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CINDOR: Multilingual Search Engine

From: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 19:51:59 +0900
Message-Id: <199911231239.VAA24135@sh.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
To: Mary McKenna <mary@textwise.com>
Cc: www-international@w3c.org
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At 04:59 1999/11/23 -0500, Mary McKenna wrote:
> 
> On Dec 7, 1999 we will release a multilingual search engine that meets all
> the criteria below: Unicode compliant, language-specific text parsing, and
> all text is encoded using UTF-8 character codes.  We have a very unique
> approach to multilingual searching, using a Conceptual Interlingua that
> allows for concept matching without translating the documents or the
> query.  Visit our web site for introductory information at
> www.textwise.com. I would be glad to provide more detailed system
> information if needed.  
> Mary McKenna 
> MNIS-TextWise Labs
> mary@textwise.com
> 
> 
> >To:     unicode@unicode.org; www-international@w3c.org
> >Subject:        multilingual search engines
> 
> >We're looking for a multilingual search engine to use with our internal
> >and external web sites. The criteria I have in mind are those in Thierry
> >Sourbier's paper on "Keys to  Building a Multlingual Search Engine":
> >- all text processing as normalized Unicode or UTF-8
> >- language-specific text parsing, in particular word breaking
> >- storage of indeces as Unicode or UTF-8
> 
> >Does anyone know of an available search engine with these capabilities?
> 
> >Failing this, what are some of the best search engines for monolingual
> >searching of a segmented web site -- one in which any query will be
> >processing text in a single language?
> 
> >Thanks,
> >Joe Ross
> >Tivoli Systems
> >joe.ross@tivoli.com
> 
> 
> 
> 


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