Wikibhasha – A Gift From Microsoft To Wikipedia

Microsoft has developed a web application known as Wikibhasha. Now, this word has been coined from two different words, one is ‘Wiki’ and the other one is ‘Bhasha’. The first word tells you that this application has been formed for Wikipedia web site and the other word has been extracted from Hindi language and its meaning is language like Chinese, Hindi, Sanskrit or any other language. So, now you can understand by the above stated discussion that this web application will help the Wikipedia users to write their content in any language.

Many of the languages in our world use roman literature so it is very easy to submit the content in those languages, but still there are some of the language which do not use roman script and some of them has been mentioned above. This step to develop Wikibhasha is a better initiative to come closer to the people and even if they do not want to or are able to write in English. This is a multi-lingual content developer which will help you to submit the information in your own language.

All the required steps are mentioned on the homepage of the website and it is very simple to do that. There are almost 30 language in which this application can create the content. These are basically the languages which are available in the Microsoft Language Translation System and they are 30 in number. This tool help the user to extract the source article from the Wikipedia in any language and then the user has some useful information to share then this browser based application will help the user to add some thing useful to it and then it will go to the Wikipedias, so that it can be checked and then verified. So Microsoft Research team has offered Wikibhasha to Wikipedia and I am sure that it will really help Wikipedia to improve themselves.

Still there are many countries which are not in touch with Wikipedia because of language barrier and surely this will help them to share something useful with Wikipedia. We will keep you updated with all the information related to this news. Meanwhile if you get to know something about it then please let us know by writing in the comments section. We will be glad to share it. Keep reading and have a nice day!!!!

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