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[University of Cambridge] Search Developments

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A talk to a University of Cambridge Web Liaison meeting about our current search developments

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[University of Cambridge] Search Developments

  1. 1. Search Developments Jon Warbrick jw35@cam.ac.uk
  2. 2. Where we are
  3. 3. Where we are Internal web search External web search
  4. 4. Where we are Internal web search Delegated Admin External web search
  5. 5. Where we are Internal web search Delegated Admin External web search
  6. 6. What do you get? • New, state of the art crawl and query software • New, faster hardware • Better control of crawl and query tuning • A number of new features...
  7. 7. Initial new features • Query autocomplete • Raven-authenticated crawling for ‘internal’ search (along with crawling from a CUDN IP address)
  8. 8. What you might notice • User agent: FunnelBack (search-support@ucs.cam.ac.uk) FunnelBack (internal search; search-support@ucs.cam.ac.uk) • Crawler hostname/IP address • Raven-authenticated spidering • Details of the query syntax • Access to machine-readable results
  9. 9. Where are we? • Test systems installed, test crawls underway • Production configuration being established • Version of search.cam with Funnelback under development • Cut-over deployment later this calendar year?
  10. 10. Questions?

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