Classical Arabic Dictionary

Item Name: Classical Arabic Dictionary
Author(s): Abeer Alsheddi
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2021L01
ISBN: 1-58563-973-7
ISLRN: 525-680-212-699-3
Release Date: September 15, 2021
Member Year(s): 2021
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): dictionaries, essays, web collection
Application(s): automatic content extraction, historical linguistics, language generation, language modeling, machine learning, morphology
Language(s): Arabic, Standard Arabic
Language ID(s): ara, arb
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2021L01 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Alsheddi, Abeer. Classical Arabic Dictionary LDC2021L01. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2021.


Classical Arabic Dictionary consists of approximately one hundred million words of Arabic collected from texts dating between 431 and 1104 CE, principally books and essays, along with word occurrences, source documents and related metadata.


The dictionary is presented in three formats: plain text in UTF-8 encoding, plain text in CP1256 encoding, and as an SQL database file. Source documents are presented in UTF-8 and CP1256 encodings.

Source text metadata includes authors' birth and death places, year of death, and place of residence.


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