Sometimes we feel disconnected with our grandparents/parents when they don't understand the slang we use!

What it does

Takes in text input (i.e. a phrase or sentence) and outputs a "translation" with all the identified Generation Z slang replaced with more easily understandable synonyms.

How we built it

We built this as a webpage that takes user text input, with Firebase as the database that holds all of the slang and their synonyms.

Challenges we ran into

We had a lot of issues with choosing a feasible project. Initially we also wanted to make an iOS app but had no experience with Swift, so we switched to web development.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We have a working webpage that does translate Gen-Z slang with reasonable output.

What we learned

How to use Firebase, how to narrow our solution down to a minimum viable solution, how to work together!

What's next for Z-Tionary

-Adding a dynamic aspect to the database so it updates automatically, maybe scraping data from a website like Urban Dictionary -Adding Natural Language Processing to check for grammatically correct sentences, since some of the outputs don't necessarily make sense in English -Maybe connecting it to Twitter or a messaging app so there's a more concrete and accessible application of the program

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