Search Tools Product Reports
Lotus Extended Search
Price: [1998 pricing] $3,995 (1-4 processors), $9,995 (5+ processors);
$30 for each client access license
Platform: Windows NT 4, 2000, Unix AIX 4.3.3
- A metasearch engine for Notes, legacy databases and Web search sites.
- Distributes queries and aggregates results.
- Does not require Lotus Domino or Notes clients, though both are supported.
- Searches Lotus Notes, IBM DB2, Oracle, Sybase, MS SQL Server, MS Access,
Domino.Doc, MS Index Server, MS SiteServer, MS Exchange public email storage
and over 18 Web search sites (e.g. HotBot, Excite, AltaVista, Usenet Newsgroups,
Anatomy of a Domino e-commerce Web site Notes.net; October 2, 2000
by Michael Patrick
Case study of an educational bookstore, starting with navigation and searching.
Describes how to index a database, how it works behind the scenes and what
the elements of the form contain.
R5: Domain Search Notes.net; May 3, 1999 by Susan Florio with David
How to set up a search enigne for a Domino-driven web site.
Lotus moves to converge knowledge management and collaborative computing
PC Week Online, June 23, 1998 by Christy Walker
- Describes the Lotus plan to add searching (Domino
Extended Search), data mining, middleware "preference engine"
for customizing search results, and updated conferencing and discussion
tools. Lotus will be integrating their acquisitions: DataBeam Conference
Server and Ubique VirtualPlaces, into Notes and working with business
partners for additional knowledge management features.
- The Search is On
for Lotus InternetWeek, July 27, 1998 by Jeffrey Schwartz
- Lotus to introduce
Domino Extended Search 1.0 PCWeek Online July 27, 1998, by Christy
- Descriptions of the new Extended Search add-on to Domino servers. It
will allow users on either Lotus Notes or web clients to search multiple
databases and webwide search services simultaneously, by accessing the
existing indexes. Databases can be Notes or any ODBC-compatible system.
LotusScript allows integrators or administrators to customize the application.
An API allows access to other site search engines, and Lotus plans to
offer direct interfaces to major engines in future releases.
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