Does anyone know the best technology platform to use for internal site searches on a Chinese language web site?
4:06 am on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
Hi Lijin, first of all Welcome to WebmasterWorld!
What kind of architecture is the site currently running on? Apache or IIS; PHP, ASP, Java, etc. If the search function has to integrate with the current site it is often a good idea to choose something from the same architecture family.
3:16 pm on Jul 8, 2010 (gmt 0)
It is using ASP.
4:07 am on Jul 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'll see if one of our Microsoft platform experts can jump in to give you some advice on this issue.
2:58 pm on Jul 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
5:39 am on Jul 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
I use the Google Custom Search Engine on my Chinese websites. It had the best search results of any of the packages I looked at. Operation doesn't seem to be affected by the recent Google troubles in China.
sorry i don't have more to offer. i was peripherally involved a few years ago with a multilanguage site that used KinoSearch, which is based on Lucene, and i believe that was due to the capability to handle chinese language search.