Clustering Search Demo

Introduction

To demonstrate the Clustering capabilities of Carrot2 we did set a clustering Search Server online. It’s available at:

http://ejwagenaar.com:8080/carrot2-webapp-3.16.0/search

(Link opens in a new tab).

a few examples:

Usage: Click the examples, study the search terms, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, click on one of the clusters to drill down your search results.

Alternatively:

  • Change or add new terms until you find what you’re looking for.
  • Change the expected filesize or filetype parameters to what you expect.
Tips for searching
  • Try to be specific. The more the better! For example when you are looking for an ebook and you know the title and author, mention both in your query, or even better: Find the ISBN. This is a code which is unique for the book. When you search for the ISBN code of a book you almost can’t miss! These codes will only appear in online bookstores or inside the real ebook. You have the best chances with ICT books! Why? Website administrators or webmasters often order the ebooks they need online and sometimes (accidentally) store a copy in a directory on the web server, where it’s indexed (and thus findable).

I tried some ISBN numbers of IT books (look them up at Google Books, Amazon or abeBookfinder.com and soon had a complete library of books!

As an example search for 978-1-4842-1071-0 and see what you can find!

Carrot²

Web search results clustered using Carrot²'s Lingo algorithm.

Web search results clustered using Carrot²’s Lingo algorithm.

 

How it works

This  App does not actually crawl for it’s own Index, in stead it uses the indexes of Yahoo!, Google and Bing. These are available trough Online API’s. The clustering and results deduplication are done on the Tomcat server. This also illustrates the power of Apache Tomcat, since it’s a pretty amount of work done on this single server.

 

 

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