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 14:24:28 -0700

It was a while ago, but I think the main problem was that it was costly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Search_Appliance

It looks to me like the Google Search Appliance is for something like
intranet use inside a company, not for shipping to customers as part of
documentation.

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


On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 2:19 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
wrote:

> What was wrong with the Google Search Appliance?
>
> On Wed, Jul 13, 2016 at 1:59 PM, Lois Patterson
> <loisrpatterson -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > 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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Re: Search options for local documentation sets: From: Robert Lauriston
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Re: Search options for local documentation sets: From: Robert Lauriston

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