Google has introduced a Knowledge Graph feature in Bengali language on Google Search. The feature will let users search for things, people or places that Google knows about. It also allows users to get straight to the answer. Further, the company also announced that Google Search would also support spell correction for Bengali queries.
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Aimed at helping Bengali speakers discover new information quickly, Google today announced the introduction of Knowledge Graph in Bengali language on Google Search. In addition, Google Search will now also support spell correction for Bengali queries improving the Search experience for the millions of Bengali speakers around the world.
The Knowledge Graph enables users to search for things, people or places that Google knows about—landmarks, celebrities, cities, sports teams, buildings, geographical features, movies, celestial objects, works of art and more. The feature allows users to get straight to the answer and not trillions of webpages to scroll through. Starting today, when you search for cricket legend Sourav Ganguly in Bengali, Google Search will show you things, not strings – and you’ll instantly get information that’s relevant to your query such as Sourav’s date of birth, his number as an active cricket player, or links to his profile on social media in Bengali.
Search is a lot about discovery–learning something new about the world, having fun, and getting inspired. But it’s all too easy for users to misspell that thing you were searching for especially when in a rush or on the go. To help users get answers even when they misspell a word, Google Search will now support spell correction for Bengali queries, suggesting similar queries whenever a typo made its way into users search query.
Google has already begun to gradually roll-out the Knowledge Graph in Bengali and will be made available to users around the world. Today’s update will make it much easier for the over 200 million Bengali speakers to search for things they care about.
Google Knowledge Graph is currently available in 41 languages, maps out how more than 1 billion things in the real world are connected, and over 70 billion facts about them. And it’s tuned based on what people search for, and what Google find out on the web, improving results over time.