Elizabeth Carmack (ECARMACK@tnrcc.state.tx.us)
Mon, 22 Mar 1999 10:03:07 -0600
Thanks so much for the information. You have really helped me out with
>>> Andrew Scherpbier <email@example.com> 03/22/99 09:42am >>>
Elizabeth Carmack wrote:
> I'm researching ht://Dig for possible use by my employer, the Texas
> Natural Resource Conservation Commission, as a search engine on our
> external and internal Web sites. We have a Netscape Internet server,
> an HP-UX 10. The ht://Dig Web site is helpful, but I couldn't find the
> answers to a few questions. Can any of you kind souls help me?
> Will ht://Dig run on an HP-UX 10?
It should. I have not personally run it under HP/UX 10 recently, but it used
to work just fine.
> Can it handle indexing 50,000 Web pages and/or 16 gb size with room
Yes. 50,000 documents is a medium sized site; there are people that use
ht://Dig on *much* larger sites.
> Are you allowed to create custom concept/acronym definitions?
Yes. Look at the synonyms fuzzy search algorithm.
> Does it understand natural language?
No, it does not.
> Any estimates on how much time it requires for initial
> configuration/installation and administration?
That's probably hard to estimate. In the best case, you can simply run
'./configure;make;make install' to get everything setup. Please read the
documentation, though. You'll need to modify the CONFIG file before you
> How well does it find PDF documents?
It finds them pretty well... :-) It even indexes them with the use of
acroread or xpdf.
> Any insights would be greatly appreciated!
I hope this helps.
Check the mailing list archives if you run into problems.
-- Andrew Scherpbier <firstname.lastname@example.org> Contigo Software <http://www.contigo.com/>
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