Features and Benefits
The software allows end users to:
- Search using Boolean commands, truncation/wildcard operators, and exact phrases.
- Perform structure-aware searching (e.g., search only this chapter) and view search terms in context.
- Browse hierarchical facets.
XTF provides developers the following benefits:
- Easy to deploy: Drops right in to a Java application server such as Tomcat; has been tested on SunOS, Linux, and Windows.
- Easy to configure: Can create indexes on any XML element or attribute; entire presentation layer is customizable via XSLT.
- Robust: Optimized to perform well on large documents (e.g., a single text that exceeds 10MB of encoded text); scales to perform well on collections of millions of documents; provides full Unicode support.
- Works well with a variety of authentication systems (e.g., IP address lists, LDAP, Shibboleth).
- Provides an interface for external data lookups to support thesaurus-based term expansion, recommender systems, etc.
- Can power other digital library services (e.g., OAI-PMH data provider that allows others to harvest metadata, SRU interface that exposes searches to federated search engines).
- Modular components can be deployed as separate pieces of a third-party system (e.g., the module that displays snippets of matching text).
Last updated: December 14, 2012
Document owner: Justin Gonder