MADAD: A Readability Annotation Tool for Arabic Text

Conference Paper
Al-Shenaifi, Nora Al-Twairesh, Abeer Al-Dayel, Hend Al-Khalifa, Maha Al-Yahya, Sinaa Alageel, Nora Abanmy and Nouf . 2016
Conference Name: 
Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)
Conference Location: 
Portorož, Slovenia
Conference Date: 
Monday, May 23, 2016
Sponsoring Organization: 
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Publication Abstract: 

This paper introduces MADAD, a general-purpose annotation tool for Arabic text with focus on readability annotation. This tool will help in overcoming the problem of lack of Arabic readability training data by providing an online environment to collect readability assessments on various kinds of corpora. Also the tool supports a broad range of annotation tasks for various linguistic and semantic phenomena by allowing users to create their customized annotation schemes. MADAD is a web-based tool, accessible through any web browser; the main features that distinguish MADAD are its flexibility, portability, customizability and its bilingual interface (Arabic/English).