Conventional Orthography for Dialectal Arabic (CODA): Principles and Guidelines -- Egyptian Arabic - Version 0.7 - March 2012

Habash, Nizar Y.; Diab, Mona T.; Rambow, Owen C.

This document introduces CODA (Conventional Orthography for Dialectal Arabic) and presents specifications and detailed guidelines for Egyptian Arabic CODA. CODA addresses the problem of inconsistent orthographic choices in raw (naturally occurring) written dialectal Arabic text. The specifications are a succinct summary, while the guidelines contain details and examples. The document has three parts that are ordered from most general to the more specific. In Part 1, we define CODA and present its general goals, principles and considerations in a non-dialect specific manner. In Part 2, we present a high level CODA specification for Egyptian Arabic (EGY). And in Part 3, we present detailed guidelines for EGY CODA.



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