December 18th, 2008 | Published in Google Enterprise
We are excited that our 10th Enterprise Labs experiment in just over a year is also the 5th experiment (see others like our Google Apps Integration) that lets Google Search Appliance users reach securely into the cloud, tapping into the vast resources of the internet and Google's latest and greatest technologies. Many of our enterprise search customers have dozens of offices all over the world with tens of millions documents indexed in a host of different languages. Before today, when users searched for a topic, the search only returned documents that were in the same language as the query. Cross-Language Enterprise Search instantly translates your Google Search Appliance query from one language to one or more other languages using Google's best-in-class translation engine.
Wondering if your Paris office has some documents in French that might be relevant to your search? Frustrated that your first language isn't English, yet 90% of your corporate documents are in English? Now users can search in their native language, but find every document within the enterprise on the topic. In addition, you can choose to have the results come back in any language and you can even translate the search result snippets (or documents themselves) into any language!
Owners of a Google Mini or Google Search Appliance can try Cross-Language Enterprise Search today by visiting Google Enterprise Labs.