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Subject:RE: search mechanism From:jgarison -at- ide -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Tue, 27 Aug 2002 14:13:28 -0400
A couple of years ago I was in a somewhat similar situation, but I was only
looking for something that would search HTML pages. I found LOTS of very
big, very complex, and VERY expensive search engines out there that would do
all that you ask (and more!). Verity was the best in breed, but, IIRC, it
was over $50K and took a specialist to keep it in tune.
I did find a simple and cheap ($99) solution for HTML only ... Deva Search.
See www.devatools.com for more information. If you can start of small and
grow, this might work as it is very simple to set up and use. And yes, you
can exclude whole directories or even individual files.
>>From: B. Dofflemyer [mailto:doff -at- bigfoot -dot- com]
>>My company wants the Technical Publications group to provide a search
>>mechanism that will search across all of the documentation we
>>provide our customers (HTML, PDF, Word, etc.). Does anyone know how we
>>could implement this? I know there are several Intranet search tools on
>>market, but I wasn't sure if they would meet our needs (e.g., what type of
>>search they provide and whether we could limit it to search only within
>>our doc set).
>>Frankly, we haven't been given nearly enough time to research the
>>possibilities, so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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