The challenges of Arabic language use on the internet

Noora Albalooshi, Nader Mohamed, Jameela Al-Jaroodi

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    Abstract

    The Arabic language is used by a significant percentage of the world's population. Furthermore, beyond personal and public communication within the Arab countries, the Arabic language is becoming very important on the Internet. Numerous documents, resources and applications rely on the language to reach the Arabic speaking audiences. Thus the Arabic language is striving to take its place among the languages supported on Internet such as English, French and Chinese. Efforts are being taken to increase Arabic content, Arabic-based search tools and other models and applications on the Internet. In this paper we offer an overview of the evolution of the Arabic language use on the Internet. There are several obstacles and challenges that the language faces and those need to be resolved efficiently to make the language more usable. Furthermore, we explore how the Arabic language evolution and use on the Internet affects the business world.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2011 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2011
    Pages378-382
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event2011 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2011 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Duration: Dec 11 2011Dec 14 2011

    Publication series

    Name2011 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2011

    Other

    Other2011 International Conference for Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, ICITST 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
    CityAbu Dhabi
    Period12/11/1112/14/11

    Keywords

    • Arabic Internet support
    • Arabic Language
    • Arabic Web content
    • language challenges

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management of Technology and Innovation
    • Economics and Econometrics

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