Engine promises precise XML searches
- By Carolyn Duffy Marsan
- Apr 18, 2000
Detailed searches and results with pinpoint accuracy that's the promise
of Xdex, an indexing engine for World Wide Web information written in XML.
Xdex, which ships this week, is the first off-the-shelf indexing engine
for Extensible Markup Language, according to officials at Sequoia Software
Corp., a Columbia, Md., XML software provider.
Priced at $1,995, Xdex runs on Microsoft Corp. Windows NT servers and plugs
directly into the Microsoft Management Console for administration.
"Xdex is the first in a series of tools that we will be introducing that
allow developers to take advantage of XML in the e-commerce space," said
Clay Richardson, Xdex product marketing manager. "Xdex allows for the intelligent
indexing and searching of XML documents."
Xdex takes advantage of XML's tagging system to deliver high-performance,
context-sensitive searches. It uses smart spiders to search for information
under different XML tags, and it automatically indexes that content.
The goal of Xdex is to provide Web site developers with the ability to offer
highly targeted search results. For example, if a Web surfer were searching
for information about the city of Columbia, Md., he wouldn't receive information
about the Columbia River or Columbia University if he were using a portal
that employed XML tagging and indexing.
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