Friday, March 12, 2010

Google to focus on language tools for Indian users

Google, the world’s biggest search engine, has been focusing on Indian languages to make internet more relevant for Indian users.

‘Google has launched products like Google SMS search, SMS channels, Google local search and Google map maker and has localized many popular Google applications into Indian languages. It is offering transliteration in 11 Indian languages and seven international languages,’ said Mr Jagjit Chawla, product manager of Google India.

Addressing a press conference here today, Mr Chawla said that Google was the first company which introduced language technologies such as translation and transliteration with the aim of making the internet more accessible to Indian users.

Mr Chawla said that Google has provided the facility that any illiterate mobile phone holder can also search anything on internet using his phone by his voice, if he does not even know Hindi.

Full report here Indlaw News 

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