I appreciate all the help I've received from members of this listserv. I
understand that my questions aren't along the same lines as others.
In our selection of companies to do the digitization of 17th century Quaker
texts and encode in XML using TEI, we have narrowed down to a couple. What
we are surprised at is the difficulty of finding a suitable search engine
to browse, search, display the documents without paying a large sum up
front and annual fees ($15,000 plus $5000 annual).
We have been told in proposals everything from Google and PHPDig to
packages like Alchemy and DT Search. None of these meet our criteria:
- understand the XML documents (not just ignore the tags)
- display search results with highlighting of some sort in file
- run in Linux
- basic functions of search engines
Does anyone have suggestions of good, affordable search software?
-- Tim Seid
Associate Dean of Distributed Learning
Earlham School of Religion