As of January, 2012, this site is no longer being updated, due to work and health issues
SWISH-E stands for "Simple Web Indexing System for Humans - Enhanced"
In the last few years, SWISH has taken two paths:
Swish-e Report - (system written in C and Perl, maintained by an open source group)
SWISH++ - written in C++ by Paul Lucas
Articles & Reviews of older versions of SWISH
- Summary of Site Search Packages WebReview Nov. 21, 1997
Chart covering Excite, Microsoft Index Server, ht://Dig, Verity Search97, Netscape Catalog and SWISH.
- Internal Search Engines Get You Where You Want To Go TechWeb October 15, 1997
Good, thorough coverage of AltaVista eXtension 97, Folio siteDirector 3.1, Ultraseek (now Inktomi Search Software) 1.1, Inmagic/Lycos, DB/Text Intranet Spider, ISYS:Web 2.0, Maxum Phantom 2.0; Microsoft Index Server 3.0, Netscape Compass 3.0, Quadralay WebWorks Search 2.0, Verity IntelliServe 1.0, freeWAIS 0.3, WebGlimpse 4.0B1 and SWISH 1.1.
- Web Site Search Engines (Appendices) The PIPER Letter: November, 1996
Covers Basis Webserver , Excerpt, Excite, Folio, freeWAIS-sf, FrontPage, Fulcrum, Glimpse, ht://Dig, Ice, Isearch, PL Web, Swish, TEAMate, WebFind/WebIndex, and WebSite.
- Your Own Search Engine With Swish Web Techniques, Nov. 96, by Adriaan Van Roeden.
Describes how to use Swish to index and search web sites.