WikiBhasha (beta)

WikiBhasha is a multilingual content creation tool for Wikipedia. Developed by Microsoft Research, WikiBhasha beta enables Wikipedia users and contributors to explore and source content from English Wikipedia articles, to translate the content into a set of target languages, and to use the content with user additions and corrections for contribution to the target language Wikipedia. The content creation workflow is flexible enough to accommodate new content creation, at the same time preserving reusable information, such as references and templates.

WikiBhasha beta is a powerful multilingual content creator. It has an easy to use, intuitive user interface, and enables easy and quick translation of articles from English to more than 30 other languages that are supported by Microsoft’s Machine Translation system and Microsoft’s Collaborative Translation Framework.

I actually had such thing in mind. 😮 Seriously, no kiddin’! Maybe I should write down my thoughts and sell them :P.

There is so much information on Wikipedia but every language/nation has more, less or extra information about a topic. Some people only look at the Dutch version of Wikipedia and if they can’t find what they are looking for they say: “Nah, it’s not on wikipedia”. Most of the times if you click on English or any other language you actually find your information, but few people search like this.

For example:

Oorlel – NL Wikipedia
Earlobe – EN Wikipedia

(Bharatanatyam, say what?! 😀 )

I hope this WikiBhasha will improve the Wikipedia quality!

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Collaborative Translations (Technology Preview) and more..

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Get your invitation for the Collaborative Translations Technology Preview now.

Very handy widget. Could be attractive for foreign website visitors (and for your website traffic ;)). The service is called Microsoft Translator (but often goes under the name of Bing Translator).

For example: A live demo could be found on the website (on the right site of the page).

Oh by the way do you know this feature on Bing:

Search query: Translate I Love you

♥ Bing 😀

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