SWISH-Enhanced: Fast, Free, and Flexible Web Site Indexing
The UC Berkeley Library has just released version 1.0 of SWISH-Enhanced,
a powerful and yet easy to setup and use Web site search engine. SWISH-E
is an upgraded version of the popular SWISH software that has been freely
available for years from Enterpise Integration Technologies. The author
of the software (Kevin Hughes) gave permission to the UC Berkeley Library
to implement bug fixes and major new enhancements, such as support for
HTML META tags.
The UC Berkeley Library has also programmed a front-end interface to
SWISH-Enhanced called AutoSwish that provides one-click indexing of any
site or subdirectory by anyone authorized to create indexes on that site.
It has never been easier to provide a group of Web authors with a
powerful search capability. It runs under UNIX (tested on Sun Solaris and
Digital UNIX) and AutoSwish requires Perl.
SWISH-E's support of HTML META tags now makes it possible to "catalog"
your Web site, using either developing standards such as the Dublin Core
or a scheme of your own devising. Even the most complex indexes can be
easily created by filling out a one-page Web form and allowing AutoSwish
to take care of the rest. SWISH-E indexes can also be maintained or
removed by any authorized user who accesses the AutoSwish maintenance Web
The SWISH-E Web site has demonstrations, information and more. We have
also established a SWISH-E electronic discussion for answering questions
and posting updates or useful auxiliary programs.
Digital Library SunSITE
UC Berkeley Library
Received on Fri Aug 15 14:41:29 1997