Google India adds 4 more languages to search results

Search engine giant Google India have launched a range of new features to a richer language experience for its users on Thursday. The introduction of new features will let people toggle their search results between English and four additional languages: Tamil, Telugu, Bangla, and Marathi.

The new language tools have been introduced across Google products like Google Assistant, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Lens, and Discover. The new features use machine learning (ML) and Artificial intelligence (AI) technology to benefit its million users.

The company said that over the next month, Search will start to show relevant content in supported Indian languages where appropriate, even if the local language query is typed in English. “This functionality will also better serve bilingual users who feel comfortable reading both English and an Indian language. It will be introduced in five Indian languages: Hindi, Bangla, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu,” Google said during its ‘L10n’ virtual event.

“The new approach we developed in India is called Multilingual Representations for Indian Languages (or ‘MuRIL’). MuRIL currently supports 16 Indian languages as well as English,” the company informed. Google said it has now made MuRIL open source, and it is currently available 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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