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WikiBhasha: Enhancing Multilingual Content in Wikipedia

Speaker  Aishwarya Ratan

Duration  00:05:23

Date recorded  20 October 2010

Making Wikipedia more multilingual inspired creation of the WikiBhasha tool. WikiBhasha—“Wiki,” signifying its community-oriented approach; “Bhasha,” a Sanskrit word meaning “language”—features a content-creation platform that combines linguistic services, such as machine translation, with a Wikipedia-friendly content editor. Everyday users in countries around the world, as well as language enthusiasts, can use WikiBhasha to adapt English-language Wikipedia articles for local languages. Along the way, they can create new local content to expand the article they have translated. WikiBhasha users also can create new articles from scratch. And in time, the tool could help convert articles in languages other than English into local languages.

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