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    • Making the internet more inclusive in India

      More than 400 million people in India use the internet, and more are coming online every day. But the vast majority of India’s online content is in English, which only 20 percent of the country’s population speaks—meaning most Indians have a hard time finding content and services in their language. Building for everyone means first and foremost making things work in the languages people speak.

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  • Even better translations in Chrome, with one tap

    … Half the world’s webpages are in English, but less than 15 percent of the global population speaks it as a primary or secondary language. It’s no surprise that Chrome’s built-in Translate functionality is one of the most beloved Chrome features. Every day Chrome users translate more than 150 million webpages with just one click or tap. Last…

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  • The Arrival of our 32nd Word Lens Language, Heptapod B

    … convolutional modeling and Dr. Banks’ linguistic background to the deciphering of circular logograms in the Word Lens feature in the Google Translate app. The challenge with understanding Heptapod B is its nonlinear orthography. Fortunately, Google's neural machine translation system employs an encoder/decoder system that internally…

    The Official Google Blog- 23 readers -
  • The Arrival of our 32nd Word Lens Language, Heptapod B

    … convolutional modeling and Dr. Banks’ linguistic background to the deciphering of circular logograms in the Word Lens feature in the Google Translate app. The challenge with understanding Heptapod B is its nonlinear orthography. Fortunately, Google's neural machine translation system employs an encoder/decoder system that internally…

    The Official Google Blog- 28 readers -
  • How Google Translate is making learning English fun in Israel

    … Using neural machine translation, we’ve just updated Hebrew and Arabic languages on Google Translate. But what you can’t see on the surface is that these translations also improved thanks to students across Israel. As English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students used the Google Translate Community platform to learn and practice their English…

    The Official Google Blogin Google How To's- 20 readers -
  • Higher quality neural translations for a bunch more languages

    … Last November, people from Brazil to Turkey to Japan discovered that Google Translate for their language was suddenly more accurate and easier to understand. That’s because we introduced neural machine translation—using deep neural networks to translate entire sentences, rather than just phrases—for eight languages overall. Over the next couple…

    The Official Google Blog- 19 readers -
  • Lost in Translation no more with Word Lens in Japanese

    … on a busy Shibuya street or ordering something you wouldn't normally eat. The Google Translate app already lets you snap a photo of Japanese text and get a translation for it in English. But it’s a whole lot more convenient if you can just point your camera and instantly translate text on the go. With Word Lens, you just need to fire up…

    The Official Google Blog- 18 readers -
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