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Tuesday, 19-March-2019

Google of India

Guwahati| Experts and researchers from across the country are meeting here from today to brainstorm and develop an Indian Language Search Engine, which had been in the pipeline for several years.

Research and development groups from 12 different institutes are participating n the three-day meet, where elaborate and in-depth discussions will take place for the final phase of development of this Indian Language Search Engine, named ‘Sandhan’.

The sessions will be held at the Gauhati University and the Cotton State University.

‘Sandhan’ had been in the pipeline for the last several years.

The Union Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has formed a consortium of 12 institutes for development of a multilingual search engine for the use in digital world.

Search engines like Google have been dominating the present scenario, but local language support in such search engines is not up to date, and many Indian languages are not yet incorporated.

The mission of this Indian Language Search Engine is to facilitate searching of contents in Indian languages, and fetching contents from across the languages and displaying those for user requirement.

This mission of the Ministry of Information Technology includes Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Tamil, Telegu, Punjabi, Gujarati and Oriya. Development of this search engine has been carried out with emphasis on tourism domain at the moment, and is in the final stage of development, testing and implementation.

On successful completion and deployment of such a system, it will facilitate the mass people with access to digital information in local languages.