November 20th, 2002

searchtools.com

Product Report: SearchExpress

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.

SearchExpress

Product Information

Platform: hosted service for all web sites; Windows 2000/NT/98/95 and Linux.
Price:
 $995 per year for single site; 1,000 documents; weekly update
 $2,500 per year for Intranet/protected sites; 5,000 documents; telephone support
 $5,000 per year for multiple sites; XML search; daily updates

Features

  • Indexes HTML, XML, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Excel, TIFF, video or audio.
  • Optional scanning module to scan and OCR documents, also available as a service.
  • Indexes password protected sites.
  • Scales to 4 billion documents per database.
  • Search features include field searching, phrase, same sentence, same paragraph, Boolean queries.
  • Stemming and fuzzy searching.
  • Concept searching.
  • Search reports include popular searches, no-matches, pages chosen from results.
  • ActiveX code library available.
  • Other products include a litigation support system.

Examples

searchtools.com

Product Report: ASTAWare SearchKey PRO

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.

ASTAWare SearchKey PRO

(formerly NetResults, Innotech Multimedia)

Product Information
Also available: SearchDisc for CD-ROMs, SearchKey API (code library)

Price: contact company
Platforms: 100% Pure Java application, should run on any Java platform

Features

  • Browser administration interface
  • Index remote servers using robot crawler.
  • Specify file inclusion
  • Schedule index updates.
  • Handles standard file formats: HTML, XML, text, PDF, PostScript, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Search free text, Boolean operators and wildcards
  • Phrase and paragraph search
  • Search within meta tags and fields.
  • Customizable search forms.
  • Distributed search among multiple indexes.
  • Relevance ranked results
  • Results page layout customizable with HTML Pager Tool , can display specific fields and metadata
  • View documents with match words highlighted

Examples

Articles

Articles about Earlier Versions of SearchKey / NetResults

searchtools.com

Product Report: SeekIt Site Search

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.

SeekIt Site Search

Product Information (not compatible with Mac browsers)

Platform: Windows NT
Price: free with registration

Features

  • Doesn't index directly, stores metadata in Access database and searches that as metadata
  • Boolean AND, OR, NOT operators
  • results page customization
searchtools.com

Product Report: XML Query 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.

XML Query Engine

Product Information

Platform: JavaBean toolkit
Price: $625 for developer license plus a single CD, workstation or server. Corporate runtime and redistribution licenses also available. Free eval.

Features

  • Full-text indexing of XML documents with field hierarchies.
  • Compatible with XQL and XQuery (W3C Query Language draft).
  • Options to get summaries and extract text around found items.