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Search Tools Remote Search Service Report
Portal Search, Enterprise
Search, Intranet Search
Platform: all Internet-accessible web servers,
Intranet version runs on Windows
- $20 per month for basic service, additional features
for a small additional per-month charge;
- $200 per month for up to 25,000 pages (twice-weekly update),
additional features for a small additional per-month charge
- Intranet version: $2,400 per year including support.
- Very small sites, government agencies and and non-profit organizations can
Blossom search is a hosted (remote) search service,
which indexes one or more web servers using a spider, and stores the results
on it's own servers. When a user types a query, the form goes to the Blossom
service, which does the matching and relevance ranking, and returns the results
with links to the original pages on the original servers.
- Remote hosted search indexes using a spider to crawl web sites.
- Browser-based administration allows search administrators to make all changes.
- Indexer tracks titles, keywords, descriptions and headers for greater
- Strips accents and diacriticals for indexing and retrieval.
- Ability to partition indexes and make the indexes separately searchable
- Daily or weekly update of the search index.
- Automatic stemming and pluralization
- Treats accented letters as though they have no accent.
- Can handle simple site security - basic authentication user name and password.
- Simple search, no query language required.
- Word lookup: type a few letters and see all matching indexed terms
- Offers spelling suggestions.
- Highlights match terms in context.
- No advertising in results
- Weekly search reports.
- Affinity (portal) search indexes your selected web sites, to offer
a specialized search engine for the specific topic.
- Enterprise search scales to index many separate web servers
- InSearch (Intranet search) is a standalone software program, includes
filters for Acrobat PDF, Microsoft Word and Wordperfect files.
Page Created 2005-07-22
Search Tools Consulting's principal analyst, Avi Rappoport, may be available to help you with selection, indexing and search log analysis, as well as relevance evaluation, user experience testing, and functional search engine work. Please contact us for more information.