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Prof. Pascal Lorenz
University of Haute Alsace, France
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJFCC. The journal publishes good papers in the field of future computer and communication. Hopefully, IJFCC will become a recognized journal among the readers in the filed of future computer and communication.

IJFCC 2013 Vol.2(6): 570-575 ISSN: 2010-3751
DOI: 10.7763/IJFCC.2013.V2.229

Ontology Based Semantic Search in Holy Quran

Hikmat Ullah Khan, Syed Muhammad Saqlain, Muhammad Shoaib, and Muhammad Sher
Abstract—The Holy Quran, due to its unique style and allegorical nature, needs special attention about search and information retrieval issues. Many works have been done to accomplish keyword search from Holy Quran. The main problem in all these works is that these are either static or they does not provide us semantic search. In this paper, we propose that the concepts of ontology of semantic web can be applied for carrying out semantic search in Holy Quran. For this purpose, exploratory search have been done from semantic web field of knowledge. The sample domain ontology, based on living creatures including animals and birds mentioned in Holy Quran, has been developed in protégé ontology editor tool. SPARQL Queries have been run to depict the proper role of ontology. Then certain recommendation for the project of attaining semantic search from all domains and resultantly all text of Holy Quran has been proposed. These recommendations include model and framework including creation of Quranic WordNet, integration, merging and mapping of domain ontologies under the umbrella of upper ontology. This work can be extended to other Islamic knowledge sources like Hadith, Fiqh etc.

Index Terms—Framework, information retrieval, ontology, semantic search.

The authors are with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, International Islamic University, Islamabad (e-mail: Hikmat_niazi@yahoo.com, Syed.Saqlian@iiu.edu.pk, shoaibishaaqiiu@yahoo.com, m.sher@iiu.edu.pk).


Cite:Hikmat Ullah Khan, Syed Muhammad Saqlain, Muhammad Shoaib, and Muhammad Sher, "Ontology Based Semantic Search in Holy Quran," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 570-575, 2013.

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