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query the web by response headers and url

Do you know any service that allow you to use sql like query to find stuff on the web? I read about something like it about 2-4 months before that gather information from the world wild web but I ...
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Alternative search engine with independent web crawler

Which web search engines match the following requirements? (1) Search results don't pull from Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex, Ask, AOL, Baidu, or Entireweb results. Results must pull from its own web ...
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Search engine that shows actual previews of the sites I'm about to visit

Is there a search engine that shows actual previews of the websites in its search results? So, something like this: (google "concept") OS: Web License: Any
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Tool to track web traffic of various third-party websites over time

I'm looking for a tool that will show me the amount of traffic a given website receives over time (i.e. not my own website, but any website I search for). This tool must also have information on ...
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Is there an application that allows to search across Evernote, Todoist, Google Keep, Twitter

I extensively use web applications for organizing my thoughts and notes, some of those go to Evernote, some go to Todois, some are left in Google Drive, something is on Twitter. I wonder if there an ...
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Personalized search engine that learns from user feedback on searches

All too often I get irrelevant garbage from search results in traditional search engines, main causes are: Keyword-based search being grossly insufficient or getting "distracted" by almost-matching ...
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Launch search from desktop

I'm looking for a free app for Mac, similar to Alfred, which will allow me to quickly launch a search to a search engine of my choice from any app by pressing a keyboard shortcut. Alfred nearly fits ...
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Check source code for plagiarism

If you get the source code of a program from a student, is there any good automatic way to check if the code is copied somewhere from the web? I.e. is there a search engine specialized on source code ...
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Fastest text-indexing library/headless tool for substring searches, cross-platform and smaller than Elasticsearch

I need to index large datasets of small strings (dozens to hundreds of characters each, millions of records in total). It must be possible to search substrings, not just words—so morphology/stemming ...
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Browser extension for reverse image search

I am looking for a browser extension for reverse image search via supported search engines. It should be free for use, ideally for Chrome or Firefox.
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Online shopping search engine with working Boolean filters

Google Shopping (formerly Froogle) used to have effective Boolean searching, but it seems to have broken or discarded that functionality recently. For example, searching for ("magnetic tape" OR "...
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Which server-side search technology to use for a multi-table string search?

I'm working on a platform that uses lots of database read power. Users perform lots of search queries, on various pages. Very often, when a search query is being handled, we use multiple ways to ...
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Search engine for Schema.org structured data

Is there a search engine that offers the capability of searching for Schema.org structured data (e.g., in JSON-LD, Microdata, or RDFa)? In my case, I am interested in: Finding pages that expose a ...
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Indexed file search like Everything for Android wanted

I want to get a file from my Android smartphone without knowing where it was saved. I know the filename. On Windows I would use Everything and would have the file immediately since the hard drive is ...
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Software or web app to find the source of an animated GIF

What software or website can I use to find the source of a GIF? For example, https://imgur.com/CCRshsz (the people in it look very familiar). I tried to use Google Reverse Image Search, but it said "...
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Software for performing a reverse search - matching a body of text to a known phrase

I have a big list of known phrases. Given a body of text (Say a tweet) I'd like to see if it contains a known phrase from a large list. I'm sure something like this must exist (perhaps from the new ...
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Automated reverse image search

I'm a huge sucker when it comes to photography, so I tend to download a lot of images and store them locally. Now, because it's often quite a lot I don't always manually do a (quick) reverse image ...
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A catalog of online study groups

I need an online catalog of online study groups. A study group is a group of students studying a specific subject together. I need just a catalog, no forums. Forums may be external and maintained by ...
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Splunk's 'Search-Time Field Extraction' Open-Source Alternative

I'm looking for an open-source alternative to Splunk - specifically Search-Time Field Extraction feature which isn't possible in Elasticsearch. Also looking for that feature to exist as a RegEx query....
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General internet search engine showing only non-commerical sites?

Are there any general internet search engines that can limit hits to exclusively free non-commercial websites? (No '.com's or '.biz's, no paywalls, no membership-based revenue models, etc.) So, for ...
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Alternative to Google Custom Search Engine

I have a few Google CSE that let me search a number of sites and subdomains for news articles. I would prefer to not use Google and instead use something like DuckDuckGo, but is there any other ...
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Search engine to which I can apply my own filtering/reordering

I am looking for a website similar to Google Search, where I can apply some custom reordering and filtering to the search results. For example I'd like to deprioritize sites with commerce focus (...
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Who is linking to my picture?

I've got a picture on Flickr which is getting many more views than any of my other photos, and I have no idea where from. Is there some way to figure this out? Every backlink service I've tried so far ...
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Image search API (alternative to dicontinued Google Image search API)

My app has a feature to easily add an image based on words you had typed. For instance, after you had typed "apple" it suggests an image of an apple to use as an illustration. PROBLEM: My app was ...
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Web search engine that fully supports boolean operators

I just realized that Google doesn't support full boolean logic, in particular no parenthesis operator, as described here. Is there any web search engine which does have a full Boolean logic support?
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Search documents & display results in snippet view like Google books?

I'm looking for any software that can search keywords in documents (at least text files, but hopefully PDFs) in a folder (or even within a single file) and show the result in snippet view like Google ...
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Firefox plugin to help me switch search engine

I am trying to switch my primary search engine for the fourth time now since 2010 and, like before, the search results are still not of the quality I'm used to (which are Google's). Example: "...
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A web search from the Linux command line

There is several command line web browsers, and although I am not yet a fond user of any of them, I started to like the experience of browsing the web from a simple command line from time to time. A ...
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Easiest full text search engine for a small corpus with proximity search

I'm creating a full text search engine for a series of approximately 10 public domain books. The corpus will rarely be updated. Proximity search will be the core feature, e.g. locating "hello" within ...
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Facial recognition software that can perform an internet search by detected patterns

I am looking for facial recognition software able to spider the web, particularly the Darknet, for information related to digital images. For example, that can find patterns of keywords related to ...
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Enterprise search for e-commerce catalog/site

I am looking for an open-source search engine for e-commerce site. The primary purpose would be to search our product catalog (current master catalog is SAP) but would also like to enable document ...
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Software, extension, or similar to remove select results from Internet search

I do searches on the net and frequently see obviously bad results float to the top. I primarily search in Firefox, or a Firefox clone or derivative, using DuckDuckGo. These types of sites come up ...
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SVG search engine

I am looking for a search engine that efficiently finds vector images (so SVG, mostly). I should not show results for other formats such as web pages or PDF Available online, free to use It must be a ...
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Chrome extension to highlight searched keywords in a website

I have to make use of search engines, like Google, Yahoo, etc, to retrieve information from many websites. But when viewing these re-directed websites, it would be tedious to always manually press ...
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Firefox extension to allow efficient searches?

Firefox just got updated to version 43. With that update, perhaps the most useful extension, Quick Search Bar, no longer works. The developer has stated that he does not want to get it working, but ...
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What can I use to keep track of my web research?

I occasionally take on big ‪‎web research‬ projects and I typically find them frustrating. It seems like a good browser plug-in could help alleviate some of that frustration. Currently I'm ...
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What's the best way to index PDF or Word document for full text search?

I have to develop an offline application with the following functionalities: Have a login interface, which means I have to handle access roles. An interface that allow users to add documents with ...
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Self-hosted non-Java search engine for my static websites

I want to self-host a search engine that indexes my static website(s). I don’t want to use a CMS (which typically have a search engine built-in) for these sites, and I don’t want to refer my visitors ...
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Multimedia search engine with low footprint

I'd like to build a searchable index for some non-public servers, hosting the software myself. Typical choices seem to be YaCy, Lucene or its descendants Solr and ElasticSearch, but I don't want a ...
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Scientific / Chemistry search interpreting

I'm trying to write a program where people can find company-specific information about substances. For example about the company's safety rules, information about vendors, basic information like molar ...
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Software or websites for finding people with similar interests

i'm looking for software or websites where i can enter my interests (in my case for example: buddhism, astronomy, psychology) and find other people with similar interests (The location doesn't matter,...
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sites for research notepad online

I am looking for a notepad cloud-based app for research projects but I couldn't find any app which provides all the features that I need: multi purpose note taking markdown note taking sub-directory ...
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Search git-annex tags / metadata and file content

I have started using git-annex, including its metadata/tagging features to organize my personal files. I want to be able to search the tags and other metadata that I have manually added using git ...
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How to find the old Google search result for a site that doesn't exist anymore?

Recently, a forum went into maintainance mode so it's not readable. However, the search results display a lot of topics that I would like to see. So if those search results memorized the forum's text, ...
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Search engine for MySQL product database with ~15k items

I want a library that I can use with my site, in which I can input the title and description of all the items I have, and then input search terms in natural english and get relevant results. I am very ...
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Kaomoji search engine

Kaomoji is a powerful way to add expressiveness to characters-only conversations: (*_*) ^_^' m(__)m (^▽^)ノ (^。^@)/ ヽ(^^)(^^)ノ♪ _| ̄|○ \(^0^)人(^0^)/ (゜゜)(。。) (≧へ≦) (-_-メ) ...
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Face Images and Face Databases [closed]

I want to get face photos or images of a given race e.g. asians from search engines like google.com or bing.com for a photo profiling software project I am building. What would be the best search text ...
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Recommendation engine for search based on CTR and Item position

I am looking for a recommendation engine that takes as input an item's position in search and its click trough rate to deliver a score of the item that I can later use for sorting in search.
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Web search for pages written in Mongolian

I need a search engine that can search for web pages written in Mongolian (preferably Cyrillic, not traditional script). If I start an anonymous browsing session at google.mn, and type in "эндрю" (...
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Image searcher with facial recognition

I have never been impressed with Google's reverse image search and much prefer https://www.tineye.com/. Ymmv, but I wonder if there is an app (any platform/o.s, preferably gratis) which will take a ...