[TYPO3-english] IndexedSearch vs mnoGoSearch & PowerSearch

Vahan Amirbekyan vamirbekyan at dgfoundation.org
Fri Nov 7 08:37:58 CET 2008

hello Dmitry
if I go to www.mysql.com search I see "Powered by Google Search Appliance".
What did you mean by "www.mysql.com uses mnoGoSearch" ?

I read the manual of mnoGoSearch and see that all features with respect to 
indexing configurations are there.
What is not clear just from reading the manual if:
- possible to configure mnoGoSearch with TS? Specifically I am interested in 
passing indexing configuration IDs to the FE plugin using TS constants.
- possible to pass path to file indexing indexing configuration with TS? In 
particular I need to pass
- what options the Advanced search (long search form) form has? Can I see it 
- possible to enhance the Advanced search with custom filters and options? 
and what will have to be changes?

thank you for your assistance

"Dmitry Dulepov" <dmitry.dulepov at gmail.com> wrote in message 
news:mailman.1.1225989113.9747.typo3-english at lists.netfielders.de...
> Hi!
> Vahan Amirbekyan wrote:
>> I started looking around and found two options to consider to replace
>> indexed_search with:
>> 1. mnoGoSearch (mnogosearch) by Dmitry Dulepov
>> 2. PowerSearch (powersearch) by Knut Moeller and Norbert Sendetzky
>> I would apprecaite your comments to these options ( or any others ) and 
>> any
>> inside into why for example mnoGoSearch would be faster than 
>> indexed_search
>> and for what case, if powersearch is mature to be deployed in PROD
>> environment and so on.
> www.mysql.com uses mnoGoSearch. Though they do not do it efficiently :D
> I expect that mnoGoSearch will be the most powerful and the best
> scalable. It is a professional solution and it uses PHP extension to
> do search. When you use mnoGoSearch, you do not run interpreted PHP
> scripts, you run true machine code (PHP extension), which is always
> faster. Think about mnoGoSearch as about local Google on your server.
> Also since mnoGoSearch is a professional solution, it has many
> features that other search engines do not have. One of them is
> search for word forms (go/goes, car/cars) for many languages. The
> drawback is that installing mnoGoSearch is harder than other
> solutions and requires you to compile search engine and PHP
> extension. If you work in the TYPO3 company, which provides TYPO3
> hosting services, it will be a good solution for you. If you host
> your site with independent hosting provider, you may have problems
> using mnoGoSearch. Also mnoGoSearch is unavailable on Windows (no
> workarounds at all).
> I do not know about PowerSearch. I think it is Lucene-based. I never
> used Lucene, so cannot comment on its performance. I heard that
> Lucene is not bad but Zend Framework implementation of Lucene is
> much slower than original Lucene.
> On a 10000 pages web site search on 3-5 terms takes 0.003 sec with
> mnoGoSearch. Subsequent searches for the same phrase take 0.001 sec.
> -- 
> Dmitry Dulepov
> TYPO3 translations support
> My TYPO3 book: http://www.packtpub.com/typo3-extension-development/book
> In the blog:
> http://typo3bloke.net/post-details/max_os_x_use_php_help_in_chm_format/ 

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