The world’s largest online Arab community; Maktoob.com unveiled its beta version of Araby.com, the first search engine in the world that offers advanced Arabic-language capabilities to users worldwide.
Araby.com has been programmed to crawl and search through tens of millions of Arabic documents on the internet and index each result as it comes up. When given a search command, Araby.com displays the most relevant search results through very advanced algorithms and relevancy criteria, unlike other directories in the Arab world that search through a limited database of sites. A network of hundreds of servers and the latest in search technology software allows the user to obtain access to the entire Arabic internet in a split second.
In addition, unlike other search engines that search for an exact word match, Araby.com is capable of detecting different grammatical forms of the Arabic word, thus providing far more accurate results. Araby.com has superior advantages over global competitors when it comes to searching in Arabic. For example the search engine recognizes stop words, prefixes and other grammatical features of the Arabic language, it recognizes different forms of the word and it recognizes spelling mistakes and suggests other forms of the word. Furthermore the engine recognizes offensive words and filters them from the search results.
Packed with a host of attractive features, Araby.com is user-focused and provides a tool to search through specific verticals such as news, Islam, forums, blogs and images.
Satisfying the inclination of millions of users around the world, the Islam search will focus on topics of special interest such as the Holy Quran, Islamic forums and the roles of family and women in Islam, among others. This will allow the user to access the whole library of Islamic content on the net - source: Strategiy.com