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From "Marco Tedone" <mted...@jemos.org>
Subject Re: [OT] Realizing a search functionality
Date Fri, 05 Sep 2003 14:41:33 GMT
Thank you. I think I'll go for Lucene.

Marco
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Turner" <tomcat-user@johnturner.com>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 1:20 PM
Subject: Re: [OT] Realizing a search functionality


>
> AFAIK, Lucene indexes files.  How then, do you index a dynamic site?
> The only files that exist on a dynamic site are source code files.
> Servlets would never be indexed...how then do you index the content
> returned from the servlet?  Can Lucene do this?
>
> The Lucene site is pretty sparse in information.  Not having worked with
> it, and not knowing every option available when using it, I think there
> might be some other alternatives.  I've used Verity in the past, but
> that is a commercial product.  The other tool I've used in the past to
> great success is Atomz (http://www.atomz.com).  The "trial" is
> never-ending, so an index of up to 500 "pages" is free.  Pages also =
> URL.  The nice thing about Atomz is that it will spider your site and
> index the content returned, thus it works quite well for dynamic sites.
>
> In other words, it will take a URL like
> "http://your.domain.com/content.jsp?id=512&view=full" and index the
> content returned from that, not the actual text string of the URL.
>
> The only requirement is that you display the Atomz logo on the search
> results page.  You can pay a small annual fee to have that removed.  All
> indexes and collections are kept on the Atomz site, not yours, and you
> can define the stylesheet and template that is used to display the
> search results, as well as define the frequency of indexing.
>
> John
>
> Schalk wrote:
> > Marco
> >
> > You may to have a look at Lucene (OpenSource Jakarata project) at:
> > http://jakarta.apache.org/lucene/docs/index.html
> >
> > Kind Regards
> > Schalk Neethling
> > Volume4.Development.Multimedia.Branding
> > emotionalize.conceptualize.visualize.realize
> > Tel: +27125468436
> > Fax: +27125468436
> > email:schalk@volume4.co.za
> > web: www.volume4.co.za
> >
> >
> > :: -----Original Message-----
> > :: From: Marco Tedone [mailto:mtedone@jemos.org]
> > :: Sent: Friday, September 05, 2003 12:32 AM
> > :: To: Tomcat Users List
> > :: Subject: [OT] Realizing a search functionality
> > ::
> > :: Hi, I must admit that I don't know anything about how to realize a
search
> > :: functionality. The only thing that I know is that most sites have a
> > search
> > :: functionality which, when searching for something, return a list of
links
> > :: more or less involved in the search string.
> > ::
> > :: The only things I know are:
> > ::
> > :: 1) An index of the web site contents should be created somehow
> > :: 2) The search 'action' (I'm talking in Struts terms, but I think it
could
> > be
> > :: anything) should interact with this index to match the required
string
> > :: 3) A list (which form does it assume) containing all the links
related to
> > :: the query string should be created, eventually read and displayed to
the
> > :: client
> > ::
> > :: Did anyone of you realized succesfully a search functionality in its
> > site?
> > :: Could you please address me towards some good software (possibly
> > :: open-source, possibly Jakarta, possibly java-oriented) and  patterns
to
> > use
> > :: to realize  a search functionality?
> > ::
> > :: Many thanks,
> > ::
> > :: Marco
> > ::
> > ::
> > ::
> > ::
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