engine - 4:33 pm on Apr 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google Suggest Goes Localized, Better Spelling, Spelling Auto Correct [googleblog.blogspot.com]
However, just as people in the U.K. often look for different things than people in U.S., we’ve found that people in Seattle tend to look for different things than people in Dallas. So last week, we rolled out a version of Google Suggest that is tailored to specific metro areas in the U.S.
We’ve steadily improved this spelling technology over time, but recently we made some big strides in correcting misspelled names.
For now this enhancement is available in our English spelling system in the U.S. We'll be rolling out the change to other parts of the world and other languages in the coming months.
We auto-correct when we’re highly confident in our correction in order to get you the information you’re looking for that much faster. In the past week we’ve expanded auto-correction to 31 languages across over 180 domains, with more to come.