ArabTechies Announce the Release of 10 Open Source Projects to Improve the Arabic Web.

23 Jun, 2009

Arab Techies a gathering umbrella for Arab techies which I am one of its members, has just announced the release of the first outcomes of a four days Arabization Codesprint, which was attended by 15 participants from 8 countries in the Arab World and was held in Swiss Club in Cairo,  Egypt between 20  and 23 May 2009. (Read ArabCrunch coverage of the first ArabTechies gathering here. )

The released outcomes are 10 open source projects including libraries to improve search normalization and indexing of arabic text for PHP, Python and Ruby, Modules and Plugins for Drupal and WordPress that enhance the user experience of arab speaking users. And a Arabic stemmer and Verb conjugator.

These 10 open source projects are:

Qutrub

Arabic verbs conjugator. Download.

Qutrub (web)

A web interface for Qutrub the Arabic verbs conjugator. (Check the conjugator live)

ArPHP integration with WordPress

A plugin for WordPress to integrate with Ar-PHP library. Download.

ArPHP integration with Drupal

Modules for Drupal to integrate with Ar-PHP library. Download.

Yamli for your browser

Integrating Yamli service with your browser. Download.

Arabic normalization Ruby

Preparing Arabic text for indexing using Ruby. Download.

Arabic normalization PHP

Preparing Arabic text for indexing using PHP. Download.

Arabic normalization Python

Preparing Arabic text for indexing using Python. Download.

Ar-Morph Ruby

Stemming Arabic words using Ruby. Download.

Ar-Morph Python

Stemming Arabic words using Python. Download.

“some of the missing pieces in improving and encouraging Arabic content on the web and a providing a better computing experience for Arabic speaking users are not solved by code.” Said Manal Hassan member of Arab techies in a post at the Arabtechies website, she added  “Well classified open access Arabic language corpora and linguistic data is sorely missing, a point that was strongly emphasized in the 1st Arab Techies gathering.”

Arab Techies has also released a classified Arabic Stop-Words list, Manal added” Apart from code and linguistic data some problems are better solved by documenting best practices, we proudly present the first draft of the (RTL design best practices and examples) document.”

These projects are hosted on Arab Techies Projects Space and ArabCrunch thanks everyone who helped in in coding these projects and we encourage you to post feedback on each projects’ discussion pages, whether it’s a bug report or a suggestion.

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  1. Arab Techies Announce the Release of 10 Open Source Projects to Improve the Arabic Web. | Adobe Tutorials  |  June 23rd, 2009 at 8:05 PM #

    [...] Arab Techies a gathering umbrella for Arab techies which I am one of its members, has just announced the release of the first outcomes of a four days Arabization Codesprint, which was attended by 15 participants from 8 countries in the Arab World and was held in Swiss Club in Cairo,  Egypt between 20  and 23 May 2009. (Read ArabCrunch coverage of the first ArabTechies gathering here See the original post: Arab Techies Announce the Release of 10 Open Source Projects to Improve the Arabic Web. [...]

  2. رمزي  |  June 24th, 2009 at 9:04 AM #

    very interesting projects. thanks for collecting them in one place.

  3. Geeee  |  June 24th, 2009 at 9:23 PM #

    that’s really a great step in this areana .. keep it up am waiting for more ;)

  4. Chris Blow  |  June 25th, 2009 at 5:37 AM #

    incredible! fantastic work, thanks so much!

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