Arbitrary Data with SWISH-E:
June 3 2004 by Josh Rabinowitz This paper discusses the structure, features, and usage of swish-e,
with mentions of possible directions for further development and interesting
related work. We also compare swish-e to MySQL's full-text search feature
in terms of features and speed, and discuss two real-world swish-e applications,
Sman and Swished.
Open Source IndexersInfomotions Musings; May 29, 2001 by Eric Lease
Describes the history and features of eight open-source search engines, freeWAIS-sf
(aging code and hard to install, but good for searching email and public domain
etexts); Harvest (powerful gathering features for
frequently-changing data stores, good with structured documents); ht://Dig (tricky to configure, no phrase searching, automatic
stemming and match word highlighting); Isearch
(weak documentation and support, easy to install, dated interface, Z39.50
support); MPS Information Server (zippy indexing of both text and structured
data, Z39.50 support, Perl API, limited documentation); SWISH-E (simple
to install engine, CGIs in Perl and PHP still beta, good for HTML pages, recognizes
new META tags, sorts results by field; WebGlimpse
(easy to install and configure, requires commercial version for customized
output); Yaz/Zebra (mainly Z39.50, no Perl API, mainly
a toolkit to index and respond to distributed client queries). Article also
points out that chaotic information is less than helpful and encourages organization,
structure and vocabulary control.
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