June 27th, 2002

searchtools.com

Product Report: InteractiveTools Search Engine

This is an off-site copy of the corresponding Product report page on the SearchTools.com website, and it is designed to allow you to comment on the product and/or the reporting. For more information about the topic of search and tools visit SearchTools.com where you can browse many articles, in-depth analysis and overviews of external resources.

InteractiveTools Search Engine

Product Information

Platform: Perl for Unix and Windows NT
Price: $49

Features

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  • Easy to install and set up.
  • Browser admin interface.
  • Local file system indexer (no web spider crawler robot).
  • Index control includes exclusion by file path, filename prefixes, HTML document extension, text document extension.
  • Default converts extended diacritical characters to English characters.
  • Optional stopword "ignore list"
  • Search word weight options by location in the document (title, page content...)
  • Search zones set by directory, appear in a dropdown menu.
  • Recognizes both Boolean operators and Internet query operators plus (+) and minus (-).
  • Matches on the beginning of each word "bar" matches "Barnegat".
  • Search Form generator for simple, advanced, zone (category) search.
  • Results show matched words in context.
  • Search results template easy to customize and match local site design.
  • Search reports show the top 100 seaches, to 100 "no match" searches, as well as the most recent successful and unsuccessful searches.

Examples

searchtools.com

Product Report: t.find (Eidetica)

This is an off-site copy of the corresponding Product report page on the SearchTools.com website, and it is designed to allow you to comment on the product and/or the reporting. For more information about the topic of search and tools visit SearchTools.com where you can browse many articles, in-depth analysis and overviews of external resources.

t.find (Eidetica)

Product Information (English, Dutch and German)

Platform: Remote service, accessible via the Internet
Price: Dfl.100.000/year

Features

  • Search engine is part of suite of services that includes filtering and text mining.
  • Available as a turnkey search engine or a programmatic service.
  • Spider control has option for archives, does not recheck pages.
  • Spider control for front-page continuous monitoring.
  • Indexes many forms of text documents.
  • "Intelligent spidering" - ignores text that appears on all pages such as navigation and copyright
  • Supports NewsML - news story markup language
  • Works with existing metadata, thesauri and taxonomies
  • Optional "scrambler" module for secure transmission
  • Can use the Internet operators - (minus) to exclude pages with this term, and "" (quotes) for phrase search.
  • Subject search based on neural-network-like training
  • Extracts defining search terms for each document, offers them to user for similarity search
  • Query results always put pages with all search terms first, then pages which contain only some terms.

Examples

  • Care4Cure - Dutch professional health and medical information site
  • Trow - Dutch newspaper archive
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