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Where to get a search engine?

 
Ivan Jouikov
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Hi!

I just need a simple web engine for my web site, that would index my pages by crawling them, and then would give me some simple API to proccess and display queries.

I was looking at quite a few of them:

Egothor - just too complicated configuration, not something that I want for a simple web site.

Java Search Engine - not only is it free with closed source code, but it also doesn't work (when you follow instructions 100%)

Nutch - couldn't figure out how to get it to work.

Writing my own would be way too time consuming. Can anybody recommend anything?
 
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Lucene + Spindle. Although I have to say that Spindle wasn't the greatest crawler on Earth. Lucene is great.

- Peter
 
Adeel Ansari
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yeah i agree with peter. you will find a nice tutorial + sample in the following book.

Professional Struts Application
(building web sites with struts, ObjectRelationalBridge, Lucene, and velocity)

by jhon carnell
jeff linwood
maciej zawadzki

ISBN: 1-86100781-7
[ September 02, 2004: Message edited by: adeel ansari ]
 
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Originally posted by adeel ansari:
yeah i agree with peter. you will find a nice tutorial + sample in the following book.

Professional Struts Application
(building web sites with struts, ObjectRelationalBridge, Lucene, and velocity)

by jhon carnell
jeff linwood
maciej zawadzki

ISBN: 1-86100781-7

[ September 02, 2004: Message edited by: adeel ansari ]


Agreed, however, this is only in the first edition. Lucene is not covered in the second edition.

Mark
 
Vijay Vaddem
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We used Lucene in our project....

Its nice
 
Stan James
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Can anyone point to a clean example of using Lucene to re-index one changed file? I saw some examples that I could not follow and gave up and reindexed my whole site every 15 minutes. That's a pretty yucky solution.
 
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