About 18 months ago, I created an experimental search engine to play with some new ways to extract and distill information from the web and present it in a more topic-focused way. The site is called doryoku (which is Japanese — 努力 — meaning supreme effort). It has been doing well, and my experiments and enhancements continue. My latest addition involves automatic translation: the site is now available in 10 languages: English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, and Greek. The translation capabilities are courtesy of the Google Language API.
More new features to come. Stay tuned!