It is with great pleasure that today we announce the launch of GurbaniDB – the world’s most accurate Guru Granth Sahib search engine, in English and 52 other languages, to coincide with the Sikh New Year – Vaisakhi 2011:
Here are a few features of the new GurbaniDB Guru Granth Sahib search engine:
1. Search Guru Granth Sahib in 54 languages
Search the Guru Granth Sahib in English, Gurmukhi and 52 other languages, including 22 transliterations, with an integrated Google Virtual Keyword for each language.
2. World’s most accurate Guru Granth Sahib data
The world’s first Guru Granth Sahib database to correctly archive Guru Granth Sahib into all its 60 melodies or raags (usually mistaken for being just 31 raags) with pop-up descriptions of each author and melody. Melody data has been kindly provided by an expert in Indian Musicology, Professor Surinder Singh from Raj Academy.
3. Powerful search options, customised to your needs
- Search by all words, first letters or exact phrase in your preferred language
- Advanced search by search type (all words, first letters or exact phrase), language, author, melody and page
- Set your individual search preferences including search language and type (all words, first letters or exact phrase), output translation and transliteration languages, and what to show in the results
4. Constantly improving translations database
We have created an entirely new set of tools and dashboards for volunteer translators and translation project managers, to allow them to co-ordinate translation efforts more easily. Have a look at these screenshots:
We are also today announcing the start of a world-wide project to recruit volunteer translators from every part of the world to join in and help improve the accuracy of the 52 translations in GurbaniDB. Please sign up now to become a volunteer translator.
Don’t be afraid to become a volunteer translator, all you need to know is English and be a native speaker of another language – we’ll assign you to an experienced Project Manager who will make sure you get all the support you need to help you translate as little or as much as you can in the time you have.
As a result, we are also looking to hire 52 Project Managers for each translation language to work on translating the Guru Granth Sahib full-time (paid and unpaid), and who will be responsible for maintaining the quality of their translation language and managing their team of worldwide volunteer translators! If you are interested in this role and opportunity to do this as a job full-time please contact us immediately!
5. Free, open developer access to the GurbaniDB Cloud
All the data which powers the GurbaniDB search engine exists on the GurbaniDB Cloud in cyberspace and may be accessed by Gurbani software developers via JSON-RPC requests, allowing software powered by GurbaniDB to always receive the latest updates almost in real-time! If you are a software developer and wish to create the next generation of innovative Sikh Scripture software applications, please register now to get free and open access to the GurbaniDB Cloud! (just remember to select “Software Developer” under the section “What do you want to register as?”)
Spread the love
Welcome to the revolution in eGurbani: the Guru Granth Sahib available in all the major world’s languages and language scripts for everyone to read, understand, experience, share and enjoy. If you’d like to spread the GurbaniDB love, you can put this image on your website:
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