With more than 400 million internet users in India, language stands as a big barrier among this users from consuming those digital contents. Bringing digital contents in their own regional languages is a big effort. To ease up this effort Google with the help of its Neural Machine Translation technology adds more support for Indian languages on its products. Now over 30 Indian regional languages are supported by Google Translate, Chrome browser, Google Maps and Gboard.
Neural Machine Translation
Talking about Neural Machine Translation technology by Google, it can translate full sentence at a time. Unlike the old phrase-based system Google used, which translate only a piece of a sentence at a time. With the new technology, it can translate more accurately, and provide easier to understand a sentence with proper grammar.
Google now uses this technology to translate between English and nine Indian languages. This includes Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Malayalam and Kannada. You can try the translation via Google Translate apps or at Google Translate website.
Translation on Chrome
Google has brought the Neural Machine Translation to web content by deeply integrating it with the Chrome browser. So, once you take a web page, Chrome will prompt you with an option to translate the website into your native language. It offers full-page translations to and from English to nine Indian languages.
Gboard Keyboard with 22 Indian Languages
If you are still not using the amazing Gboard keyboard for your android device [play.google.com] then you should give it a try. Gboard now in total support 22 Indian languages. The new languages include Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, and Gujarati.
With the new update, Gboard now offers auto-correction and prediction in these new Indian languages. In addition, you get two layouts for each – one in the native language script and one with the QWERTY layout for transliteration. The QWERTY layout allows you to spell words phonetically using the QWERTY alphabet and get text output in your native language script.
Google Maps Auto-translated local reviews
Coming to Google Maps, the local reviews of restaurants, cafes, hotels and places are now auto-translated to your native Indian language. You will see both the original language as well as the language you set on your device on Google Maps.
Google Search also gets a small addition in the form of integration with Rajpal & Sons Hindi dictionary. You can now get the meaning of a Hindi phrase right from the Google search result. For example, you can type in Nirdeshak ka matlab in Search, and you’ll instantly get to see word meanings and dictionary definitions on the search results page, including English translations.