Translating Passive Structures from Arabic into English Using the NooJ Platform

Azeddine Rhazi, Hayet Ben Ali, Mourad Aouini


This paper focuses on the problems resulting from the translation of Arabic passive
sentences into English. This translation may lead to many difficulties; resulting from the disparities between the source language and the target language; mainly at the syntactic level. We will present the NooJ approach that uses translation rules in order to solve problems at the syntactic level (i.e. order, structure, tense, and genre), NooJ dictionaries, and the morphological rules. It is hoped that NooJ as a
linguistic environment and a machine translation could remove ambiguities produced by the translation of Arabic passive sentences into English language.

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