On Wed, Mar 7, 2012 at 11:54 AM, Shiju Alex <sh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> *We hope that Wikimedia works on delivering better transliteration
>> support or improving the results for Indic languages. *
> Typing scheme for Transliteration is an issue (for readers) since there is
> no standard transliteration scheme for any language. For editors it is not
> an issue since they use that in wiki. Providing *help link* to typing
> schemes (transliteration/Inscript or other schemes) once a scheme is
> selected can be one solution. But the issue here is live.wikimedia is meant
> for readers. So they may not really like to go and understand the typing
> scheme. So it is a tricky situation.
Will try solve the issue.
If more issues are there, please feel free to add.
> In addition to the existing typing schemes we can think about providing
> more typing schemes to readers (including the google transliteration
> option, but not sure that is viable since it is not open source ).
> *However, we got accurate results with the Hindi Inscript input option.*
> since Inscript uses same layout for all indic scripts if Inscript solution
> works for Hindi then it work for all other indic languages including
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 1:47 PM, Tinu Cherian <tinucher...@wikimedia.in>wrote:
>> *Medianama : "Wikimedia India Rolls Out Realtime Search; Supports Indic
>> *It looks like Wikimedia India has implemented a project by engineering
>> student Shrey Gokani to roll out an instant search engine of its own at
>> live.wikimedia.in. The site is under a creative commons license, with
>> the code dual licensed under GPL and Creative Commons. The Wikimedia
>> Instant site does appear to have additional functionality over Gokani’s
>> version, with the ability to choose an Indic Input keyboard, since the
>> service supports Indic language editions of Wikimedia services.
>> The search engine works quite similar to Wikilive, another student
>> project about which, we had written in November 2011. And similar to what
>> we had wished, Wikimedia Live also covers Wikipedia, Wikitionary,
>> Wikibooks, Wikiquotes, Wikiversity, Wikinews and Wikisource, and their
>> Indic editions, in realtime. The site also offers other relevant Wikipedia
>> search results on the top, followed by a preview of the most relevant
>> Wikipedia article to the search query.
>> Indic Language Support: The site allows users to type in queries in 21
>> Indic languages including Kannada, Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, Sanskrit, Bangla
>> and others. How it works is that the search engine allows the user to
>> choose the language of his preference, following which he has to choose an
>> input script which is apt for his language. For instance, if one chooses
>> Kannada as his preferred language, he has to choose between the Kannada
>> transliteration option or choose the Kannada Inscript option, however if
>> you choose Hindi as your preferred language, you will have to select the
>> sole Hindi Inscript option.
>> Irrelevant Results? We weren’t too happy with results generated through
>> Indic language transliteration input, since it delivered wrong results in
>> most cases when we gave it a spin (we tried it on OS X Lion on Google
>> Chrome). We hope that Wikimedia works on delivering better transliteration
>> support or improving the results for Indic languages. However, we got
>> accurate results with the Hindi Inscript input option.
>> Similar Portals: Deepanshu Mehndiratta, a second year engineering student
>> at BITS-Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, had created an instant Wikipedia search
>> called ‘Wikilive‘ which allowed users to type in a search query and get
>> relevant Wikipedia article and topics instantly. WikiInstant and The
>> Instant Wiki are other portals which allow users to search Wikipedia in
>> realtime. *
>> Tinu Cherian
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