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Google India includes Tamil, Telugu, and two additional languages to search results

In an offer to deliver a richer language experience to a huge number of its clients, Google India on Thursday reported to let people toggle their Search results among English and four extra languages: Tamil, Telugu, Bangla and Marathi.

The organization said that throughout the following month, Search will begin to show important substance in supported Indian languages where suitable, regardless of whether the local language question is composed in English. “This functionality will also better serve bilingual users who feel comfortable reading both English and an Indian language. It will roll out in five Indian languages: Hindi, Bangla, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu,” Google said during its ‘L10n’ virtual event.

The organization declared a range of features across its products for the India market, with a commitment to additionally invest in the ML and AI efforts at its research centre in the nation and cooperate with innovative startups who are building solutions in local languages.

In Google Maps, clients can now rapidly and effectively change their Maps experience into one of nine Indian languages.

“This will allow users to search for places, get directions and navigation, and interact with the Map in their preferred local language”.

Since the launch of Hindi and other language features, Google have seen in excess of a 10 times increment in Hindi queries on Search in India.

“Today in India, more than 50 per cent of the content viewed on Google Discover is in Indian languages,” the company informed.

33% of Google Assistant clients in India are using it in an Indian language, and since the launch of Assistant language picker, inquiries in Indian languages have doubled.

The tech giant said that at Google Research India, it has spent a lot of time helping computer systems comprehend human language.

“The new approach we developed in India is called Multilingual Representations for Indian Languages (or ‚ÄėMuRIL’). MuRIL currently supports 16 Indian languages as well as English,” Google informed.

Google said it has now made MuRIL open source, and it is as of now accessible to download for free from the TensorFlow Hub.

“We hope MuRIL will be the next big evolution for Indian language understanding, forming a better foundation for researchers, students, startups, and anyone else interested in building Indian language technologies,” Google noted.

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