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Understanding the Quran: a new grand challenge for computer science and artificial intelligence

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Publication date2010
Number of pages2
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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ConferenceACM-BCS Visions of Computer Science 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period14/04/1015/04/10

Abstract

The Quran is held by Muslims to be a single-authored text, the direct words of God (Allah), conveyed by the angel Gabriel to Mohammed 1355-1378 years ago, and later transcribed verbatim to be used as the sole authoritative source of knowledge, wisdom and law. The challenge for computer scientists is to represent this knowledge, wisdom and law in computer systems: to build intelligent systems which can answer any question with knowledge from the Quran, and can help society, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to understand and appreciate the Quran.