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Wikimedia India Rolls Out Realtime Search; Supports Indic Editions

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.…

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