November 28th, 2001

searchtools.com

Product Report: Open Text LiveLink

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Open Text LiveLink

Livelink Intranet Product Information
BASIS Search and Retrieval Product Information

Price: Livelink (old pricing) $75,000 per server; clients @ $97 for each named user
Platforms: Windows NT and Unix

LiveLink Intranet is more of a knowledge management system for enterprise than a site search tool.

  • Open Text: A Collaboration and KM Alternative Gartner Reprints; January 23, 2001 by D. Logan, G. Landers
    Compares Livelink with Microsoft, including SharePoint, and Lotus products. Describes history of the product, which includes project management, collaboration, group scheduling, document management and so on. See also earlier Livelink product analysis.

  • Open Text LiveLink Intranet 8 Computer Reseller News Test Center, June 8, 1998
    Longish review within a knowledge management overview notes the all-encompassing workspace, intuitive interface making good use of drop-down menus, scalability with multiple servers, and speed. Search features include automatic indexing, document extract, advanced search including file attributes, term proximity, synonyms and phonetic searching. Wins the Editor's Choice Award for document management products.

  • ServerWatch Open Text LiveLink entry, dated March 1998, provides a feature list.
searchtools.com

Product Report: OpenFTS

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OpenFTS

Product Information

Platform: Unix with Perl
Price: free open source, copyright by XWare, distributed under the GNU General Public License

Features

  • Based on PostgreSQL database.
  • Very fast index updates.
  • Relevance ranking includes phrase recognition
  • Uses Porter stemming algorithm.
  • Displays hit highlighting within context snippets.
  • Multilingual, Latin and Cyrillic character sets.
  • Modular architecture makes it easy to add parsers.
  • Developed in Russia.
  • Additional help and consulting available from the developers at XWare.

Examples