Exploring NLP web APIs for building Arabic systems

Conference Paper
Publication Work Type: 
Conference Name: 
(2017 Twelfth International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM
Conference Location: 
Fukuoka, Japan
Conference Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Sponsoring Organization: 
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
Publication Abstract: 

Natural language processing (NLP) is the branch of Artificial Intelligence that is concerned with enabling computers understand human languages. Implementing new NLP tools that effectively and efficiently process Arabic is not an easy task, usually such tools face challenges related to NLP various tasks. However, with the movement of many NLP companies to provide their NLP services via Web APIs, building NLP systems that can benefit from such APIs is becoming a reality. This paper will explore the available NLP Web APIs that supports Arabic language. It will also discuss their strengths and weaknesses and provide suggestion for future use.