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Making internal search engine return results that adhere to local permissions on an internal web application

I have an ElasticSearch search engine and an internal web application. Prior to applying the security model, search results were very fast. The security model restricts some users from accessing ...
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How does Elastic Search approach the problem of distributed membership and consensus?

I already understand that Elastic Search is supposed to be deployed in a distributed topology, in that you can have multiple nodes for a cluster of ES instances. I like the API, and it looks ...
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How can I test a search engine for an uncommon human language?

We are writing a search engine from scratch in a quite uncommon language, Aramaic, mostly for learning purposes but also because few resources are available in given language. The engine is/will be ...
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Search results that display in the form of “1 - 20 of about 65” - why the “about”?

I've noticed that Google and large search engines do not display "proper" paging, but display an approximation. For example, I tried to give a specific search on Google to return few results, as per ...
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Simple search from an image list to bring up a specific logo

The current way i have my form is a user selects a drop down menu of a particular folder and it displays the current logos in that folder in a row below. These images are grabbed on page load all at ...
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Mobile IOS Application to Server interaction design?

I've built a set of what will be server-side programs in python. Essentially they crawl the net and index news articles. The iOS mobile application will be what the user interacts with. So it needs ...
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Search technique - multiple hits, prioritise results

I have developed a search algorithm, which basically matches records on 3 different criteria types. Name, Address, and Keyword(s). "doh" , will find: Name: doh Address: re Keywords: me ...
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How is machine learning incorporated into search engine design?

I am currently building a small in-house search engine based on Apache Lucene. Its purpose is simple - based on some keywords, it will suggest some articles written internally within our company. I am ...
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What exactly is a Search Engine Indexer. Where to start building one?

For one of the projects at uni we were given the task to create a custom, niche search engine. My colleges and I split the tasks amongst each other so that we can tackle the overall project more ...
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.Net search engine architecture and technology choice

I am in the process of designing a search engine for an asp.net site. The site currently uses Microsoft Indexing Server to index and search content which range from simple text files to MS documents ...
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NLP - Queries using semantic wildcards in full text searching, maybe with Lucene?

Let's say I have a big corpus (for example in english or an arbitrary language), and I want to perform some semantic search on it. For example I have the query: "Be careful: [art] armada of [sg] is ...
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Good technique for search text tokenization

We are looking for a way to tokenize some text in the same or similar way as a search engine would do it. The reason we are doing this is so that we can run some statistical analysis on the tokens. ...
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Client-Side V.S. Server-Side Searching?

I am currently helping to design a web site and application in HTML. We would like the user to be able to search the site/app for desired content via a search bar. We would also like to include an ...
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Developing a search algorithm

I want to create a basic search engine, and I want you to give me some ideas how to filter out the best results for my visitors. I have three fields regarding a product the user can search in: ...
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How to search for information related to Go programming language?

If there's something that would kill Go language, then it's name. I find it very hard to find anything in web related just by using "Go" in the query. The word is on of the most frequent in English. ...
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How can I get my website's search results into Google's search results?

All I can find online is stuff about search result rankings, which I'm not concerned with at the moment. We're going to have a cloud-based online database and we want Google search results for ...
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Does heavy JavaScript use adversely impact Googleability?

I've been developing the client-side for my web-app in JavaScript. The JavaScript can communicate with my server over REST (HTTP)[JSON, XML, CSV] or RPC (XML, JSON). I'm writing writing this ...
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How does Google crawl frequently updated webpages?

I'm trying to build a very small, niche search engine, using Nutch to crawl specific sites. Some of the sites are news/blog sites. If I crawl, say, techcrunch.com, and store and index their frontpage, ...
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Is dynamic HTML layout good from an SEO perspective?

Just wondering whether dynamically built HTML layout is fine from SEO perspectives? So let's assume e-commerce engine and its most popular page - products catalog. So 90% of the page is built using ...
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Is having a single `IndexWriter` instance in Lucene a good idea?

I am trying to understand how Lucene should be used. From what I have read, creating an IndexReader is costly, so using a Search Manager shoulg be the right choice. However, a SearchManager should be ...
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Doubt regarding search engine/plugin(One present on the website itself)

I am new to web development and trying to study various types of websites as case study. Right now my focus is on how search engines works for an eCommerce website. I know basic functioning for a ...
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Database of words and related words for search engine [closed]

I need to be able to search for a word in the English language and have a list of related words be displayed. Let's say I have a list of 100 words that the user should be able to search through. For ...
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Data indexing frameworks fit for large E-Commerce applications

we wrote and still maintain a large E-Commerce application. Our feature list resembles what you would expect from most shops. We'd like to improve some of our features, and now the search/suggestion ...
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Search multiple tables

I have developed a web application that is used mainly for archiving all sorts of textual material (documents, references to articles, books, magazines etc.). There can be any given number of archive ...
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Looking for good books about the theory behind search engines [closed]

I am working on a project that requires that I understand different techniques used by search engines for the web. I have a strong scientific and development background, so I am not afraid of highly ...
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An Extra-Intellectual search in a large text

Have you ever seen, met, or worked with a smart/intellectual search library/framework/algorithm during your career? I need a very nice mechanism to search among text, I don't need a "Personal ...
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Which is the best method for storing data for a Language Dictionary?

I have been working on making a completely offline dictionary using the Wiktionary XML dumps. The dumps themselves are about 10 MB, but when converted into a index using a search engine indexer (I use ...
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Need Advice on PHP Search Functionality

I'm coding a Linux/PHP site for an organization. The site has two views, activated by a login $_SESSION variable indicating whether one is logged in as a member or not. I need to provide search ...
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can a regex search engine for the web be done and if so, how?

I think it would be a great idea if we had a regular expression search engine, but can it be done? It seems impossible since there's no feasible way of indexing such a huge amount of data properly and ...
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Reverse engineering airline reservations systems

I saw an interesting conversation on here about airline reservation systems and the services that connect them (like Sabre). This is an almost identical analog to a problem I've been trying to figure ...
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Looking for searchable code archives [duplicate]

As part of research for a user group presentation I'm looking for usage examples of certain code constructs. I'm looking for online source code repository collections that allow me to search inside ...
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If I wanted to build a search engine, how would I start? [on hold]

Can somebody point me into the right direction? I really don't have experience writing code but I'm a fast learner. I'm not trying to say it will be easy but I hope somebody can help me...
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Is there a useful correlation between choice of web-browser/search engine and good quality programmers? [closed]

After a round of interviews earlier this year, which included some practical questions with access to a computer, I noticed that, at least for the applicants we were seeing, there was a high inverse ...
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Are there more efficient ways to search for help/documentation than Google/SO/…? [closed]

Google sometimes come up with irrelevant links, not everything is available on SO, there are cases where the local documentation is also annoying to look through... Are there other efficient ways you ...