A Free Idea: Search Engine for Webpages

Serge Boiko boiko at demogr.mpg.de
Mon Aug 26 08:12:53 CEST 2002

Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> writes:

> Serge Boiko wrote:
> > 
> > An example to clarify the point. I have a list of journals
> > (1000+lines) and I'm looking for those of them that contain the term
> > "interaction", but I'm really interested in those matches that relates
> > somehow to computer science. The imaginary program would return:
> > 
> [snip example]
> > 
> > Another point is that I could make searches of subsearches, also useful,
> > isn't it?
> Ah, now I understand perfectly.  Aren't there personal search engines 
> of some kind that could do something like this for you already?  Or
> are those intended to work only on Intranet content, not on content
> that is out on the web itself?
> I would imagine there are search engine programs you can install, then
> feed them a web site, then use it to do your own searches, which would
> accomplish what you want.
> If not, then I agree it's a useful _and_ novel idea! :)
> -Peter

It would be nice if such a tool exists, it is free and works on Unix
Even if it's not a novel idea (I believe that novel ideas are
extremely rare things), it is definitely  useful :-D.


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