PHOTO - Sajith Sivanandan, country head for Google Malaysia.
Internet services giant Google helps break down barriers to English language search results by providing results in 14 languages including Malay, which would make more online information accessible.
"Google is bringing the vast resources that's available on the Internet to more Malaysians," said Google Malaysia country head Sajith Sivanandan, on 19 October 2011. "Less than 1 percent of the Internet is in Malay, so this feature is able to open up more of what's out there to native Malay speakers."
Sivanandan said this move was announced in a global announcement, called a Googlegram, which noted that English speakers take for granted that they can always find answers online, regardless of their search topic.
"Language is one of the biggest barriers to making information universally accessible, and we've been working to make increasing use of machine translation to improve search across languages," continued the announcement.
"You'll start to see relevant English-language pages when you're searching in one of 14 languages: Afrikaans, Malay, Swahili, Serbian, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovenian, Norwegian, Hindi, Catalan, Maltese, Icelandic, Welsh and Albanian. If you click on the main result title, you'll get to the original English-language page, while the translated link underneath will take you to a translated page."
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