"We bought the entry-level Webinator product to begin with, and we currently have the Enterprise version. What I really like about it, still, is the fact that it's relatively easy to configure. It's much easier to configure that it was back when we bought the original product, when everything was run through command lines. I like the notion of relevance in terms of returned hits. It seems to make a lot more sense to me than, for example, Google page ranking -- which places a much higher priority on popularity than it does on the actual content of the pages where text matches. Another thing that has been nice is the fact there is support for synonym matching within the server. And I think Vortex as a scripting language is very powerful. Even though I haven't used it to its fullest ability, it's proven to be quite flexible when we've needed to make modifications."
-- Mark J. Weixel, Director of Informatics, The University Center for International Studies (UCIS), University of Pittsburgh
The Webinator™ Web Index & Retrieval System
The Webinator Web Index & Retrieval System is
a highly customizable package that allows a Website administrator
to easily create and deploy a high quality search interface to
collections of web documents.
With support for multiple collections, a single installation can
serve searches for many websites, or different areas within a website,
and a customizable thesaurus or synonym file allows users to find documents
even if the terminology they use is different from that on the site.