Sakhr: Making Arabic e-gov a reality

Published October 23rd, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Company Press Release: 


Sakhr Software Co., the leader in the Arabic software industry, will participate in Gitex Dubai 2000, (October 28th - November 1st), with a wide spectrum of corporate solutions and services.  

Sakhr will be represented in Gitex by a variety of new products and services that are expected to play a major role in the Arabic e-government within the forthcoming period.  


Sakhr will also reveal a number of key solutions that were principally developed to respond to the technological dire needs of the Arabic corporate sector. "Making Arabic E-Gov a reality marks our participation in the largest IT exhibition in the Middle East," said Jamil Ezzo, Sakhr international marketing director. "We will be presenting a set of newly developed Arabic solutions enabling e-gov to function in Arabic," added Ezzo.  


"Relying on Sakhr's corporate solutions represented in its Circulars System (Taameem), Trademarks Registration System, the Incoming/Outgoing System, ArabDox DMS and the E-Gov Website, together with the active response of the key Arabic government organizations, prove that we are really witnessing a flourishing Arabic E-Gov era where Sakhr plays a crucial role," said Ezzo.  


Sakhr will demonstrate its latest version of the Circulars System (Taameem), a solution that responds to the needs of ministries and organizations in the preparation, archiving, publishing and dissemination of their official circulars. It also aims at giving employees the ability to retrieve old and new circulars, based on the date, source, or theme, utilizing the Internet/Intranet infrastructure.  


Having been successfully applied in the Egyptian Ministry of Commerce, Sakhr's Trademarks Registration System will be demonstrated at Gitex with additional features. The system originally provides automation of trademarks' registration, archiving management and verification to avoid the replication of an existing trademark.  


Sakhr will also demonstrate ArabDox Document Management System version 2.0. The new version of ArabDox supports the latest industry standard XML and is fully integrated with Ultimus Workflow Suite.  


Sakhr's Enterprise Translation System (SET) will be one of the key solutions provided by Sakhr for building an innovative E-Gov infrastructure. SET is an Intranet web-enabled translation system that provides server-based automatic translation, which automatically translates text from English into Arabic.  


For the Arabic Press sector, Sakhr will demonstrate Sakhr Press Solution (SPS), an integrated system for building, archiving and retrieving press information. SPS is capable of maintaining an electronic archive of huge amounts of Arabic press materials such as articles, reports and photographs. The system's capabilities extend to include an advanced Arabic search and retrieval system.  


Relying on its long experience in Arabic NLP, Arabic Text-To-Speech (TTS) and Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) technologies, Sakhr will demonstrate its latest speech-based solutions including Sakhr Reading Machine for the Blind; a program converting scanned documents deciphered via OCR into an auditory waveform.  


Sakhr will also demonstrate the Phone Mail System that enables users to listen to their emails via telephone by dialing a normal phone number. Sakhr will reveal for the first time its Arabic/English Dictation System.  


On the margin of the event, Sakhr will also show its key Electronic Publishing projects that target large governmental and private organizations including magazines, encyclopedias, and minutes of parliamentary sessions. 


Sakhr will also promote its Arabization for the Palm OS and compatible application development. It will also offer its first WAP-based online dictionary application to be freely browsed using cellular phones.  


Sakhr Software Co. was founded in Kuwait in 1982, and was relocated in Cairo in 1990. Sakhr, the leading Arabic software Co., develops software specifically tailored to the needs of the Arabic market and the Arabic language users. The company has pioneered many Arabic products and solutions that benefit from its long investment in research in the field of NLP (Natural Language Processing) for Arabic.  


Sakhr products and solutions include Automatic Diacritizer, Arabic Search and Retrieval, Machine Translation, Text To Speech TTS, Automatic Speech Recognition ASR, OCR, and Electronic Publishing, all use Arabic linguistic engine. Sakhr has also developed many educational and Arabic cultural products.  


Sakhr Software Co. is a division of Alalamiah Group, which includes companies in Kuwait, Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar, in addition to Cairo, Washington DC, and Tokyo. The company has a network of distributors in most Arabic and Islamic countries.  


Visit us at Gitex Dubai 2000, D5-1 Hall # 5.

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