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johnbradbury
October 7th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Hi guys [and girls],
could anyone make a recommendation for an open source search engine?

I'm not particularly fond of Google for several reasons and would like to try out some alternatives....

Thanks

Wiebelhaus
October 7th, 2007, 08:58 PM
Open source , Idk.

But, dogpile & ask are pretty cool - dogpile because it searches multiple engines.

Kingsley
October 7th, 2007, 08:59 PM
I found this on Wikipedia.

Open source search engines


DataparkSearch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DataparkSearch)
Egothor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egothor)
Gonzui (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzui)
Grub (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grub_%28search_engine%29)
Ht://dig (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ht-//dig)
Lucene (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucene)
Lemur Toolkit & Indri Search Engine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemur_Toolkit_%26_Indri_Search_Engine)
mnoGoSearch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MnoGoSearch)
Namazu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namazu_%28search_engine%29)
Nutch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutch)
OpenFTS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenFTS)
Sphinx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphinx_%28search_engine%29)
SWISH-E (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SWISH-E)
Terrier Search Engine (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrier_Search_Engine)
Search Wikia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikia#Search_Wikia)
Xapian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xapian)
YaCy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YaCy)
Zettair (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zettair)

-grubby
October 7th, 2007, 09:00 PM
It's not exactly open-source..but it's good
http://exalead.com

Gremlinzzz
October 7th, 2007, 09:35 PM
http://www.ask.com/

HermanAB
October 7th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Hmm, are any of those any good for Linux technical questions?

I tend to use Google mainly for typing in error messages and seeing what other people have to say about whatever I am banging my head against.

23meg
October 7th, 2007, 09:42 PM
http://clusty.com

mindtrick
October 7th, 2007, 10:26 PM
www.hakia.com

TeraDyne
October 7th, 2007, 10:32 PM
http://www.yahoo.com/
http://www.dmoz.org/

RAV TUX
October 7th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Hi guys [and girls],
could anyone make a recommendation for an open source search engine?

I'm not particularly fond of Google for several reasons and would like to try out some alternatives....

Thanks

YubNub (http://cafelinux.org/OptickleArt/displayimage.php?album=lastup&cat=0&pos=0) Search Engine and so much more, it is OpenSource, but technically it is more of a (social)command line for the web.

YubNub, What Is This Thing? (http://jonaquino.blogspot.com/2005/06/yubnub-my-entry-for-rails-day-24-hour.html)

kadath
October 8th, 2007, 01:20 AM
http://clusty.com

2nding this, mostly for privacy reasons.

You're not going to find any "open source" search engines. There are some "user controlled" search engines like Mahalo, but by and large, they're goofy "web 2.0" startups that are more interested in people creating content for them so they can sit back and make money from advertising without lifting a finger. Why create content when you can have your users do it for you? That's "the Web 2.0 way"!

johndharvey
May 19th, 2011, 12:39 AM
Anybody have any experience with YaCy (http://yacy.net)? It seems like an intriguing concept, but I've no idea how it actually pans out.

jerenept
May 19th, 2011, 12:59 AM
Why has no-one mentioned Duck Duck Go?

https://duckduckgo.com/

BandD
May 19th, 2011, 05:01 AM
Why has no-one mentioned Duck Duck Go?

https://duckduckgo.com/


Super intrigued by this project! Thanks for sharing!

CharlesA
May 19th, 2011, 05:05 AM
Epic res is epic.

Oh and closed too.