Introduction To UNL
The Universal Networking Language (UNL) is an artificial interlingua attempting
to replicate the functions of natural human languages in communication. The mission
of the Universal Networking Language Program (UNLP), as initiated by the United
Nations and devised by the Universal Networking Digital Language (UNDL) Foundation,
is to enable all people to generate information and have access to cultural knowledge
in their native languages.
Moreover, UNL will offer a powerful platform for inter-lingual communication in
furtherance of the purpose of sustainable development, intercultural understanding
and dialogue, and peaceful sharing of economic and social world resources. UNL applications
will include multilingual web pages, a UNL encyclopedia, and others.
In July 2004, partnership with the UNDL foundation was established and an agreement
was signed in favor of the Bibilotheca Alexandrina (BA) to host Ibrahim Shihata
Arabic-UNL Center (ISAUC).
The UNLP consists of a network of people engaged in the common endeavor of universal
access to information.The core of the UNL system is a pair of software tools that
bridge between natural languages
The First International Workshop
The Arabic UNL Dictionary:
The Arabic UNL Dictionary The size of the main general dictionary reached 99,908
entries representing 52,572 universal concepts.