Using the Quranic Arabic Corpus for comparative analysis of the Arabic and English verb systems

Jawharah Alasmari, Janet Watson, Eric Atwell


The Quranic Arabic Corpus is an important computational resource for research in Arabic. The main purpose of this paper is to provide some details of morphological and syntactic structures of Arabic and English verbs through computing studies of their use in the Quran. The paper will also highlight some investigations into the use of a sub-verb corpus, along with translations, in order to consider how Quranic contexts employ verb forms to indicate time and how Arabic verbs are rendered into English.

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