Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible, but not necessarily to create it outright. This makes Wikipedia a natural partner.
It's therefore no surprise to hear when the search colossus helps out the cooperatively written project.
Specifically, Google is helping Wikipedia with translation, so subject matter documented in one language needn't be created from scratch in another. Google described some of its translation work in a presentation at the Wikimania conference in Poland over the weekend.
"In the last 16 months, Google has been working with the Wikimedia Foundation, … Read more