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Tag: Arabic

Rosette API Adds Support for “Arabizi” Script

Tackling the challenge of Arabic chat written in Latin script The Arabic chat language, known as “Arabizi” or “Arabish”, is a casual version of written Arabic that appeared when Arabic speakers began using Western keyboards on mobile phones and computers to spell out their native language with the Roman alphabet. With the growth of digital […]

Understanding Dari and Pashto Names: A Challenge to Intelligence Gathering in Afghanistan

Shakespeare asked “What’s in a name?” It turns out there’s a lot in the name of a typical Afghani including common nouns and personal titles—not used as titles! One of our linguistic experts, Bushra Zawaydeh, wrote today’s post about the challenges to natural language processing software of automatically extracting names of people from text written in the […]

Arabic and Afghan Name Translation Software Improves Intelligence Analysis

Software suite facilitates inter-agency collaboration; meets federally mandated intelligence standards Cambridge—June 8, 2011—A crucial tool for U.S. intelligence agencies charged with translating foreign languages vital to national security was unveiled today by Basis Technology. The Highlight language analysis suite version 4.0 quickly and consistently translates the names of people and places from Arabic script to English, […]