Search and Language Limitations

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If you live in the US or in the west, you think Google has all the answers. But in reality where most of the planet doesn’t speak english and the content is not digitized finding information is still a nightmare. The Broadband Blog’s Ramesh Jain writes, “serious problem in most of the emerging world that does not speak English and is not exposed to computers as we are is that most, almost all, information is not in the cyberspace and is not likely to get there due to language and resource hurdles. It will be interesting to think of innovative ways to combine computer network, phone network, and human network to perform searches in real world. I think this may be a very interesting area to explore and build technology and devices to do that. “

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Dirk van der Woude

I suppose that this is the reason why Google is investing in Google Translate – which enables you even to read Japanese or Korean in English. At least one American Corp that understands something of the world.

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