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how to make a basic search engine for an intranet


Joined: Mar 21, 2001
Posts: 1
i am developing an intranet.but i dont have much idea hoe to make a search engine for it which should work independently (i.e. the intranet will not be connected to the intranet.
thanking u beforehand.
Dasharatham Bitla

Joined: Mar 15, 2001
Posts: 2
What kind of search engine do u want to make?? Is it data base driven search engine? or a meta search engine?
If its a data base search engine, u just need to write a SQL query to get the data and show it to the user ...
If u want to search through the documents that u have on your intranet, its better to use already available search engines. May be u can try FrontPage Extensions, which has one search engine utility ...
Pam Doucette

Joined: Mar 13, 2001
Posts: 27
If you have $$$, you can buy a commercial search engine - Ultraseek and Alta-Vista are ones we recently checked into. Alternatively, there are some document management based packages that you can use to drive your intranet and they include search, version control, workflow, etc.
For a simple database search engine, java / jdbc / jsp works great - but for an intranet - you'll probably want to look at search engines that do full text indexes of your documents.
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Diana Adhis

Joined: Jul 08, 2001
Posts: 1
I need to know how to create a search engine. Is there anyone who can show me from first principles.
Cindy Glass
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Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
As Dasharatham was saying:
Not unless you can give them some clues as to the Architecure of what they are going to be searching. How is the intranet designed? etc.

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