
In this paper we investigate the automatic acquisition of Arabic Multiword Expressions (MWE). We propose three complementary approaches to extract MWEs from available data resources. The first approach relies on the correspondence asymmetries between Arabic Wikipedia titles and titles in 21 different languages. The second approach collects English MWEs from Princeton WordNet 3.0, translates the collection into Arabic using Google Translate, and utilizes different search engines to validate the… CONTINUE READING
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