me, 2.0: jose nazario
beauty and the street
maybe you don't want to be the next google, but maybe you want a google
appliance for your corporate intranet and don't want to spend a lot of
money on it. so, what do you do? you use an open source search engine,
point it at your intranet, and let it go. i have been toying with
mnogosearch this evening and
found it to be pretty good. has a few quirks but overall handles things
open source search
some links for you:
mnogosearch is easy to use, just build it, install the .cgi and edit the
search HTML template, and then run the indexer. it will construct and
index the database for you, and you can begin searching automatically.
right now i'll have to solve a problem with the Microsoft intranet servers
resort of using Samba to mount the filesystems and examine them directly
as "file://" links.
anyhow, i think this has a lot of promise. basically i keep forgetting
where certain documents are :)
later ... i played with mnogosearch some more and wow, it has
some cool features. you can tweak it to recognize PDF, Word, PPT, Excel
and more docs and process them for indexing. This makes it really usable
for a corporate intranet site. i need to document how i did this for
others to make use of it, but basically you can forgo buying a google
or thunderstone appliance.
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