September 24th, 2002

searchtools.com

Product Report: Perlfect Search

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Perlfect Search

Product Information

Platform: Perl CGI for Windows NT and various flavors of Unix using DB_File

Price: Free (GPL open source license), installation available for a small fee

Features

  • Local file system or remote robot indexing
  • Allows exclusion of files and directories
  • Indexes PDF using pdftotext
  • Search keywords, uses Internet Query Operators (plus and minus)
  • Fast results
  • Simple HTML template customization for results pages
  • Automated installation

Articles & Reviews

  • Rating Page CGI Resource Index, checked September 2002
    Gets 4 stars out of five, some complaints about installing in Windows in 2000

  • Add a Search Engine to Your Site Webdesignhelp.com, June 10, 1999
    This short blurb explains how much they like PerlfectSearch. Also mentions Fluid Dynamics Search.

Examples

searchtools.com

Product Report: Fluid Dynamics 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.

Fluid Dynamics Search Engine

Product Information (also known as Xavatoria Intermediate Search)

Additional Product Info, with commentary and advice from BigNosedBird.com

Platform: Perl CGI, should work on Unix, Linux, Windows NT, 2000, 95, 98, ME, etc.
Price: $40 shareware

Features

  • Can be called as an API
  • Can use with index file or MySQL database
  • Indexes multiple web sites
  • Indexing filters allow control over pages included by host name, URL, content, RASCi and PICS headers
  • Includes 40 preset filter rules
  • Indexes HTML and text, PDF with free helper
  • Option to allow public submission of URLs for portals
  • Can handle up to about 10,000 documents
  • Indexes keywords, description, title and URL
  • Extended characters reduced to English equivalents
  • Recognizes Internet Query Operators (+ and -) and Boolean AND, OR, and NOT
  • Allows phrase searching with quotes
  • Relevance ranking gives extra weight to phrase matches, match words in title, keywords and descriptions
  • Recommended pages given extra weight in results
  • Results pages are template based and easy to edit
  • Searches logged by time, search, number of matches, and user host.
  • Extensive help files, active discussion and email from developers

Articles & Reviews

  • Resource Rating CGI Resource Index, as of September 2002
    4 1/2 stars, 42 ratings, very happy users.

  • Fluid Dynamics Search Engine Review (link may be redirected via JavaScript, try Escape) Search Engine Optimization Strategies, 2002
    Review based on testing for site, extremely positive, happy about value for money.

  • Add a Search Engine to Your Site, Webdesignhelp.com, June 10, 1999
    This short blurb explains how much they like PerlfectSearch. Also mentions advantages of Fluid Dynamics Search Engine for small sites with no telnet access.

Examples