Translator gets its name - EngSin09 Aug 2010
The last 2 weeks have been real crazy. We had been always at university staying sate trying to find a solution to our translation probelm. We red a lot of documents, white paper, and blog posts to find information. We also looked into videos made by teachers who teach English locally.
Finally we came to an understanding on how things should be. In an abstract fashion, we would extract meta information, break down sentencs to chunks that are most of the time just words, generate a pattern of it, and decide on an rearranging pattern. Finally we will rearraneg the sentence and translate it word by word, a dictionary translation.
Once we had some thing sizable, we decided to go to give it a name. We came up with EngSin (or English-Sinhalese translator).
It uses C# on .NET 3.5 powered by a SQLServer 2008. So far it is not great, but it seems to be coming some where and Dr. Elkaduwa is interested.