November 28th, 2002

searchtools.com

Product Report: Noviforum Search

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Noviforum Search

Formerly Trident Search

Product Information

Platform: Java / JSP
Price: $2,650 up to 10,000 documents, contact company

Features

  • Indexing crawler (robot spider) looks for "quality" pages
  • Index stored in Unicode, avoiding encoding problems
  • Phrase and proximity searching and ranking results.
  • Numeric, date range and wildcard searching
  • PrecisionRank algorithm for sorting search results
  • Language recognition for 36 languages and stemming in 25 languages
  • Shows document preview with highlighted search terms
  • Scalable to large data sets with fast retrieval
  • Java API

Articles & Reviews

  • Slovenian company unveils Java-based search engine Infoworld Electric, April 28, 1999 by Jeanette Borzo
    Describes the search engine and a demonstration given at the Java conference.

  • WWW search engine for Slovenian and English medical documents
    Describes a project for searching a digital library and developing user profiles to aid searching. Describes use of stopwords and stemming in Slovenian, probabilistic relevance ranking with interactive rlevance feedback. Tested medical queries on the local search engine and webwide search engines such as AltaVista.

Examples

searchtools.com

Product Report: NQL

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NQL (Network Query Language)

Product Information

Platform: Windows and Java toolkit
Price: varies

Features

  • Network Query Language is a scripting language for controlling intelligent agents for Web applications.
  • Easy way to perform remote metasearching
  • Toolkit for web site robot spider crawling for indexing
  • Also automates access to email, databases (via ODBC), legacy systems, newsgroups, directory servers, etc.

Articles & Reviews

searchtools.com

Product Report: Sharewire SiteSearch

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Sharewire SiteSearch

Product Information

Platform: Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000
Price: free

Features

  • Easy Windows-based installation and configuration, no programming required
  • Integrates with other Sharewire site functions such as forums and calendars
  • Index off-site pages
  • Search logs and reports

Examples

searchtools.com

Product Report: WebSTAR Search

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WebSTAR Search

(company is now part of ACIUS)

Product Information

Price: free with WebSTAR Server Suite
Platform: Mac PPC

Articles & Reviews

Examples