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|Title: ||ONLINE AMHARIC-ENGLISH, ENGLISH-AMHARIC MULTIMEDIA DICTIONARY|
|Authors: ||Ahmed, Aragaw|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Dejene Ejigu|
|Copyright: ||Jul-2008 |
|Date Added: ||10-May-2012 |
|Abstract: ||Dictionary is the list of words with their definitions. An online English-Amharic,
Amharic-English multimedia dictionary is a dictionary that provides an online translation
service from English to Amharic and vice versa. As the name implies, it is a multimedia
dictionary that displays the meaning of the word with multimedia content. Multimedia is
an application that uses multiple modalities to their advantages including text, image,
drawing/graphics, animation, video and sound. Displaying the meaning of the word with
different multimedia content will help the users to understand the meaning of the word
very easily. The sound/voice support helps the user to know how the word is pronounced
correctly; picture also describes the meaning of the word better than text i.e. "a picture
worth more than 1000 words".
In this project, we propose and implement an online English-Amharic, Amharic-English
Multimedia Dictionary. The multimedia dictionary provides an online dictionary service
for both Amharic to English and English to Amharic word translation. It displays the
meaning of the word with multimedia content that can describe more about the word and
To display Amharic text online, a WEFT tool is used. WEFT is a Microsoft's utility for
generating embeddable web fonts. It creates "Embedded Open Type" files for inclusion on
the web site. These files usually use the extension ".eot". Using .eot file, it is possible to
embed the Amharic Unicode font in the system. The embedded Amharic font helps
Amharic words to be displayed in any computer whether the computer has an Amharic
that maps all Amharic Unicode values to their phonetic keyboard combination. Using the
any Amharic phonetic keyboard combination. Using WEFT and Amharic Typing script,
Amharic text can be displayed in any computer and users can write Amharic text.
The online dictionary has different searching facilities and displays the result using
appropriate multimedia content. In addition to displaying the meaning of a word with
English-Amharic, Amharic-English Multimedia Dictionary
multimedia content, the online dictionary supports users' interaction. It allows the users to
post comments, requests and even they can add new words in the dictionary. They can
also give comment on the meaning of the word, post additional meaning or post a better
The online dictionary also has a separate administration part that helps the system
administrator to manage dictionary functionalities that includes management of dictionary
data, users, word category, security, conjugation, additional meanings and assign privilege
to the users.
For multimedia data, different tools are used for capturing/recording, processing and
displaying. For an audio content, cool edit 2000 is used for capturing and processing.
client side program and makes the audio to play with out refreshing or submitting the
form to the server.
For picture content, the main sources of picture files are Clip Art CDs and Internet. The
hardware to capture pictures files are scanner and Digital camera. For image processing,
Adobe Photoshop is used for cropping the picture in to equal size and to make some
For video content, an ASPNetVideo component is used. The ASPNetVideo Component
Suite allows to add video files and streaming media into ASP.Net web forms. For
processing of Video files, Adobe premier is used.
The development Environment that is used in this system is ASP.NET, IIS is the web
server and SQL server 2005 is used for database Implementation.|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Computer Science|
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