April 24th, 2007

searchtools.com

Analysis & Review of the Webinator Search Engine

In this review, I cover every aspect of the Thunderstone Webinator search engine, looking at what's possible, what's special and what's missing. I've been much helped by the posts on the Webinator support mailing list and the frank answers from Thunderstone's representative, as well as several working indexes on one of their test appliances.

See my full review for details of indexing, access control, query processing, retrieval, relevance ranking, results page layout and search reports, and my conclusions.
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