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WebmasterWorld is a great forum, but what Im looking for is a good resource/forum for searchengine developers, if it even exist one. When I search on google I just find SEO forums. Anyknow know of what Im looking for? Or why not open a category here at WebmasterWorld for searchengine developers?
Searchenginewatch has a "Search Technology & Relevancy" forum.
I and Fischerlaender ones tried to start such a forum ( [sirdf.com...] ) , but had to little time to invest into it. Maybe we ought to try again.
I'm developing tools to increase query relevancy.
I just started on this project about a month ago (mainly heavy research right now), however, I intend to make this my focus for at least the next year.
If you find anything else let me know.
But I plan to particpate more in this Alternative Search Engines forum.
I've been in your position for the last two/three months. Very little out there on search engine development - as you say, much of it is SEO stuff. I find some of the Lucene/Nutch mailing lists can be useful.
runarb - haven't come across your site, but it looks just like the kind of thing I've spent a long time looking for!
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Very little out there on search engine development - as you say, much of it is SEO stuff. I find some of the Lucene/Nutch mailing lists can be useful.
Also Dataparksearch and Mnogosearch forums and mailing lists are quite active. Development with Dataparksearch seems to occur daily.
Yes, it would be nice having a forum here to discuss general search development, the differences of what is out there, capabilities, etc.
Just imagine what would happen if Google were to release the source code for Google?
My company is at present we are working on the code for a search engine that tracks the items for sale on a website directly back to the people where you get your stock from, the stuff you sell or supply via your website, then we will cut out the middleman and direct the visitors to them and then slice a few percent for ourselves.
A search for "rice" now points to a phone number of the farmer who grows the stuff. Grin!
I think they call it the competitive edge..
Think of how competitive and advanced the market would be if google DID give its search code away. Who cares if clones would pop up, only those that enhance & extend the services/code would survive and thus create technology growth in search rather than a polution of search (which already exists today with PPC feeds)
Lot of subjects mention sql full text searching etc and built in ranking systems. I think creating your own se is great fun and have been doing it for years!