Google Transliterated Search Results?

May 3, 2010 • 7:56 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

We know Google has a really nifty Google Translate tool and we know Google integrates that directly in the search results with translate this page. But Google is also pushing hard on transliteration and improving that. For those that don't know the difference between translation and transliteration, translation is simply converting one language into an other, where as transliteration is where you help people speak one language by showing the pronunciation in the language they understand.

Can you see this incorporate in the search results?

A person at Google Blogoscoped thinks he has. He was testing it out on Arabic search results and spotted in the snippet Google possibly using transliteration to create a dynamic snippet. I am not sure if I can validate this myself, but here is a screen capture:

transliterated google search results

It is very interesting that Google bloded the English transliterated version of the word.

Transliterated search results, here we come?

Forum discussion at Google Blogoscoped.

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05/03/2010 12:34 pm

we have a couple of clients in the middle east and we can trail couple of visits threw transliteration in the last 2 months... and i want to bring to your reader attention one of the most big engines in ME for transliteration is check it out

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05/03/2010 12:45 pm

I think it is totally a genius step ahead and Google has always been like that! Also, I believe this can be of great use to any person around the world who may be strange to internet/WWW!

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