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Indian Govt Launches Tourism Info Search Engine Sandhan In 5 Indian Languages

Government of India has launched Sandhan, a search engine for tourism related queries in five Indian Languages including Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu and Tamil. According to the site, the search engine was developed by 120 researchers of 12 institutions over a period of 6 years and was led by Pushpak Bhattacharya under the supervision of Technology Development for Indian Languages at DEITY. Sandhan is a mission mode project of a consortium of academic and research institutions, and industry partners lead by IIT Bombay. Features: The search engine lets users submit their query with the help of an in-script keyboard or allows users to submit query phonetically (transliteration). It offers an additional URL based semantic search facility for Tamil language. What's interesting is that the search engine displays results in the same language as that of the query submitted, and the pages that it lists are…

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