A description and demonstration of SAFAR framework (5. Conclusion)

5.       Conclusion

SAFAR is a monolingual framework dedicated to Arabic language. It is considered as a repository and collaborative work where multiple developers of Arabic tools and resources can meet and share their products. It is in its second decade of existence and integrates more than 50 tools and resources. Its benchmarking with concurrent ones regarding Arabic language showed it outperforms them for different features such as maintenance or software engineering principles. The next steps of our journey is to:

·  Concentrate on less considered layers such as semantics and applications

·  Integrate and develop other tools and resources for dialects and classical Arabic

·  Build bridges with multilingual or other languages frameworks for developers interested to consider more than one language in their projects such as machine translation.5

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