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A new kind of search engine

MKSearch is a research project to develop a metadata search engine. The system is composed of two linked systems; an indexing Web crawler and a public query interface. The indexing component extracts Dublin Core metadata from Web documents and stores them in RDF format. The query interface matches documents in the index using an RDF query language and can return the results in a variety of formats including standard HTML and as a standing RSS feed.

Project status

The project has recently completed an alpha proof of concept stage. A set of prototype components have been developed, integrated and tested from end to end using limited test data. The project is now entering a beta development phase in which the prototype system will be developed further to implement the full feature set for the system.

The MKSearch system is being developed using the Java programming language and is licenced under the GNU General Public Licence. All software is compiled and tested using both the Sun and GNU Java compilers. All project source material is available through the public MKSearch Subversion repository.


This document was last modified by Philip Shaw on 2005-02-09 01:51:20
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