Re: Search options for local documentation sets

Subject: Re: Search options for local documentation sets
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:11:45 -0700

You can use Google internally:

https://www.google.com/work/search/products/gss.html

The web help I'm currently using (generated by Scroll HTML Exporter)
uses jquery. It's as good as I've seen in any online help system, fast
and accurate. I don't know what they use to generate the index, could
probably figure that out from looking at the Confluence application
directory.

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 12:47 PM, Lois Patterson
<loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> I know that if you have your product documentation online, Google does a
> great deal of the work when it comes to search. In addition, it's
> relatively straightforward to implement solutions like elasticsearch. I
> understand the benefits of public, online documentation for searchability.
>
> However, I need a solution for local documentation. The infrastructure
> required to set up something like elasticsearch for a local doc system
> (essentially comprised of HTML files) seems excessive. But the search
> provided out of the box by sphinx is not satisfactory.
>
> If you are delivering local documentation, what are you using for
> high-quality search?
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