31 July 2003 02:00
Today I wanted to put up a link to a very nice "Open Source Probabilistic Information Retrieval library", Xapian. That's a mouthful for what is just a very nice Open Source search engine library. I have found it to be very flexible (with Perl bindings :-D), and a breeze to work with. It does have a prepackaged indexer and search cgi you can use "out of the box", but it also makes it very easy to build your own search engine from scratch using its capabilities.