Goal: to create a modern high quality English to Assyrian dictionary, serving both Eastern and Western Dialects
There are a couple Assyrian dictionaries that let you type in an English word and get the Assyrian equivalent. They’re uber useful but I wanted to address and nail down the following:
- No site presents both the Western and Eastern Aramaic dialects
- Search quality and relevance. I found just 1 site that gives really good search results. The other search result sites had to be paginated and manually searched through which is a big pain point for users
- The main source of data comes from assyrianlanguages.org . Can’t say enough about how good the data on this site is
- Audio player, phonetic pronunciations, and definitions
View Layer: React.js (Less CSS)
Hosting: Microsoft Azure
Backend app: parse platform with customer Express.js cloud code
Data scraping: scrapy (python)
Native mobile: Android and iOS development kits
Step 1: Compile a list of the most commonly used english words
Step 2: Using python scrapy, scrape various Assyrian websites for retrieving translations, audio, and phonetic pronunciations of both dialects
Step 3: Create a ranking system for the results
Step 4: Present the results in a clean and simple web app
Step 5: Integrate a native experience on the Assyrian android app using android RecyclerView
- machine learning: Taking a machine learning course. I’m excited about using learning methods to improve the classifiers to create even higher quality search results!
- Manually curate the words to add more words into the dictionary.
- admin portal to give language experts the tool to make this the highest quality English to Assyrian dictionary
Im trying to use your dictionary on my samsung galaxy tablet but i can't get any search results. Not even for the easiest words like "car" or "baby". Am i missing something. Should i instal something first?
hmmm – thanks for your comment! Does it work fine for you from a normal web browser on a computer or phone? And what web browser are you using on your samsung galaxy tablet? It may be worth trying it in Chrome incognito mode on your Samsung Galaxy Tablet so that it's not using stale cookies / cache that may affect the dictionary too. We'll find a resolution for you – curious to hear your findings Sami!