Re: Search engines

Henry S. Thompson (
Wed, 26 Feb 97 11:03:53 GMT

Patrick writes:
> I am looking for a search server that could handle huge corpora. We now
> have available 2Gb of text (in Interleaf ASCII for the time being) and I
> am looking for a multiuser-multiplatform search server that could be used
> to index, search, browse, etc. that textual database. Every form of
> querying you can imagine might be done.

If you end up deciding to do this yourself, you should consider
uptranslating to SGML, then using our LT NSL suite of SGML tools:


We use it on the British National Corpus, which is the same size as
the corpus you have in mind.

Henry S. Thompson, Human Communication Research Centre, University of Edinburgh
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