Google, the world’s most popular search engine, on Monday, May 5, introduced an online service for its customers that will translate between Hindi and English. Though this is a gutsy endeavor, it is low on utility since the translations generally turn out to be more hilarious than accurate. One can explore this new translation service being offered by Google on the following link, google.com/translate_t This new translation service from Google normally comes up with appropriate answers when one types simple sentences like ‘I love you’ and ‘how are you’.
The translations start turning hazy once complex sentences, phrases or even slang words are typed. It also shows errors as far as syntax is concerned. But then the company officials explain that the new Google software operates on the rule ‘the more you use, the better it gets’. This is because the software updates it or learns from the alternative words the users type into it. Speaking about the introduction of this new software, Rahul Roy Chowdhury, the Product Manager of Google India said that the company felt a need to reach people who may be English-familiar, but Indic language proficient. He mentioned that the company was working on improving the Hindi translation.