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Re: how to do manual suggestions (best bets) in swish-e?

From: Avi Rappoport <avi-list(at)not-real.searchtools.com>
Date: Wed Jun 30 2004 - 19:58:02 GMT
Search HP for ipod
<http://search.hp.com/gwuseng/query.html?qt=ipod&la=en&col=hpcom+ccen+ccenfor>

Search MSU for genetics ecology
<http://search.msu.edu:8080/msusearch/?q=genetics+ecology>

search palmone for treo mac support
<http://promosearch.palmone.com/search/promosearch/?sp-a=sp1000d4bf&sp-f=iso-8859-1&sp-t=cat_us&sp-x-1=col&sp-p-1=phrase&catsearch=0&sp-q=treo+mac+support&sp-q-1=United+States+-+English>

search verisign for payflowpro
<http://search.verisign.com/query.html?qt=payflowlink&col=all>

Some of them are graphics, some are text, but they are all designed 
to help people find what they really want.

Avi

At 5:28 PM -0700 6/29/04, Bill Moseley wrote:
>Hi Avi,
>
>Can you give some example URLs at hp.com?
>
>On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 03:34:20PM -0700, Avi Rappoport wrote:
>>  Hi all,
>>
>>  Most of the enterprise search engines are now supporting a manual
>>  suggestion (best bets) feature, so the most frequent queries can be
>>  handled in standard ways.  I couldn't find it on the web site or in
>>  the docs.
>>
>>  If SWISH-E doesn't support it now, I'm sure it's reasonably easy to
>>  do in Perl with the templates.  Essentially, you keep an XML file
>>  with the query word(s), the url, and any title/description HTML the
>>  admin wants displayed, then do a quick lookup on that and show
>>  anything that matches.  They use it on HP.com and so on.  It's a good
>>  supplement to automatic search logic which is pretty limited in most
>>  cases.
>>
>>  I want to recommend SWISH-E to a client but they need this feature
>>  and might be willing to pay for it.
>>
>>  Avi
>>
>
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>Bill Moseley
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Received on Wed Jun 30 12:58:46 2004