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Google Search has a new pronunciation feature; shows visuals for translations and definitions

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Google Search, as we all know, is quite helpful. Any required information regarding any field can be obtained with the aid of Google Search. It is rightly known as the biggest search engine. However, apart from searching, it also exhibits various other features. It can help in the search process not just with the aid of typing, but also with the help of voice recognition. That is, one simply needs to speak in order to search for any particular information. The information would then be available.

Google Search engine automatically corrects the spellings too, in case of a misspelt word. People also rely on Google to help with definitions and translations. Now it plans to add another feature to its already existing list of features. Google Search has introduced a new pronunciation feature which will aid in pronunciations. This means if there is any sort of confusion regarding the pronunciation of a particular word, then Google Search is there to help you out.

How will Google Search help in pronunciation?
The answer to the above question is Artificial Intelligence. When a user speaks a particular word through the microphone, Google at the backend breaks down the word into tits and bits. It would then employ machine learning and artificial intelligence tactics in order to compare the pronounced word with how it should be actually pronounced. Based on that, it would provide suggestions on how the word should actually be pronounced.

For example, consider the word asterisk. When you speak this particular word into the microphone, Google Search, with the help of machine learning and voice recognition technology, deduces that the last part of the word should be pronounced as “uhsk”, and not as “rict”, as it is actually heard. Based on these results, suggestions on the actual pronunciation would be provided.

The pronunciation help for Google Search has just been launched. However, Google claims that it is on an experimental basis only at present. For now, this feature has been launched only on mobile phones. Currently, pronunciation suggestions are restricted to American English words only. It would help on pronunciations of Spanish words too.

Google’s plans of improvising on word translations and definitions
Google has plans to upgrade its technique on word translations and definitions. It plans to show images of the particular word requiring a translation or a definition. For example, if one wishes to translate “Naranja” from Spanish to English, he would be shown images of oranges along with the actual translated word. Likewise, a person looking for a definition of the seal would be shown pictures of the water animal along with the images of mechanical seals or wax embossed seals. This feature would particularly be useful in those cases wherein a single word has many meanings. All the applicable images would be displayed.

As of now, this feature of depicting images for meanings is restricted only to nouns. According to sources, it may not be easy to do so for verbs or adverbs. Google surely would have to figure out a way out on how to do so. However, it does plan on expanding this utility feature to a maximum number of words.

With the above newly implemented characteristics for pronunciations, translations and meanings, Google surely is expanding its list of useful features.

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