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Google Search now to support spell correction for Bengali queries for conveneince of Bengali speakers around the World

Google has already begun to gradually roll-out the Knowledge Graph in Bengali and will be made available to users around the world

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March 29, 2017: Aimed at helping Bengali speakers discover new information quickly, Google today announced the introduction of Knowledge Graph in Bengali language on Google Search. In addition, Google Search will now also support spell correction for Bengali queries improving the Search experience for the Bengali speakers around the world.

The Knowledge Graph enables users to search for things, people or places that Google knows about — landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more. The feature allows users to get straight to the answer instead of scrolling through webpages.

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Starting today, when a user searches for cricket legend Sourav Ganguly in Bengali, Google Search will display things instead of strings – and instantly get information that’s relevant to the query such as Sourav’s date of birth, his number as an active cricket player, or links to his profile on social media in Bengali.

To help users get answers even when they misspell a word, Google Search will now support spell correction for Bengali queries, suggesting similar queries whenever a typo made its way into users search query.

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Google has already begun to gradually roll-out the Knowledge Graph in Bengali and will be made available to users around the world. Today’s update will make it easier for the over 200 million Bengali speakers to search for appropriate information.

Google Knowledge Graph is currently available in 41 languages, maps out how more than 1 billion things in the real world are connected, and over 70 billion facts about them. Google claims that it is tuned based on what people search for, and what Google finds out on the web, improving results over time. (IANS)

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Google’s Return to China Creates Unrest Within The Company

Google's Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told employees "it's all very unclear" whether Google would return to China at all.

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Google is planning a return to China.

But the project is shrouded in secrecy, and employees are demanding transparency.

According to a report by The New York Times on Thursday, August 16, a petition calling for more oversight and accountability in the project racked up more than 1,000 signatures.

Reuters reported this month, the app is a bid to win approval from Beijing to provide a mobile search engine in China.

However, employees are concerned the app would support China’s restrictions on free expression and ultimately violate the company’s ‘don’t be evil’ code of conduct.

The petition, seen by Reuters says, “We urgently need more transparency, a seat at the table and a commitment to clear and open processes: Google employees need to know what we’re building.”

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The company declined to comment.

Sources say the project – codenamed Dragonfly – would block certain websites and search terms.

It would also stand in stark contrast to eight years ago, when Google left China in protest of Beijing’s censorship.

Company executives have not commented publicly on Dragonfly.

But in a transcript seen by Reuters, Google’s Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told employees “it’s all very unclear” whether Google would return to China at all.

Also Read: Google Releases ‘Go Edition of Android 9 Pie’

He also said that development is still in the early stages, and that sharing information too early could quote “cause issues”. (VOA)