This research discusses how both theoretical linguistics and computational linguistics process natural language by clarifying the foundations which the two fields are based on. Also, this study attempts to analyze the differences and convergences that can lay a clear foundation for linguistics to be computed by studying the goals and operational procedures in different language systems such as morphology, phonetics, syntax and semantics. The research consists of an introduction and two sections. The first one is theoretical, explaining the linguistic theory with its two parts: Arabic and Western. Then the concept of computational linguistics and its role in studying, understanding, and generating the natural language processing is explored. The second section is applied, discussing the difference between theoretical linguistics and computational theories in terms of their starting points, their objectives, and the way they process linguistic systems. The research aims to represent computational procedures using linguistics in computers in order to achieve the goals of users of natural language in an ideal way.
"Natural Language Processing: Between Theoretical and Computational Linguistics,"
Association of Arab Universities Journal for Arts مجلة اتحاد الجامعات العربية للآداب: Vol. 19:
2, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/aauja/vol19/iss2/12