Welcome to the Quranic Arabic Corpus, an
annotated linguistic resource which shows the Arabic grammar, syntax
and morphology for each word in the Holy Quran. The corpus provides three
levels of analysis: morphological
annotation, a syntactic treebank and a semantic ontology.
The Quran is a significant religious text written in Quranic Arabic,
and is followed by believers of the Islamic faith. The Quran contains
6,236 numbered verses (ayāt) and is divided
into 114 chapters.
An example verse from the Quran:
(21:30) Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens
and the earth were a joined entity, and We separated them and made
from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?
- Version 0.4 Released - new and updated linguistic features in this version of the corpus
- Word by Word Quran - maps out
the syntax of the entire Quran, with analysis and translation
- Quranic Grammar -
traditional Arabic grammar (إعراب)
illustrated using dependency graphs
How you can get involved
This project contributes to the research of the
Quran by applying natural language computing technology to analyze the
Arabic text of each verse. The word by word grammar is very accurate,
but ensuring complete accuracy is not possible without your help. If
you come across a word and you feel that a better analysis could be
provided, you can suggest a correction
online by clicking on an Arabic word.
World map of users of the Quranic Arabic
Corpus, provided by Google Analytics.
Countries with the highest number of users are shaded in darker green.
The map above shows worldwide interest in the Quranic Arabic
Corpus. Every day, the website is used by over 2,500 people
from 165 different countries. Help us
review the information on this website so that together we can build
the most accurate linguistic resource for Quranic Arabic.
The Quranic Arabic Dependency Treebank (QADT)
The Quranic treebank is an effort to map out the
entire grammar of the Quran by linking Arabic words through
dependencies. The linguistic structure of verses is represented using
mathematical graph theory. The annotated corpus provides a novel
visualization of Quranic syntax using dependency graphs.
The Ontology of Quranic Concepts
The Quranic Ontology uses knowledge representation to define the key concepts
in the Quran, and shows the relationships between these concepts using predicate logic.
Named entities in verses, such as the names of historic people and places mentioned in the Quran,
are linked to concepts in the ontology.