Re: anyone want to package SCOOBS? (GPL'ed XML Search Engine)
Jim Pick <email@example.com> writes:
> firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark W. Eichin) writes:
> > SCOOBS is an XML-smart search engine that was recently GPL'ed; I'm not
> > sure I'll have time to build it, but if it gets packaged I'll
> > certainly use it :-)
> > http://www.scoobs.com/about.html
> > * [June 25, 1999] SCOOBS XML Search Engine Now Open Source.
> > Troy D. Milner (Monash University) posted an announcement to the
> > effect that the SCOOBS XML Search Engine is now open source, viz.,
> > governed by the GNU Public License. SCOOBS (Search and
> > Classification Of Object Based information Sources) is a 'Context
> > Based Search Engine' that "allows for the context to be derived
> > from an XML document. This means that we can now search for
> > documents that exhibit a certain context. We can search for 'plum
> > pudding', that has a context only of a 'recipe', and SCOOBS will
> > return 'plum pudding recipes', and not 'plum pudding' from
> > restaurant menus and the like. SCOOBS also returns XPointers to
> > exact locations in XML documents, and allows users to locate
> > sub-documents of documents. Now you can travel from a search
> > result straight to the position in a document where that search
> > information is located. SCOOBS offers a very unique merged XML
> > output, where you can request that it gathers all the XML
> > documents of your results and merge them together, removing all
> > the irrelevant information in the original document." For other
> > information, see the SCOOBS Web site.
> That looks really interesting. I'll take a stab at it this weekend. :-)
Upon further inspection, I see that it needs:
* Java Servlet Development Kit version 2.0 or later.
* Java Development Kit version 2.0 or later.
* Open Database Connectivity with Microsoft Access data driver.
* Web server capable of running Java Servlets
So, I'll pass on it for now.