Google just added a new “translate” button to the expandable story boxes in the U.S. English edition of Google News to help bridge language barriers between the people and the news and to bring you more diverse perspectives on foreign events, informed Yaroslav Kurovtsev, Software Engineer, Google Translate.
“Clicking the translate button reveals the English translation of the original headline using Google Translate. Clicking on the headline takes you to the publisher’s website where you can choose to use Google Translate to see an English version of the entire article. Headlines are labeled with their country of origin,” explains Kurovtsev.
Kurovtsev notes, “To do this, we look for foreign articles from local sources on a relevant news topic. For example, in the case of the flood in Thailand, in addition to surfacing English articles from international press like New York Times.”
Adding he said, “At the same time, we hope readers will benefit from finding relevant news in other languages and being able to read it without knowing the language.”
Google News with Tranlate button
Google News translated using Tranlate button