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Research:

Master of Philosophy (University of Moratuwa-2011)

Title: A Computational Grammar of Sinhala for English-Sinhala Machine Translation [Link]

Doctor of Philosophy (Reading)– (University of Moratuwa)

Research Interests:

Machine Translation, Natural Language Processing, Sinhala Language, Computational Grammar,  Multi Agent Systems

Awards / Scholarships:

  1. Best paper award (Jointly with WTVL Gunarathne and et.al) on ‘Sinhala Speech to Text Library using Sphinx’ offered by 10th International Research Conference of KDU, Sri Lanka (2017).
  2. Best paper award (Jointly with A. S. Karunananda) on ‘Octopus: A multi agent chat-bot’ offered by 8th International Research Conference of KDU, Sri Lanka (2015).
  3. Best paper presentation award (Jointly with A. S. Karunananda) on ‘A Word as an Agent for Multi-agent based Machine Translation’ offered by ITRU Research symposium, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2011).
  4. Best paper presentation award (Jointly with A. S. Karunananda) on ‘A Novel Approach for English to Sinhala Machine Translation’ offered by ITRU Research symposium, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2010).
  5. Best AI project award (Jointly with A. S. Karunananda) for the paper presentation on ‘BEES ready to a web based translation’ offered by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (2009).
  6. Best paper presentation award (Jointly with A. S. Karunananda) on ‘Swarm Intelligence of BEES for Machine Translation’ offered by ITRU Research symposium, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2009).
  7. Best AI project award (Jointly with A. S. Karunananda) for the paper presentation on ‘Web-based English to Sinhala Selected Texts Translation system’ offered by Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (2008).

 

Teaching:

  1. CS5103: Multi agent Systems, B.Sc. (Hons), Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
  2. CS7133: Natural Language Processing, B.Sc. (Hons), Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
  3. CS1012/IT1033: Fundamentals of Programming, B.Sc. (Hons), Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.
  4. CS 2023: Object Oriented Programming, B.Sc. (Hons), Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.
  5. CS6043: Logic Programming, B.Sc. (Hons), Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
  6. CS2013: Data Structures and Algorithms, B.Sc. (Hons), Faculty of Computing, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
  7. Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, B.Sc., Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka
  8. ICTC2120: Fundamentals of Programming, B.Sc (Hons), Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  9. Web Technologies, B.Sc (Hons), Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  10. Application Development, B.Sc (Hons), Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  11. Object Oriented Programming, B.Sc (Hons), Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  12. Deductive Reasoning and Prolog for  Artificial Intelligence, B. Sc., Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka
  13. Digital Computer Fundamentals, B. Sc., Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka

 

List of My Publications

  1. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, G. Rzevski, Multi-agent solution for managing complexity in English to Sinhala Machine Translation, International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2016, 88 – 96.
  2. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, Octopus: A multi agent chat-bot, Proceedings of 8th International Research Conference KDU 2015.[video] [download]
  3. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, G. Rzevski, A Sinhala Ontology Generator for English to Sinhala Machine Translation, Proceedings of KDU International Research Symposium 2014 [Link] [video]
  4. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, G. Rzevski, ” MaSMT: A Multi-agent System Development Framework for English-Sinhala Machine Translation”, International Journal of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing (IJCLNLP), Volume 2 Issue 7 July 2013. [Link]
  5. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, G. Rzevski, MaSIO – a Solution to Information Overflow in Agriculture, Proceedings of the 10th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI), Colombo, 2013.[Link]
  6. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, G. Rzevski, “Multi-agent System Technology for Morphological Analysis”, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI), Colombo, 2012. [Link]
  7. B Hettige, “A Computational grammar of Sinhala for English-Sinhala machine translation”, M. Phil. thesis, Faculty of Information Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka , 2011.[Link]
  8. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, “A Word as an Agent for Multi-agent based Machine Translation”, Proceedings of the ITRU Research Symposium, Moratuwa, 2011.
  9. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, “Existing Systems and Approaches for Machine Translation: A Review”, Proceedings of the 8th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI), Moratuwa, 2011 [Link]
  10. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, “Computational Model of Grammar for English to Sinhala Machine Translation”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions – ICTer2011, Colombo, 2011.[Link]
  11. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, “Varanageema: A Theoretical basics for English to Sinhala”, Proceedings of the 7th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI), Kelaniya, 2010.[Link]
  12. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, “Multi-Agent architecture for English to Sinhala Machine Translation”, Proceedings of the 27th National IT conference (NITC10), Sri Lanka. 2010.
  13. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunananda, “A Novel Approach for English to Sinhala Machine Translation”, Proceedings of the ITRU Research Symposium, Moratuwa, 2010. [Link]
  14. B. Hettige, A. S. Karunnanda, “An Evaluation methodology for English to Sinhala machine translation”, Proceedings of the 6th International conference on Information and Automation foe Sustainability (ICIAfS 2010), IEEE., 2010[Link]
  15. B. Hettige., A.S. Karunananda, “Theoretical Based Approach to English to Sinhala Machine Translation “, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS2009), IEEE, Sri Lanka, 2009.[Link]
  16. B Hettige., A.S. Karunananda, “On Demand Web Page Translation-BEES in action”, Proceedings of the 6th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI), The Open University of Sri Lanka, October 2009. [Link]
  17. B Hettige, A.S. Karunananda, “Swarm Intelligence of BEES for Machine Translation”, Proceedings of ITRU Reserch symposium, University of Maratuwa, Sri Lanka 2009.
  18. B Hettige. A.S. Karunananda., “Context-Based approach to semantic handling in English to Sinhala Machine Translation”, Proceedings of the 27th National IT Conference (NITC09), Sri Lanka 2009. pp 145-150.
  19. B Hettige. A.S. Karunananda., “Web-based English-Sinhala translator in action”, Proceedings of the 4th International conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS 08), IEEE, Sri Lanka 2008.
  20. B Hettige. A.S. Karunananda,” Web-based English to Sinhala Selected Texts Translation system “, Proceedings of the 5th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI), The Open University of Sri Lanka, October 2008.
  21. B Hettige. A.S. Karunananda, Using Human-Assisted Machine Translation to overcome language barrier in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 4th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI), University of Moratuwa, October 2007.
  22. B. Hettige, A.S. Karunananda, “Transliteration System for English to Sinhala Machine Translation”, proceedings of second International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS2007), IEEE, Sri Lanka, 2007. [Link]
  23. B. Hettige, A.S. Karunananda, “Developing Lexicon Databases for English to Sinhala Machine Translation”, proceedings of second International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS2007), IEEE, Sri Lanka, 2007. [Link]
  24. B. Hettige, Karunananda, “First Sinhala chatbot in action”, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI), University of Moratuwa, September 2006. [Link]
  25. B. Hettige, Karunananda A.S., A Morphological analyzer to enable English to Sinhala Machine Translation, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information and Automation (ICIA2006), Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp 21-26, 2006.[Link]
  26. B. Hettige, Karunananda, A Parser for Sinhala Language – First Step Towards English to Sihala Machine Translation, To appear in the proceedings of International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS06), IEEE, August, Sri Lanka, 2006.[Link]
  27. B. Hettige. A.S. Karunananda, English to Sinhalese Bilingual Web Client for accessing the Semantic Web, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for Artificial Intelligence (SLAAI), pp 36-42, 2004.
  28. A.S. Karunanda ,B. Hettige, Experence in English to Sinhala Machine Translation, Proceedings of Symposium on Localized System and Application (SLSA-2009), pp 21-22, 2009.
  29. R. Bandara, P Indranama, B Hettige, G.S Makalanda, T.G.I Fernando., Sinhala language based projects developed by the DSCS., Proceedings of Symposium on Localized System and Application (SLSA-2009), pp 21-22, 2009.
  30. B. Hettige,  A.S. Karunanda, Bilingual web Client for Accessing world knowledge Proceedings of the 60th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement Science, pp 135., 2004

Authored books for Open and Distance Learning

  • Computer Skills (B. Sc. Undergraduate program, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science), The Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • General Office (Certificate course in professional computer application), The Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Web designing (Certificate course in professional computer application), The Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Desktop publishing (Certificate course in professional computer application), The Open University of Sri Lanka

Edited books for Open and Distance Learning

  • ICT Skills (B. Sc. Undergraduate program, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science), The Open University of Sri Lanka.[Link]

List of My Student Publications

  1. WTVL Gunarathne, TK Ramasinghe, DGJB Wimalarathne, BMSH Balasuriya and B. Hettige, Sinhala Speech to Text Library using Sphinx, 10th International Research Conference of KDU, Sri Lanka (2017).
  2. MS Walgama, B Hettige,Chatbot: The Next Generation in Computer Interfacing – A Review, 10th International Research Conference of KDU, Sri Lanka (2017).
  3. ST Wijewarnaarachchi, B Hettige, Multi Agent through Action Detection Local Board Game Nerenchi, 10th International Research Conference of KDU, Sri Lanka (2017).
  4. DMDKH Rathnasiri, SI Hewawasam, PAD Devinda, I Thrikawala and  B Hettige,Offline Document Summarizer, 10th International Research Conference of KDU, Sri Lanka (2017).
  5. L D S B Weerasinghe, B Hettige, R P S Kathriarachchi and A S Karunananda. Resource Sharing in Distributed Environment using Multi-agent Technology. International Journal of Computer Applications 167(5):28-32, June 2017. [Link]
  6. LDSB Weerasinghe, B Hettige, RPS Kathriarachchi, AS Karunananda, ITray: Multi-agent Solution for LAN Based File Sharing, 9th International Research Conference of KDU, Sri Lanka (2016).
  7. RGUI Meththananda, B. Hettige, Computational model of Sri Lankan board game Nerenchi, Proceedings of 8th International Research Conference KDU, 2015 [video] [download]
  8. HMHR Jayarathna, B Hettige, AgriCom: A communication platform for agriculture sector, Proceegings of the 8th IEEE International Conference Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 2013. [Link]
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