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Product Report: Hummingbird SearchServer

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Hummingbird SearchServer

(Formerly Fulcrum / Open DOCS)

Product Information
see also SearchTools Knowledge Management Report, SearchTools Intranets/Enterprise Information Portals Report

Price: $4995 and up
Platforms: Unix: AIX, HP-UX, Linux, SINIX, Solaris, DEC (OSF1), Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98/95


  • Highly scalable, can work on distributed servers
  • Indexes and searches European languages, as well as Korean and Japanese and Unicode documents
  • Uses Stellant filters to index over 200 document formats, including PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel etc.
  • Searching features include proximity, similar items, wildcards and term varients
  • Search term highlighting and navigation in results
  • Development toolkit in C, Visual C++, Visual Basic and Java
  • Can broker internal and external searches, providing metasearch functionality
  • Works with Hummingbird Enterprise Information Portal



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