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Wikimedia Foundation Now Gets Free Access to Google Translate API

     
12:16 pm on Jan 24, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Google has said it'll provide Wikimedia Foundation with free access to the Google Translate API with the intention of helping create local language translations.

We’re also working with Wikimedia and their editor community to expand our Project Tiger initiative (now collectively referred to as GLOW - Growing Local Language Content on Wikipedia), which we piloted last year as a competition between 12 language communities in India to create more native language content. We will expand these programs with Wikimedia affiliates and volunteers to provide editors with resources and insights to drive the creation of new Wikipedia articles across 10 languages in India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and the Middle East and North Africa region.

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4:26 pm on Jan 24, 2019 (gmt 0)

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A partnership? It's not exactly commercial use, but what is it leaning towards? Integration into a platform that is profit based?