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Research Title: 
Automating the Creation of Arabic Ontologies: A Preliminary Study
Amjad Hawash
Kamal Irshaid
Mon, 2014-12-01
Research Abstract: 

The work presented in this paper is related to automation the creation of Arabic ontologies. We propose an approach to create Arabic linguistic ontologies from a multilingual encyclopedic dictionary: BabelNet. As a preliminary study, we created two ontologies: Time and Place. The work involves the introduction of the idea as well as illustrating the algorithm invented for this purpose. To measure the amount of correctness in our work we conducted a manual and linguistic professional supervised comparison between our generated ontologies and manual created ones. Results of comparison emerges a proposing technique to automate the creation of Arabic Ontologies. Currently, we consider two main concepts relations: superclass and subclass to compatible the structure of the manually created ones. For future works, we are planning to widen the creation process to include more Arabic ontologies and conduct more comparisons with other well defines ones.