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I spent the morning at Google’s New York campus learning more about Enterprise search. It’s a pet project of mine (as yet unfunded) to bring search to the newspaper’s various silos of knowledge — including the company’s facebook, intranets, wikis, blogs and many repositories. Each may have it’s own navigable structure and local search but across the enterprise there’s insufficient structure to know where to find every nugget of information — everything is miscellaneous and much of it is lost in plain sight.

Will the luck of the Irish finally smile on my search project?

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Caption: In the spirit of St. Patrick’s day both Google and YouTube (a Google acquisition) went green today …

Suggested follow up: Google videos on Everything is Miscellaneous, Enterprise Search, Google Search Appliance – Universal Search for Your Business, Google Search Appliance: New Features and Everything Is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder a book by David Weinberger

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