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Re: swish-e gets a nod

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Thu Jan 27 2005 - 15:51:25 GMT
This quote is interesting too:

   "For indexing libraries, catalogs, help texts, source code
   repositories, newsgroups, etc., where the source is known, you want to
   rank things by the content rather than by comparison of the source
   links. And that's what Swish-e offers," Smith explains.

Goes back to a thread Bill and I had about what ranking needs to do in 
Swish-e as opposed to Google.

Thanks for the link, Eric.

Eric Lease Morgan wrote on 01/27/2005 09:41 AM:
> Swish-e gets a nod in a recent ComputerWorld article:
>    For instance, researchers at the Stanford Linear Accelerator
>    Center (SLAC) in Menlo Park, Calif., recently needed a
>    search tool to help them index and navigate an internal
>    newsgroup with 600-plus posts per day. They needed a tool
>    that was customizable and capable of handling the large
>    volume of posted messages. After evaluating a number of
>    commercial and open-source search products, SLAC chose the
>    open-source Swish-e tool, both for its speed and low cost.
>    "It doesn't do all that Google does ... but it turned out to
>    be the fastest index engine," says Douglas Smith, an
>    experimental support professional at SLAC. Smith notes that
>    internal search requires different capabilities than public
>    Internet search, where users don't know anything about the
>    content they're searching.
> See:
> FYI.

  Peter Karman . . peter(at)
Received on Thu Jan 27 07:51:29 2005