hi friends, here is a good news the Google Goggles is comming, so friends all of you get ready to Visually Search The World….With Google Goggles
At the Mobile Web Congress in Barcelona, Google demonstrated a prototype of Google Goggles, that lets users translate images of text into another language using a camera phone.
It uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to recognise the image as text and then put those into English through Google translate. Google explains, “It’s still in an extremely early stage, but we thought we’d share this demo with you because it shows just how powerful a smartphone can be when it’s connected to our translation technologies.” The application now only supports German-to-English translations, but is expected to eventually support 52 languages (supported by Google Translate).
A picture’s worth a thousand (translated) words
Imagine being in a foreign country staring at a restaurant menu you can’t understand, a waiter impatiently tapping his foot at your tableside. You, a vegetarian, have no idea whether you’re about to order spaghetti with meatballs or veggie pesto. What would you do? Well, eventually you might be able to take out your mobile phone, snap a photo with Google Goggles, and instantly view that menu translated into your language. Of course, that’s not possible today — but yesterday at the Mobile World Congress we demonstrated a prototype of Google Goggles that has the power to do just that. It’s still in an extremely early stage, but we thought we’d share this demo with you because it shows just how powerful a smartphone can be when it’s connected to our translation technologies. For more information and to watch the demo, check out our brand-new Google Translate blog.