List of search engines

List of search engines

Saturday, November 22, 2008
List of search engines

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of Wikipedia articles about search engines, including web search engines, selection-based search engines, metasearch engines, desktop search tools, and web portals and vertical market websites that have a search facility for online databases.


General

* Alexa Internet
* Ask.com (formerly Ask Jeeves)
* Baidu (Chinese)
* Cuil
* Exalead (French)
* Google
* Live Search (formerly MSN Search)
* Sogou (Chinese)
* Sohu (Chinese)
* Wikia Search
* Yahoo! Search

Geographical limited scope

* Accoona, China/US
* Alleba, Philippines
* Ansearch, Australia/US/UK/NZ
* Araby, Middle East
* Baidu, China
* Daum, Korea
* Guruji.com, India
* Goo, Japan
* Leit.is, Iceland
* Miner.hu, Hungary
* Najdi.si, Slovenia
* Naver, Korea
* Onkosh, Middle East
* Rambler, Russia
* Rediff, India
* SAPO, Portugal
* Search.ch, Switzerland
* Sesam, Norway, Sweden
* Walla!, Israel
* Yandex, Russia
* ZipLocal, Canada/US

Accountancy

* IFACnet

Business

* Business.com
* Nexis (Lexis Nexis)
* Thomasnet (United States)

Enterprise

See also: Enterprise search

* AskMeNow: S3 - Semantic Search Solution
* Concept Searching Limited: concept search products
* Dieselpoint: Search & Navigation
* dtSearch: dtSearch Engine(SDK), dtSearch Web
* Endeca: Information Access Platform
* Exalead: exalead one:enterprise
* Expert System S.p.A.: Cogito
* Fast Search & Transfer: Enterprise Search Platform (ESP), RetrievalWare (formerly Convera)
* Funnelback: Funnelback Search
* ISYS Search Software: ISYS:web, ISYS:sdk
* Microsoft: SharePoint Search Services
* Northern Light
* Open Text: Hummingbird Search Server, Livelink Search
* Oracle Corporation: Secure Enterprise Search 10g
* SAP: TREX
* TeraText: TeraText Suite
* Vivisimo: Vivisimo Clustering Engine
* ZyLAB Technologies: ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform

Search Appliances

* Google: Google Search Appliance


Job

Main articles: Job search engine and Employment website
See also: Category:Job search engines

* Bixee.com (India)
* CareerBuilder.com (USA)
* Craigslist (by city)
* Eluta.ca (Canada)
* Hotjobs.com (USA)
* Incruit (Korea)
* Indeed.com (USA)
* Monster.com (USA)
* Recruit.net (International)
* SimplyHired.com (USA)
* TheLadders.com (USA)

Legal

* WestLaw
* Lexis (Lexis Nexis)
* Quicklaw

Medical

* Bioinformatic Harvester
* Entrez (includes Pubmed)
* EB-eye EBI's Search Engine EMBL-EBI's Search engine
* GenieKnows
* GoPubMed (knowledge-based: GO - GeneOntology and MeSH - Medical Subject Headings)
* Healia
* Searchmedica
* WebMD
* PubGene
* Nextbio (Life Science Search Engine)

News

* Google News
* Daylife
* MagPortal
* Newslookup
* Nexis (Lexis Nexis)
* Topix.net
* Yahoo! News

People

* PeekYou
* Ex.plode.us
* InfoSpace
* Spock (website)
* Spokeo
* Wink
* Zabasearch.com
* ZoomInfo

Real property

* Fizber.com
* Home.co.uk
* HotPads.com
* Properazzi
* Rightmove
* Zillow.com

Video Games

* GenieKnows
* Wazap

By information type

Search engines dedicated to a specific kind of information

Forum

* Omgili

Blog

* Amatomu
* Bloglines
* BlogScope
* IceRocket
* Sphere
* Technorati

Multimedia

See also: Multimedia search

* blinkx
* FindSounds
* Google Video
* Picsearch
* Podscope
* SeeqPod
* Veveo
* YouTube
* Pixsta
* Munax PlayAudioVideo
* Yahoo! Video

Source code

* Google Code Search
* JExamples
* Koders
* Krugle

BitTorrent

These search engines work across the BitTorrent protocol.

* Btjunkie
* Demonoid
* FlixFlux
* Isohunt
* Mininova
* The Pirate Bay
* TorrentSpy

Email

* Nicado
* TEK

Maps

* Géoportail
* Google Maps
* MapQuest
* Live Search Maps
* Yahoo! Maps

Price

* Google Product Search (formerly Froogle)
* Kelkoo
* MSN Shopping
* MySimon
* PriceGrabber
* PriceRunner
* Shopping.com
* ShopWiki
* Shopzilla (also operates Bizrate)
* TheFind.com

Question and answer

* Answers.com
* AskMeNow
* BrainBoost
* eHow
* hakia
* Lexxe
* Lycos iQ
* Powerset
* Live Search QnA
* Uclue
* Yahoo! Answers

By model

Open source search engines

* DataparkSearch
* Egothor
* Gonzui
* Grub
* Ht://dig
* Isearch
* Lucene
* Lemur Toolkit & Indri Search Engine
* mnoGoSearch
* Namazu
* Nutch
* OpenFTS
* Sciencenet (for scientific knowledge, based on YaCy technology)
* Sphinx
* SWISH-E
* Terrier Search Engine
* Wikia Search
* Xapian
* YaCy
* Zettair

Social search engines

See also: Social search, Relevance feedback, and Human search engine

* ChaCha Search
* Delver
* Eurekster
* Mahalo.com
* Rollyo
* Trexy
* Wink provides web search by analyzing user contributions such as bookmarks and feedback

Metasearch engines
Desktop search engines

See also: Desktop search

See also Comparison of desktop search software
Name ↓ Platform ↓ Remarks ↓ License ↓
Ask.com Windows - Freeware
Autonomy Windows IDOL Enterprise Desktop Search. Proprietary, commercial
Beagle Linux Open source desktop search tool for Linux based on Lucene A mix of the X11/MIT License and the Apache License
Copernic Desktop Search Windows Considered best overall search engine in 2005 UW benchmark study.[1] Free for home use
Docco Unix Based on Apache's indexing and search engine Lucene, and it requires a Java Runtime Environment. BSD License [2]
dtSearch Desktop Windows Proprietary (30 day trial)
Easyfind Mac OS Freeware
Filehawk Windows Indexes and searches files' content in computers, networks and removable data storage devices Proprietary (30 day trial)
Gaviri PocketSearch Windows Indexes desktop, network drives and portable devices. Freeware or commercial
Google Desktop Linux, Mac OS, Windows Integrates with the main Google search engine page. Does not support x64 systems. Freeware
GNOME Storage Linux Open Source desktop search tool for Unix/Linux GPL
imgSeek Linux, Mac OS, Windows Desktop content-based image search GPL v2 [3]
ISYS Search Software Windows ISYS:desktop search software. Proprietary (14 day trial)
Likasoft Archivarius 3000 Windows - Proprietary (30 day trial)
Meta Tracker Linux, Unix Open Source desktop search tool for Unix/Linux GPL v2 [4]
Spotlight Mac OS Found in Apple Mac OS X "Tiger" and later OS X releases. Proprietary
Strigi Linux, Unix Cross-platform open source desktop search engine LGPL v2 [5]
Terrier Search Engine Linux, Mac OS, Unix Desktop search for Windows, Mac OS X (Tiger), Unix/Linux. MPL
Tropes Zoom Windows Semantic Search Engine. Freeware and commercial
Windows Search Windows Part of Windows Vista and later OSs. Available as Windows Desktop Search for Windows XP and Server 2003. Does not support indexing UNC paths on x64 systems. Proprietary, freeware
X1 Professional Client Windows Formerly Yahoo Desktop Search, then X1 Desktop Search, then X1 Enterprise Client Proprietary (30 day trial)

Usenet

* Google Groups (formerly Deja News)

Based on

Google

* AOL Search
* CompuServe Search
* MySpace Search
* Netscape
* Ripple

Yahoo!

* AltaVista
* AlltheWeb
* GoodSearch
* Rectifi

Live Search

* A9.com
* Tafiti
* Ms. Dewey

Ask.com

* Hakia (semantic search)
* iWon
* Lycos

Acquired or defunct search engines

* BRS/Search (now OpenText Livelink ECM Discovery Server)
* Direct Hit Technologies (acquired by Ask Jeeves in January, 2000)
* Google Answers
* Infoseek
* Inktomi
* Lotus Magellan
* Overture.com (formerly GoTo.com, now Yahoo! Search Marketing)
* PubSub
* Singingfish
* Teoma
* WiseNut
* World Wide Web Worm
* Excite (now a metasearch)
* WebCrawler (now a metasearch)

* Metacrawler
* MetaLib
* Mobissimo
* Myriad Search
* SideStep
* Turbo10
* WebCrawler

Visual search engines

* ChunkIt!
* Grokker
* Kartoo
* Pixsta
* PubGene