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Opting out of PageRank

Every search engine I have seen is based of some form of PageRank. PageRank is a popularity contest: websites that have links to them get more popular, more so if the websites linking to them are ...
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Looking for multi-user server search software with shared index

I'm browsing similar questions here, and I remain inquisitive. I want software that creates a shared index of files on a server and allows end users to search using a simple interface for file name, ...
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Bittorrent client which searches popular bittorrent sites

As per this post on Superuser, a friend has suddenly had all search plugins for Qbittorrent vanish, and I cannot reinstall them for my friend. Is there another popular torrent program with a meta-...
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Is there some software to search for photos based on a GPS coordinate?

I have done this: Determined the standard GPS coordinates for a spot right outside where I live. I'm trying to do the following: Input this into some kind of search engine. Get back photos whose ...
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Solution to build a quick web-based documents search engine

I'm trying to assess the feasibility of quickly building a web-based search engine to support search through roughly 10000 files (mostly PDF, MS Word and Excel). Since this would be a temporary ...
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Search engine software specialized in serving links that work with a no-script browser

Is there a search engine software that gives results usable without JavaScript or other scripts enabled? This would be great for the following situations: Browser with JavaScript, Java applets, ...
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Free White Label Travel Tour/Activities website software?

I've used white label flight software to host my own domain with deals linked through the WL software. However, my provider (travelpayouts) doesn't do more than flights/hotels, and I'm looking for a ...
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Search engine over text corpus

I have a couple of text file and I try to find the easiest way to drop all the files into one place and create a basic search query (with flexibility for little changes, search operators, etc.) over ...
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Is there a search engine with reverse search mechanism: processing multiple queries and retrieving a single result for each of them?

Most text search engines are intended for identification of multiple depositories storing the text of a user's query. I need one that does the opposite. Imagine we have two databases with overlapping ...
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Intranet Search Engine

In our company we have several sources of information: github (private repos). Docs in mark-down files. Jira Issues Confluence (Wiki like tool) Stack Overflow for Teams Articles in Staffbase Some ...
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Is there a search engine for programmers that finds functions based on input/output values?

Is there any program that helps to find a function from, say, Github based on what it should return? Like I would like to make a checker if a string is a valid social security number in German. I ...
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Recommended browsers/search engines which prevent tracking of search terms (NB: not anonymous browsing)

Can anyone suggest a browser or search engine which allows web searches without the terms being indexed somewhere by the engine? Right off the bat let me say I don't care about anonymous searching. I'...
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Recommendation for an indexing and search engine on semi-structured data

I have a semi-structured data in JSON format. I say semi-structured because some fields may or may not be present or maybe nested based on the availability of some data. Say the data format is, ...
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I'm looking for a grammar/parser for elasticsearch query_string

What I'm trying to achieve is to generate a valid elasticsearch query_string form inputs preferably in frontend. In worst case it can be generated in the backend (nodeJS, NestJS). I'm looking for ...
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What tool can I use for returning the first Google search link based on a query using Python?

For example, if I search for geography the first result is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography which is the required URL I would like to return.
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Functional offline browsing solution

Problems: Site with with some useful data can go offline. It can be shot down by government, it can run out of money, it can go down by million other reasons. The result -- data is lost. Site can ...
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Software / API to track new concepts or ideas from web searches

Is there any Software or API of Google,Twitter or other search Engines or Social Networks to track emergent or new concepts/ideas (words) or new combinations, made from the searches in the web, but ...
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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? 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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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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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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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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