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Current Issue (Issue 107)

Thought of the Week:- “Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him”
MnoGoSearch:- http://search.mnogo.ru/ Free (GNU GPL, 2 MB). Unix and Unix Like System such as FreeBSD, Linux, SunOS, Solaris, BSD, OpenBSD, SCO, AIX, IRIX etc. Windows version is also available but it is not free.

MnoGoSearch (formerly known as UdmSearch) is a full-featured web search engine software for intranet and internet servers. mnoGoSearch software has a number of unique features, which makes it appropriate for a wide range of applications from search within the site to specialized search systems. It consists of two parts. The first is an indexing mechanism (indexer). The purpose of the indexer is to walk through HTTP, FTP, NEWS servers or local files, recursively grabbing all the documents and storing words meta-data about those documents in an SQL database in a smart and efficient manner. Following are the features of this software.

After every document is referenced by its corresponding URL, meta-data, collected by the indexer is used later in the search process. The search is performed via Web interface. C CGI front end, PHP search script and Perl search script are included.

Full text indexing. Different priority can be configured for body, title, keywords, description of a document. It means that it allows searching a user-specified metadata database, in addition to the full text search.

Allows filters to search full text pdf/ps/.doc etc.

Allows using metadata in the results list.

Supporting all widely used single- and multi-byte character sets, including UTF8, as well as most of the popular Eastern Asia languages.

Automatic document character set and language guesser for about 70 charset/language combinations.

ASP-front-end; Web-configurator.

HTTP/1.0 support; FTP support; NNTP support (both news:// and nntp:// URL schemes) in standard and extended modes.

Local file system indexing support (file: URL schema).

Supporting gzip, deflate, compress content encoding.

Different SQL databases support. Currently MySQL, PostgreSQL, miniSQL, Solid, Virtuoso, InterBase, Oracle, SyBase, MS SQL, iODBC, unixODBC, EasySoft ODBC-ODBC bridge IBM DB2 databases may be used as MnoGoSearch backend.

Search clusters: a possibility to distribute database between several machines.

Basic authorization support (to index password protected areas).

External parsers support for other file types (pdf, ps, doc etc.).

"keywords" and "description" META tags support; User defined META tag support.

Reentry capability. One can run few indexers and searching processes at the same time.

Continual indexing; Indexing depth can be limited.

Robots exclusion standard support (both and robots.txt).

HTML templates to easily customize search results.

Boolean query support; Fuzzy search: different word forms, synonyms, substrings.

C CGI, PHP3, Perl search frontends.

Search on subsection of database.

It is very flexible. One can configure mnoGoSearch to run in different modes, including 'ftpsearch mode' (searching through URLs rather than their content), 'link validation' (to check site for bad references), 'netminder' (What's new since ...?). There is also extended news support built into the package.

It also comes with an integrated extension to archive news servers. This means that one can now download all messages from a news server and save them completely in a database. Benefit is that one can search the complete message base with all the features of software and can still browse discussion threads over the complete archive.

MnoGoSearch is also available for Windows but it is not free. A trial version for 30 days is available.


Site of the Week:- http://www.blisspix.net/library/songs.html

However libraries are being considered as a quiet place but number of songs has been written about them. This page contains some songs written about libraries, librarians, books and reading.

That's all for this week. See you next week.

Madhuresh Singhal