AWEJ Volume.5 Number.4, 2014                                                                     Pp.365-380

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Towards Processing Arabic Minimal Syllable Automatically

Mohammed Dib
University of Mascara, Algeria

The purpose of this paper is to try to treat the Arabic minimal syllable automatically, so as to use Arabic in the field of artificial intelligence. To this effect three technological tools are used; Gold wave ,SFS (Speech Filing System), and Neural Net Works to recognize automatically the minimal syllable located in first, mid, and final position of three Arabic words recorded by forty Algerian speakers of different age and sex. Eight experiments have been done in this work where the sounds have been recorded in Gold wave and treated in SFS and trained in NNW. The result show that The optimal neural net work is that of non- ordered data with one layer, five nodes and 150 steps because it has given an error rate of 0.0032.The findings suggest the application of this type of neural net works in all syllables and all languages too because the same principle can be used in all languages.

Key words: Arabic, minimal, syllable, Gold wave, SFS, Neural Net Works


Mohammed Dib is a Doctor (Maitre de conference B) at the University of Mascara in the
English department, he studied at Tlemcen University, where he got his licence in English,his
Magister and his doctorate in applied linguistics.. His area of interest is phonetics, phonology,
signal processing, speech recognition, contrastive linguistics and automatic translation.