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ACDH-CH - Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritage und Uni Wien - Institut für Orientalistik
Verantwortliche Personen
Karlheinz Mörth und Stephan Procházka

The Vienna Corpus of Arabic Varieties is a project and a varied collection of materials concerning a wide range of varieties of spoken Arabic. It provides language profiles (concise linguistic descriptions of particular varieties), dictionaries, corpora, bibliographies and more.

The Vienna Corpus of Arabic Varieties has been conducted as a co-operation between the Department of Oriental Studies of the University of Vienna and the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. It is also part of CLARIN-AT‘s project bundle aiming at more language resources for under-resourced linguistic varieties.

Apart from its linguistic goals, the project has been pursuing strong interests in various aspects of text technology. The output of the work of the contributors is published in form of different types of digital language resources. The ACDH‘s research interests in this project have been related to issues of digital lexicography, visualisation of digital language resources in a multilingual environment und the application of standards and de-facto standards such as TEI, LMF and/or MAF in the creation of digital language resources.

Several electronic dictionaries of arabic varieties are already available (Cairo, Damascus and Tunis). Visit the website.