Google Criticized For Plagiarism

Apr 10, 2007 | 2,052 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has been recently backlashed for its similarities with a rival software. Google recently admitted that a dictionary of Chinese words that it used with its lately released software tools actually came from a third party, informs PC World.

Google's Pinyin Input Method Editor (IME) "was built leveraging some non-Google database resources," Google China spokesperson Cui Jin wrote in an e-mail response to questions. The IME allows users to enter Chinese characters by typing their Pinyin romanization equivalents.

"We are willing to face this issue of ours," Cui wrote. She did not describe the database or where it came from.
The admission comes as Google faces a deadline from Sohu.com to stop allegedly infringing on its copyrights. On Friday, the Chinese Internet company gave Google until Monday to stop downloads of its IME software and issue an apology. Sohu also wants compensation from Google. Early Monday morning, Google's software remained available online.

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Navneet Kaushal

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