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American Journal of Software Engineering. 2014, 2(1), 1-7
DOI: 10.12691/ajse-2-1-1
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Unicode Based Bilingual Sindhi-English Pictorial Dictionary for Children

Zeeshan Bhatti1, , Imdad Ali Ismaili1, Dil Nawaz Hakro1 and Ahmad Waqas2

1Institute of Information and Communication Technology, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Paksitan

2Department of Computer Science, Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan

Pub. Date: December 29, 2013

Cite this paper:
Zeeshan Bhatti, Imdad Ali Ismaili, Dil Nawaz Hakro and Ahmad Waqas. Unicode Based Bilingual Sindhi-English Pictorial Dictionary for Children. American Journal of Software Engineering. 2014; 2(1):1-7. doi: 10.12691/ajse-2-1-1

Abstract

Dictionaries are the fundamental building block of any language facilitating the language learners, scholars, teachers, students and native speakers with vital understanding of linguistics resources. In this paper we discuss the implementation of Unicode based bilingual dictionary in Sindhi to English and English to Sindhi; targeted specifically for children. There doesn’t exists any such type of software system which is specifically for the young school going children of Sindh Province, that would facilitate and aid them in learning English language. This application thus is the first ever attempt to cultivate English to Sindhi and Sindhi to English Pictorial dictionary for Sindhi speaking Children. The system is developed using Java programming language with database managed through Hash-table. The system uses java beans to create and store the dictionary word information as objects and serialized to save it in a file using java’s object serialization technique. Initially a two set of user interfaces are created. First is the administrator section that is used to enter and save words and meanings along with their corresponding picture. The second section is the end user section that is used by the students to search and view the Sindhi-English word with picture. The words included are specifically targeted towards the children of Sindh and contain approximately thirty Three thousand words.

Keywords:
sindhi language pictorial dictionary bilingual dictionary hash table unicode

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