Cross-language transcription based search now available at

December 23, 2009

Linguos now supports cross-language search. based on transcription. Enter a search term in any of the supported languages and retrieve results in any target language.

For example, you could enter a term Калифорния in the Cyrillic alphabet, select Hindi as your target language and retrieve Hindi results for केलिफोर्निया .

This is in early beta. Check it out at

For those of you interested in commercial options, Linguos is available as a library/platform that can be plugged into your own corpora and indexes. Contact for more information.

A public API is also available and will be published if there is interest.


Time Zones, Cultures and Languages

October 4, 2009

How many time zones have you visited or lived in?
How did the experience change your outlook and notions about different cultures?
How many languages are you able to understand because of your experience in different time zones?

Share your experiences.


May 14, 2009

Welcome to the Linguos blog.

This blog is aimed at discussing issues involving the non-English web. Primary focus will be on search. is a project aimed at solving some of the non-English search problems. Linguos provides a transliteration/transcription based search. Select a language, enter your queries using your English keyboards, spelling terms as they sound (not as they mean).

Check out and comment here.

Languages Supported:
Indic: Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil
CJK: Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese (Katakana, Hiragana), Korean
Semitic: Arabic, Farsi, Kurdish (Sorani), Urdu
Cyrillic: Russian, Abkhaz, Bulgarian, Kazakh, Ukrainian
Eastern: Myanmar (Burmese), Thai, Tibetan, Bhutanese (Dzongkha)
Other: Greek, Armenian, Georgian
Over 120 languages are supported.