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Kaiac english 01

  1. 1. King Abdullah Initiative for Arabic Content Riyadh 2012 www.kacst.edu.sa www.econtent.org.sa
  2. 2. Presentation Content: • Arabic language history • Arabic language geography • Vision and key objectives. • Enriching language digital content • Initiative’s role in enriching Arabic content 02/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  3. 3. Arabic language: History http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language • One of the oldest human languages for more than 17 centuries Mandarin 21 04/21 English Arabic 10 Century AD 0 www.econtent.org.sa
  4. 4. Arabic language: Geography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_language 8th -15th century • Spoken by 374 millions • Area of 13.3 million km2 • Official language for 22 countries Now 05/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  5. 5. King Abdullah Initiative for Arabic Content Vision “To drive the transformation of Saudi Arabia into a knowledge society, and establishing the Kingdom’s leading role in the Arabic & Islamic digital world.” Key objectives • Preserve and share the country’s Arabic and Islamic identity and digital heritage. • Make digital content a driver of growth and innovation in the Saudi economy. • Ensure that all segments of society have easy access to digital information and opportunities. • Promote a Pan-Arab partnership in digital content development. 03/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  6. 6. Enriching Digital Arabic Content Rules and regulations 06/21 Content Software literacy, culture Hardware www.econtent.org.sa
  7. 7. Enriching Digital Arabic Content: Human resources • • • • • • • • • • • • • 07/21 Saudi Ministry of Education Saudi Ministry of Higher Education Bahrain Lebanon Syria Egypt Tunisia Algeria Morocco Japan United States Germany United Kingdom www.econtent.org.sa
  8. 8. Enriching Digital Arabic Content: Culture • • • • • 08/21 Workshops Seminars Conferences Awards Support www.econtent.org.sa
  9. 9. Enriching Digital Arabic Content: Events • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 09/21 In Arabic (Bilarabi) Workshop (Beirut), Mobily Conference for the Development of Cell Phone Applications (Riyadh), First Conference for Enhancing Alternative Communication (Riyadh), Conference for the Role of Human Language Technology in Development (Alexandria), Meeting for Computer Tools (Damascus), Workshop for a Knowledge-Based Society (Bahrain), Third National Conference for Information Technology: Arabic and Islamic Content on the Internet (Riyadh), King Fahd Complex Meeting of the Most Famous International Holy Qur’an Calligraphers (Almadinah), Conference for Arabic Content on the Internet: Opportunities and Challenges (Riyadh), Encounters of Computational Linguistics (Riyadh), Second Meeting for Information Technology (Riyadh), Workshop on Arabic Corpus Linguistics (Lancaster), Sixth International Forum on Computer Science and Engineering (Hammamet), International Conference on Image and Signal Processing (Riyadh), Workshop on the Enrichment of Arabic Digital Content (Damascus), Symposium on the Criteria for the Transcription of Arabic Names: Challenges and Solutions (Abu Dhabi), Symposium on the Holy Qur’an and Modern Technologies (Almadinah), Second Conference on the Resources of the Arabic Language and Its Tools (Cairo), Fifth International Conference on Creativity in Information Technology (Al Ain), the International Conference on Smart Systems (Bahrain), Workshop on Linguistics Applications (Athens), Fourth International Symposium on Image and Video Communication Through Fixed and Mobile Networks (Bilbao), International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision and Automatic Recognition of Shapes (Las Vegas), International Workshop on Signal Processing and Its Applications (Shariqa), International Conference on Communication and Sound Signal Processing (Dubai), Specialists Meeting on the Arabic Computer Dictionary (Damascus) www.econtent.org.sa
  10. 10. Enriching Digital Arabic Content: Hardware www.itu.int Germany Brazil Saudi Arabia Turki Saudi Arabia Gerrmany Brazil Turki German 10/21 Saudi Arabia Brazil Turki www.econtent.org.sa
  11. 11. Enriching Digital Arabic Content: Software • Arabic morphologizer (Alkhalil) • Search engine (Naba) • Essay scorer (Abbir) • Machine translation engine 11/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  12. 12. Enriching Digital Arabic Content: Software • Arabic grammatical analyzer • Braille script copy machine • Arabic Email system 12/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  13. 13. Enriching Digital Arabic Content: Software • KACST Arabic Corpus • Interactive Arabic Dictionary • KACST Fonts • Databases • Speech • Diacritized text • Handwritten and Printed Pages 13/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  14. 14. Digital Arabic Content: content • King Abdullah Encyclopedia for Health Content • Books • Multimedia production • Saleem • Knol • Web magazines 14/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  15. 15. Digital Arabic Content: content • Books on strategic technologies • Nature magazine • Science & vie magazine • Wikiarabi 1 • Wikiarabi 2 15/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  16. 16. Digital Arabic Content: Fundamentals, Laws & Regulations • MCI • MCIT • CITC • KACST 16/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  17. 17. Digital Arabic Content: good indications www.internetworldstats.com Internet Penetration & Growth Rate Arabic, Chinese, English, - 17/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  18. 18. Digital Arabic Content: good indications www.itu.int/ www.citc.gov.sa 195 Mobile penetration rate Internet penetration rate Developed world Developing world Developed world Developing world 44 SAUDI ARABIA 18/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  19. 19. Digital Arabic Content: good indications  0.3% at the launch of the initiative  2% 2011 (Google) Pages in Millions Arabic content on the web 19/21 www.econtent.org.sa
  20. 20. Digital Arabic Content: Users http://www.slideshare.net/aitmit/google-marketing-engine  54% of browsers in the Arab world look for information in Arabic (34% English, 8% French, 4% others).  80% of browsers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia look for information in Arabic. 20/21 www.econtent.org.sa
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