HOW DOES A COMPUTER UNDERSTAND MODERN STANDARD ARABIC'S MORPHOLOGICAL SCALES?
by Saughmon Boujkian
Abstract – Due to my interest in Linguistics, I’ve always been passionate about studying the morphological scales in Modern Standard Arabic. Later, I found out about their importance in finding the plural forms of the nouns and realized a lack of a program that identifies them. Identifying them using a computer will help Modern Standard Arabic learners to understand them better, and make sure the scales they follow are right and usable. This drove me to start researching different ways in which I could program software that finds these morphological terms. As a result, I started finding patterns in the morphological terms, focusing mainly on the place in which the root- letters are found. Afterward, I found a way to program them and finally tested said program. Finally, I could program software that is able to identify not only the morphological scales but also whether these scales exist or not.