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Search Tools Product Reports
ASTAWare SearchKey PRO
(formerly NetResults, Innotech Multimedia)
Also available: SearchDisc for
CD-ROMs, SearchKey API
Price: contact company
Platforms: 100% Pure Java application,
should run on any Java platform
- Browser administration interface
- Index remote servers using robot crawler.
- Specify file inclusion
- Schedule index updates.
- Handles standard file formats: HTML, XML, text, PDF, PostScript, Microsoft
Word, Excel, PowerPoint
- Search free text, Boolean operators and wildcards
- Phrase and paragraph search
- Search within meta tags and fields.
- Customizable search forms.
- Distributed search among multiple indexes.
- Relevance ranked results
- Results page layout customizable with HTML Pager Tool ,
can display specific fields and metadata
- View documents with match words highlighted
Articles about Earlier Versions of SearchKey / NetResults
Up Quality Searches Internet Computing, March, 1998 by Kevin Railsback
- Comprehensive comparative review of AltaVista
eXtension 97, Integrated I-Search 3.0, Microsoft
Index Server 2.0, Innotech Net Results 1.2, Verity
Search 97 Information Server and Netscape
Compass 3.0 (recommended).
- PC Magazine:
Innotech Multimedia Corp.: NetResults PC Magazine, April 7, 1998, by
- Short review describes features, installation problems.
- Innotech's NetResults: Sophisticated searching capability (unavailable online)Java
Review Online, October 1997 by Lowell E. Thomas
- Very positive review describes installation and configuration. Praises
cascading search option for concurrent searches on several servers. Gives
the product 3.5 cups out of 4.
search tool: Difficult installation steps hamper NetResults 1.2 Intranet
World January 20, 1997, by Maggie Briggs
Thorough review describes the features, and problems including slow speed,
difficult installation, limited help and documentation, with this version
of the software. Rated "Okay".
Product Watch: NetResults