Risala: The Arabic Learner’s Weblog

May 23, 2007

SCREENSHOTS of: Brand New Multi-Lingual Search Feature: Very AWESOME…..read-on….awesom new tool NOTHING YET LIKE IT

Google Multi-Lingual Search <——–< THIS LINK TAKES YOU RIGHT TO THE ACTION….see for yourself!!!

New Multi-Lingual Search Interface brought to you by GOOGLE TRANSLATE

Google Multi-Lingual Search  <——–< THIS LINK TAKES YOU RIGHT TO THE ACTION….see for yourself!!!

Google Translate has a BRAND NEW Multi-lingual Search Interface…..It is on a second TAB just added to the old Google Translate Page

This entry containst Screen Shots of the news feature….BUT ALSO the background info on what else is like it and why it is unique…I’m so glad that I WAITED until NOW to write a post about Babelplex.com Multi-Lingual Search because is also used the Google Search API for its service. So what is so special about these two services and expecially Googles New MULTI-Lingual Auto Search:

Here are the screenshots: I’m going to add the extra into later I just wanted to get the GREAT NEWS to YOU, my readers ASAP, so here you go!!! Enjoy!!!

Where:  2nd TAb—–>   http://google.com/translate_s?hl=en

How Google Translate’s Multi Lingual Search Interface Works!!! Explained by Google Right on the PageThe Big Picture….uhhhh…i mean screenshot;)

THE BIG PICTURE:

The Big Picture….uhhhh…i mean screenshot;)

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April 1, 2007

Finding Arabic Multi-Media: University Teaching Materials, Arabic News Archives, & More!

Here is the thing…..you know how sometimes you run across an old class website from some DOT—>edu, that looked really promising in the search results pages but low and behold…..you get there and :(( all the links on the site are dead, broken, useless!!! Well, don’t lose all hope…..because sometimes…..just sometimes—the “Internet Wayback Machine” aka The Internet Archive comes to the rescue……check it out sometime it may just come in handy for like it has for me!!!

Ok…..now i’ll get right to it……i’ve been working on one of those Google Custom Search Engines for a number of topics in Arabic….however they don’t work as well as I hoped thanks to Big Brother (aka Scrooge MacGOOG). Any way……tell me if you like the the type of content that you find in this post and I’ll add more like it in the future?

I didn’t find Google very helpful for finding a lot of the Content I was looking for……so I had to branch out a lil…… MetaCrawler Video Search: keywords: Arabic Site:edu. I had a problem though…..i hate it when awesome educational material once available to ALL…….get stashed behind some password protected Intellectual Fort Knox…..and that is where The Internet Archive comes in:-)

The following is an example of a broken link……hiding on the Wayback Machine: Wisconsin’s Al-Kitaab Materials (oldies but goodies)

Here is more Al-Kitaab….and if you ever find that this link goes bad……it is prolly on the Way Back Machine too (just like the one above)!

Don’t forget the three links in the post preceding this one:)

Those two (along with all the ones i’m not listing from MetaCrawler whose links do work) will have do for now…..i’m a bit tired…….i’ll have more if people like this type of thing….otherwise…..i dunno…Enjoy!!!

P.S. ~ If you didn’t take my word for it before…….ima ganna say it again…..the best thing you’ll ever do for your Arabic……is read the paper EVERYDAY…..using noneother than the Assistance of Google’s URL MACHINE TRANSLATION TOOL (not the copy past tool, full page html translation is the only one that works you’ll understand why if you take the trouble to use it)

till next time…..masalama

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