[nycphp-talk] Re: Search Engine
Fee, Patrick J
patrick.fee at baesystems.com
Fri Apr 11 15:20:51 EDT 2003
First, there is a free option (depending on the number of total pages) that
I've used before. That would be Atomz.com's "Atomz Search"
I've utilized their services before for small to medium sites. You set up
the search pages with your CSS and/or background, tell the spider at Atomz
what to catalog at your site, how often to do it, and then let it work
auto-majicly. There is an Atomz ad when your results come up... but it's a
great solution if you don't have a lot of time or $$ and a smaller site.
Second, you might look into a Verity Search solution using PHP. Verity uses
a series of flat files for it's "collection", so mySql would not be
(I could give you more info on that if you'd like).
Third, Check out the resources available on SearchEngineWatch.com:
This is a great resources for what you are trying to do....
Hope that helps,
Patrick J. Fee
Web & Database Group Manager
600 Maryland Ave. SW Suite 600
Washington D.C. 20024
Patrick.Fee at BAESYSTEMS.com
Tel: (202) 548-3759
Fax: (202) 608-5970
From: Stephen Tang [mailto:webapprentice at onemain.com]
Sent: Friday, April 11, 2003 2:55 PM
To: NYPHP Talk
Subject: [nycphp-talk] Re: Search Engine
Speaking of the search techniques, I have a small client with a static
shop-like website who wants search abilities for a CD catalog. There is no
database available, but PHP is operational.
Is there any PHP library or tool that would allow me to search the site
without a database? Some leads would be appreciated.
From: Chris Shiflett <shiflett at php.net>
Sent: 04/11/03 02:31 PM
To: NYPHP Talk <talk at nyphp.org>
Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] Advanced Search Techniques
> --- Mark Armendariz <nyphp at enobrev.com> wrote:
> They want to eventually have something they called "fingerprint"
> searching. The term alone meant nothing to me (beyond the obvious -
> which google agreed with).
> Basically it has something to do with using synonyms and misspellings
> and all types of other fun algorithms to find what a user is looking
> for. Does anyone hear have any experience with such things, or maybe
> know where to look?
I'm not sure about synonyms, but support for misspelled words can
achieved with the Levenshtein algorithm, and PHP supports that:
Hope that helps.
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