Arch

1.9.2 06 Sep 2016

Open source extension of Apache Nutch.

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Developer website: CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

Arch is an Open-Source extension of Apache Nutch (a popular, highly scalable, general-purpose search engine) for intranet search. Not happy with your corporate search engine? Not surprising, very few people are. To the best of our knowledge, there are no intranet engines that work as well as the Google's global Web search does. There is a fundamental reason for this: the algorithms used by Google on the global Web (or similar) do not work nearly as well on intranets for the lack of statistical data. Arch (finally!) solves this problem.

It uses a novel method to deliver high-precision search results that works great. Don't believe it? Blind test evaluation tools are included. You can deploy Arch and compare its performance to your current search engine and/or Google (on the public part of your site) using a blind test methodology. In addition to the excellent search quality, Arch has many features critical for corporate environments:

  • Document level security -- users can find only documents that they are authorized to see
  • Inexpensive index updates -- Arch is able to keep indexes up to date and avoid regular complete site recrawling
  • 24/7 availabilty -- there is always a working index available, even if a crawl fails
  • Support for simultaneous indexing and search of multiple web sites, with ability to search and administer any site separately, if needed. Dynamic adding and removal of web sites is easy
  • An automatically generated site directory
  • Low cost support once deployed
  • Dual interface (PHP and Java) for easy deployment and customization
  • Faceted search "out of the box"
  • An extensive and extensible set of parsers for parsing a variety of file formats: HTML, PHP, PDF, MS Office, Open Office, etc.
  • A modular, plugin-based architecture that can be easily customized and extended
  • The source code is included
  • High performance and scalability -- Arch can run on computer clusters to index very large data sets

What's New

Version 1.9.2:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7.3 or later running on a 64-bit Intel processor

  • PHP used to put junky looking content in the query field on results pages when an advanced query was submitted; now it leaves this field empty in case of an advanced query
  • Made name field shorter (1K instead of 2K) in site DB tables; a too-long field length resulted in an index key that was too long for some MySQL configurations
  • Moved to new version numbering scheme to align it with the Apache Nutch version numbering scheme
  • Fixed a bug that caused enforcing access permissions problems
  • Fixed bugs found in 1.9b
  • Added post-parsing pruning
  • Changed order of application of parsers, moved Tika to top

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7.3 or later
  • Java 1.7 or later
  • Apache Ant and Ant-options packages
  • Apache Ivy
  • Minimum of 2 GB RAM

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Details

Downloads
1,069
Version Downloads
95
Type
Business / Applications
License
Free
Date
06 Sep 2016
Platform
Intel 64 / OS X
Price
Free