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Thu Mar 05 2009

FYI: ElixirFM 1.1 Online Interface

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        1.    Otakar Smrz, ElixirFM 1.1 Online Interface

Message 1: ElixirFM 1.1 Online Interface
Date: 04-Mar-2009
From: Otakar Smrz <otakar.smrzmff.cuni.cz>
Subject: ElixirFM 1.1 Online Interface
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Dear colleagues and prospective ElixirFM users :)

In the recent months, the ElixirFM project has undergone considerable
improvement in various respects. We have worked most on developing the
programming library and on refining the lexicon. On top of these essential
components, we have built a user-friendly web application, the ElixirFM 1.1
Online Interface.


ElixirFM is a computational model of the morphology of Modern Written
Arabic. It provides the user with four different modes of operation, in
addition to the unique lexical resource and the other open-source functions
of the implementation.

provides tokenization and morphological analysis of the inserted text,
even if you omit some symbols or do not spell everything correctly. You can
experiment with entering the text not only in the original script and
orthography, but also in other notations, including a purely phonetic

lets you inflect words into the forms required by context. You
only need to define the grammatical parameters of the expected word forms.
You can either enter natural language descriptions, or you can specify the
parameters using the positional morphological tags.

lets you derive words of similar meaning but different grammatical
category. You only need to tell the desired grammatical categories, using
either natural language descriptions, or the positional morphological tags.

can lookup lexical entries by the citation form and nests of entries by
the root. You can even search the dictionary using English.

The online interface includes example queries for each of the modes. It
further incorporates several interactive tools to facilitate the browsing
of the results returned by the system.

Information on the programming libraries and the research context of the
project is in part available in our papers. Yet, we would like to extend
the documentation according to the requirements of the users, and would be
happy to discuss any unclear issues with anyone interested.

ElixirFM is published under the GNU General Public License GNU GPL 3.
Everyone is welcome to participate in this project!


Enjoy ... and let us know in case of questions or comments :)

With best regards and wishes

Otakar Smrz & Viktor Bielicky

Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics
Charles University in Prague

The online version of this announcement with hyperlinks is posted at


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology

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