According to Datamonitor, Convera is adding multilingual search capabilities to their technology.
Essentially they are using Paris-based Temis’s XeLDA engine into Convera’s Excalibur platform, an indexing and categorization technology. This will include support to the following languages:
Integrating both technologies makes sense to me.
Excalibur is an enterprise indexing technology that classifies by categories documents, but lacks of language identification capabilities based on sentence analysis. XeLDA does this, precisely.
For those unfamiliar with Convera, it is well known that in the past they have done some deals with In-Q-tel, the business arm of the CIA.