English Sinhala Language Translator for EngEx2010

As second year students, we were helping out the staff and seniors for the engineering exhibition, EngEx2010, to come. I was assigned to for logic networks related demonstration showing boolean logic in action using electronic components. But things changed soon when the staff realized that final years were not going to live to their commitments and suddenly we had a void of projects to display. So we were tasked with picking up a final year project and get some thing done.

I decided to team up with Pramod and Pasidu. Been the debating type trio, we took few days to come to a decision on what kind of project to do and realized almost all easily doable projects were gone and the hard to achieve English/Sinhalese translator was the only thing on board.

We had a discussion with Dr. Elkaduwa about the approach and he is the project supervisor. After some quick reading we came to an understanding to implement it using a pattern based approach, which seemed simplest.

Here we are, doing a project rejected even by our super seniors to be done in 1 year, going to achieve it in 4 weeks! Face palm, heavy sigh, may God bless us all!