Google Updates Search Appliance to Help Companies Find Info Fast
Improvements to the Google Search Appliance include deeper and quicker search of huge databases of business documents and other information.Google has updated its Google Search Appliance line with refinements that will help businesses find the information they need faster amid their vast stores of corporate data. The Google Search Appliance update to Version 7.2 was unveiled by Brent VerWeyst, product manager for Google Enterprise Search, in a Feb. 11 post on the Google Enterprise Blog. "Your company has a wealth of collective knowledge and data, but how quickly can employees or customers find the right information?" wrote VerWeyst. "Google Search Appliance (GSA) gives businesses a simple way to search all their content, no matter where it lives or what format it's in. Today we’re adding new capabilities to GSA with version 7.2, making it even easier to find documents, organize your data and let your team focus on what really matters: getting things done." The latest GSAs now include more refined entity entry when performing information searches, he wrote. Entity recognition was originally introduced in GSA 7.0 to help businesses categorize unstructured content by extracting entities—which are attributes like date, author and product type—from documents, wrote VerWeyst. "With GSA 7.2, you get a chance to test and tweak your entities before indexing begins. This helps ensure that the entities you choose and apply will work best for your organization's needs."
The latest version will also make it easier for users to find their needed information from a single search box using components called connectors, which link GSA to various data sources and index their contents, he wrote. "In GSA 7.2, we've made the connector framework more scalable and flexible. Customers and partners can develop and improve custom connectors more easily, helping GSA become a truly universal information hub."