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Developing Ontology for Arabic Blogs Retrieval

by Lilac Al-Safadi, Mai Al-Badrani, Meshael Al-Junidey
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 19 - Number 4
Year of Publication: 2011
Authors: Lilac Al-Safadi, Mai Al-Badrani, Meshael Al-Junidey

Lilac Al-Safadi, Mai Al-Badrani, Meshael Al-Junidey . Developing Ontology for Arabic Blogs Retrieval. International Journal of Computer Applications. 19, 4 ( April 2011), 40-45. DOI=10.5120/2346-3066

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author = { Lilac Al-Safadi, Mai Al-Badrani, Meshael Al-Junidey },
title = { Developing Ontology for Arabic Blogs Retrieval },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { April 2011 },
volume = { 19 },
number = { 4 },
month = { April },
year = { 2011 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 40-45 },
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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The ability to search for content on the Internet has proven to be essential for many. However, available search engines supporting Arabic language are typically limited to keyword searches and do not take in consideration the underlying semantics of the content. Semantic search engines provide searching and retrieving resources conceptually related to the user informational need. However, the presented technologies support mostly languages using Latin scripts. Arabic is still not well supported. The few works on Arabic Semantic Web applications are derived from the rule governing the traditional Arabic language and not the content available on the Web. In this research, we propose a model for representing Arabic knowledge in the Computer Technology domain using Ontologies. The model starts by elicitation users’ informational needs. Ontologies will play a major role in supporting information search and retrieval processes of Arabic blogs on the Web.

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