Google's new features empower Indian language consumer base

Google's new features empower Indian language consumer base

Google's new features empower Indian language consumer base

Additionally, it has announced that its Gboard Keyboard app will now support all 22 scheduled Indian languages.

Tamil, Hindi, Kanada, Bengali and Marathi speaking users have the highest adoption online services, followed by Telugu, Gujarati and Malayalam.

The feature takes advantage of Google's increasingly more powerful language translation platform, which the company has been augmenting using A.I. technologies.

The report titled "Indian Languages - Defining India's Internet" throws light on the various challenges faced by internet users in India with the most prominent being the lack of content available in regional languages. "Neural translation offers a huge improvement over the old phrase-based system, translating full sentences at a time, instead of pieces of a sentence". This change improves the quality of translation in a single jump than seen in the last ten years combined.

The translation won't work for every language pair out there, but if you've ever use Google Translate, you have a good idea of which languages it can handle - and, well, it's a lot of languages.

Britain urges N Korea to stop nuclear weapons drive
Any preemptive strike on the United States' part would use conventional weapons, rather than nuclear, the officials said. The annual military exercises have consistently infuriated the North, which views them as rehearsals for an invasion.

Ashmore Group plc (ASHM) Given "Hold" Rating at Peel Hunt
Ashmore Group plc is a United Kingdom-based company, which operates as a specialist emerging markets asset manager. The stock of RPC Group PLC (LON:RPC) earned "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, January 28.

U.S. military defends dropping 'mother of all bombs' on ISIS in Afghanistan
Nangarhar Provincial Governor Gulab Mangal said IS fighters had used the complex to "kill people and hold important meetings". Mr Murtazawi said the IS fighters in the tunnels had "come from Pakistan and were persecuting people in the local area".

Google has now extended the Neural Machine translation to Chrome browser's built-in auto-translate functionality as well in order to make full-page translations more accurate and easier to read.

Recently, a study conducted by the tech major in collaboration with KPMG India revealed that 234 million Indian language users are now online, as against 175 million users browsing in English. We have identified gaps that bar Indians from accessing the internet.

The new Gboard comes with a feature that makes it easy to resize and reposition the keyboard according to a user's need. For example, type "aapko holi ki hardik shubhkamnay" and get "आपको होली की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें ".

Google India has also unwrapped the new Hindi dictionary in Google Search - a collaboration with Google and Oxford University Press. "This new experience will also support transliteration, allowing users to use their existing keyboards to find meanings in Hindi".

Translating reviews manually has always been an option, but that can be kind of a pain because you've got to copy the text, switch to a translation app, paste the text in, and then wait for the translation to pop out.

Related news