Google Translate Crossed Language Boundaries

Language barrier is a big obstacle to provide access to all the world's information. If the result page to a query is written in a language that you don't understand, then up until now it would be very hard to get access to this information. Recently, google blog had announced a new feature on Google Translate addressing […]

Language barrier is a big obstacle to provide access to all the world's information. If the result page to a query is written in a language that you don't understand, then up until now it would be very hard to get access to this information.

Recently, google blog had announced a new feature on Google Translate addressing this problem. Now, you can search for something in your own language (for example, English) and search the web in another language (for example, French). If you're looking for wine tasting events in Bordeaux while on vacation in France, just type "wine tasting events in Bordeaux" into the search box on the "Search results" tab on Google Translate. You'll then get French search results and a (machine) translation of these search results into English. Similarly, an Arabic speaker could look for restaurants in New York, by searching for "مطعم نيويورك"; or a Chinese speaker could look for documents on machine learning on the English web by looking for
"机器学习".

While machine translation is not perfect, it's usually good enough for you to obtain the gist of information in a language you might otherwise be unable to access. We think this feature will be particularly useful for our international users since although the majority of Internet users out there are non English speakers, a majority of the content on the internet is still in English.

Note: that this feature is currently in beta, you can send your feedback.

Source:→ Google Blog

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