Google Search Appliance Gets New Features

Google’s added a slew of new features to its Search Appliance, making it even more attractive to companies. The new features include clustering (like the refinements in regular Google search), identifying authoritative sources, additional languages, Google Sitemaps generation, enhanced security, and connectors for Microsoft Sharepoint.
The clustering is probably the most interesting feature, and here’s what Information Week writes:
Search results clustering sorts search results into clusters or categories for easier review. The technology is not new and is currently used by a variety of commercial Internet search engines, including and Matt Glotzbach, product manager for Google Enterprise, nonetheless believes Google’s implementation of search clustering brings some new thinking to the table. “We do feel that we continue to provide some technical innovation,” he says, noting that one of the challenges of this sort of technology is to avoid burdening administrators with the need to manually define categories or […]

Original post by Nathan Weinberg