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Dataset Search: Google launches new search engine for scientific community

Search engine giant Google has launched Dataset Search, a new search engine for scientific community that will help them make sense of millions of datasets present online. It will also help scientists, data journalists and geeks to find data required for their work and their stories or simply to satisfy their intellectual curiosity.

Dataset Search

The new search engine will work like Google Scholar, which is company’s popular search engine for academic studies and reports. It will help to find datasets wherever they’re hosted, whether it is publisher’s site, digital library or an author’s personal web page. It can be used to find references to most datasets in environmental sciences, social sciences, as well as government data and data provided by news organizations. It will have twin benefits of creating data sharing ecosystem that will encourage data publishers to follow best practices for data storage and publication and give scientists way to show impact of their work through citation of datasets that they have produced.

Month: Categories: Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2018


Navlekha: Google unveils new platform for Indic language publishers

Search engine giant Google has unveiled Project Navlekha to make online content relevant for more Indian users especially in local languages. It was unveiled along with host of upgrades of Google’s other products at fourth ‘Google for India’ event held in New Delhi. India is important market for Google as it is  second largest population of internet users in the world. At present, amount of online content in Indian languages is only 1% of what is available in English.

Project Navlekha

Navlekha is word derived from Sanskrit meaning “a new way to write.” This project aims to bring 135,000 local language publishers online by making web hosting smooth and simple. It will allow local publishers who do not have websites to make their offline content fit for online publishing in less than a minute. It also comprises tool that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to allow publishers to simply scan documents or PDFs and create instant web pages on the platform. No expert digital knowledge is required in the process. Under Navlekha project, Google will help these publishers to receive training and support and a branded page domain for the first three years.

Month: Categories: Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2018