Google breaks down language barriers

Google is preparing a future update of its search engine that lets users search content in any language by translating queries into English, performing the search and translating the results back to the original language. "As far as you are concerned, you search in your language. There is a better chance that you get good results," said Udi Manber, Google's vice president of engineering. Manber said that the technology will be launching "soon", but did not provide a projected launch date.

He also showed off a project that will try to interpret a user's search intentions instead of performing the query to the letter. Instead of suggesting alternative queries for probable mistakes the new design will offer results based on the query as the search engine interpreted it mixed in with the results for the query as it was entered. Google came up with the technology after it noticed that many users were unable to enter the correct query to find the information that they were looking for. Once again, Manber did not provide a projected launch date for the project.

News source: vnunet

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