Google Inc has developed a Cross-Language Search feature for its Google Enterprise Search Appliance that should let businesses with a diverse and multi-national workforce to seek out and read corporate content in any one of 34 languages.
The cross-language tool is currently under test. It uses Google’s machine translation technology to translate the document on the fly, and is said to be capable of finding any relevant internal documents written in any language, no matter what language was used to create the query.
The Google Search Appliance is a rack-mounted device which bundles Google software that crawls enterprise content to create a master index of documents, so that they can be searched and retrieved whenever an employee types in a search query.
Its security features ensure that users can only access the information that they have permission to view.