Digital Quran Computing: Review, Classification, and Trend Analysis

Mohammed Zakariah, Muhammad Khurram Khan, Omar Tayan, Khaled Salah

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The proliferation of online digital multimedia content has enabled the rapid digitization of printed manuscripts, resulting in faster and more effective dissemination of digital publications. This scenario is also found in the context of digital Quran content, which has recently gained significant traction from the research and scientific communities with related discussions and studies covering a range of IT subject domains under the generic topic of Digital Quran Computing (DQC). In the past few years, a number of international conferences and symposia have been dedicated to the concept of DQC. This paper surveys and reports on the developmental trends and research hotspots in DQC, providing up-to-date theme categories and an analysis of published articles in the literature. First, the study provides a theme categorization based on the topical trends from recent conferences and symposia related to DQC. Second, a review is given for papers under each theme with a discussion of their key features, limitations, and research directions. Finally, a number of research hot spots that identify open challenges and primary areas in DQC for future work are outlined.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)3077-3102
Number of pages26
JournalArabian Journal for Science and Engineering
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2017


  • Arabic digitization
  • Digital Quran Computing
  • Holy Quran
  • Mobile applications
  • Multimedia
  • World Wide Web


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