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Arabeyes Project and English/Arabic Wordlist

The Arabeyes project has a lot of interesting work going on to improve Arabic support in Unix/Linux environments. Their Wordlist project is an attempt to produce a GPL’d English/Arabic dictionary. It seems to be off to a good start as a list of translated words, but I wonder if it could do with more structure, perhaps using something like the Wordnet approach?

Elsewhere in the Web, I found a paper describing a A Prototype English-Arabic Dictionary Based on WordNet (pdf), which might be worth investigating.