Technorati Now Filters by Language

    July 28, 2005

Blog search engine Technorati is now capable of filtering blog posts by language, as this graphic shows…

Link: 19 Portuguese posts about: rubel

Technorati Announcement (Added by Editor):

We Speak Your Language

English is the main language spoken here in Technorati HQ, but you can also hear Japanese, Dutch, German … even a little Yiddish! So we’ve had shpilkes to introduce some language filtering tools for a while now.

Tonight we rolled out the first one. You can now filter keyword searches by language! Just look at the top of the results column for a dropdown menu. We’ve filled it with the top 10 languages we see in the blogosphere right now (Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and of course All). We’ll be adding more as we see them appear in the blogosphere.

This new feature is only in keyword searches for now, and it’s still in beta. We think our algorithms for doing language detection work reasonably well, but there’s still lots of room for improvement, and for giving you, the blogger, more control about specifying the language that your posts are in. We’re working on additional features to really help tune and tweak the system, but we thought that what we had so far was useful enough that we wanted to share it with you, in the spirit of “release early, release often”. So, as always, please let us know how we’re doing.

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Steve Rubel is a PR strategist with nearly 16 years of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications experience. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President with Edelman, the largest independent global PR firm.

He authors the Micro Persuasion weblog, which tracks how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations practice.