Creating new posts from scratch can be resource and time intensive for volunteer editors, and translation tools may be useful to help generate local language articles. To make it much easier for editors to make this native language material, we are providing access to the Google Translate API through Wikipedia’s content translation tool at no price. We’re also working with Wikimedia and their editor community to expand our Project Tiger initiative (now jointly referred to as GLOW – Growing Local Language Content on Wikipedia), which we piloted last year for a competition between 12 language communities in India to make more native language material. These applications will expand together with volunteers and Wikimedia affiliates to provide insights and resources to editors to induce the production of Wikipedia posts that are fresh across 10 languages in India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and the Middle East and North Africa region.
Wikipedia has been the net’s encyclopedia, contributing to the vast knowledge that can be found on the open web, and the Wikimedia Foundation has long shared within our mission of creating information available to individuals around the globe.

Since the billion people it is vital that the articles on the internet reflect the diversity of its users. The web is lacking content in several local languages and so limits the information that individuals can get. By supplying innovative tools for Wikipedia editors and collaborating on programs to boost the availability of local language content, we aim to bridge this gap and enable editors to serve their own communities.

Our organizations have partnered on initiatives that further our joint targets around knowledge accessibility throughout the past few years, such as making information accessible through Google Search. Many Googlers also show their support for Wikimedia, through donations and from active participation in the community. We look forward to continuing our close partnership with new initiatives and commitments to achieving our aims.

While efforts to editors can help them continue to add more knowledge and information to the web, we also aim to encourage the long-term wellbeing of the Wikimedia jobs so they’re available for generations to come. This brings our total support to over $7.5 million, which includes an extra $1.1 million to the Wikimedia Foundation annual fund through a particular campaign a year where Google workers helped determine where to lead Google’s donation dollars.
Bringing local language information online comes with new challenges in preserving Wikipedia’s content and citation standards. Google Cloud Custom Search API helps developers guarantee contributions are cited from resources. Our Cloud Vision API enables developers to digitize public domain books in Indic languages to add more resources for citations. Both these programs will be offered free of cost to Wikimedia.

With this partnership, we look forward to the strides we could make in bringing all the world’s information on the internet and making knowledge.