Princess Sumaya University for Technology and the Crown Prince Foundation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to implement the "Dhad" Initiative, aiming to work together in fields of research related to the Arabic language and create a road map for the preparation of natural language processing (NLP) research and programs.
PSUT's President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, pointed out that scientific research teams from the University and the Royal Scientific Society are working to enhance and technically enrich the digital Arabic content through the process of providing and evaluating this content on the Internet, in addition to working on the preparation of "courseware" in Arabic, especially for university students, to support this trend.
Vice President Prof. Arafat Awajan noted the existence of a number of youth initiatives and student clubs already in place at the University to help spread and enrich Arabic content, pointing out that PSUT offers unparalleled support to its student clubs and initiatives.
In the same context, the CEO of the Foundation, Dr. Tamam Mango, stressed the importance of this partnership with the University in the initiative, especially with regard to the promotion and technical enrichment of Arabic digital content in the fields of scientific research due to its importance in achieving its objectives.
The agreement was signed on behalf of PSUT by its President, Prof. Mashoor Al-Refai, while CEO Dr. Tamam Mango represented the Crown Prince Foundation. Also in attendance at the signing were the Vice President, the Dean of the King Abdullah I School for Scientific Research, the Dean of Admissions and Registration, the Vice Dean of the King Hussein School of Computing Sciences, and a team from the Foundation.
It is worth mentioning that "Dhad" is an initiative launched by the Crown Prince, HRH Prince Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II, with the aim of preserving the Arabic language. It will prepare ambassadors of the Arabic language who will encourage its use across the range of scientific disciplines, setting up and promoting different platforms of communication in Arabic and employing it in all walks of professional life, as well as in science and technology fields.