New Software Detects up to 25 Arabic Dialects

Researchers from several institutions developed a public online interface, which visually identifies dialects of 25 different Arab cities, from Rabat to Muscat, along with Modern Standard Arabic.

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NYU Abu Dhabi science researchers and faculty are frequently featured in local and international media.

UAE researchers develop unique Arabic thesaurus
The interface provides a novel way to search Arabic words, their related forms and English equivalents.
Khaleej Times | January 23, 2021

How do you say 'Hey Siri' in spoken Arabic? NYUAD lab is working on Gulf dialects to find the answer
A NYUAD database of Arabic words has paved the way for predictive text, speech recognition and speech synthesis in Gulf Arabic.
The National | June 01, 2020

Programmers at NYUAD to release Gulf Arabic text prediction software
Get ready for Siri to speak Arabic? A team of programmers at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) will release text prediction software for Gulf Arabic this year.
Enterprise | June 02, 2020