Re: Search options for local documentation sets

Subject: Re: Search options for local documentation sets
From: Lois Patterson <loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:59:54 -0700

Thanks Robert.

Perhaps there's a way to do Google search locally, but this link seems to
refer to Google search on a website.

I had previously heard of the Google Search Appliance for local search, but
that did not seem to be the right solution for us.

Lois

On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 1:11 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> 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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