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How is Texis different from other search engines?
How is Texis different from other relational databases?
What's so hard about integrating text-search with an RDMBS?
Is Texis a content management system?
Is Texis an e-commerce system?
Is Texis a portal system?
Is Texis a knowledge management (KM) system?
Database X has a full-text-search feature - How is that different from what Texis does?
Search engine Y can index a relational database - How is that different from what Texis does?
Search engine Z can communicate in SQL - How is that different from what Texis does?
What is the difference between Texis and Thunderstone's other products Texis Web Script, Vortex, Webinator, and the Search Appliance?
What is the "target market" for Texis?
TEXIS AS A DATABASE
Which database (RDBMS) does Texis use?
Is the Texis database proprietary?
Does Texis have stored procedures?
Does Texis do joins?
How are search-engine type queries expressed in SQL?
What is a Metamorph index?
Are documents stored within Texis, or as separate files?
Do I need a Texis DBA (database administrator)?
Can Texis handle BLOBs (binary large objects)?
Does Texis do data mining?
TEXIS SEARCH TECHNOLOGY
Does Texis handle natural language queries?
Can Texis index PDFs, word-processing documents, or other formats?
Does Texis highlight "hits" (word matches) in the results?
Does Texis create a summary of the each result item?
Does Texis handle phrases? Wildcards?
Does Texis support Boolean logic?
Does Texis have fuzzy logic?
Can Texis index documents stored on multiple servers?
Can Texis sort results by date (or by price, or rating, or whatever)?
Can Texis organize results by category?
Can Texis find related results ("More like this")?
Can Texis search document "zones" separately?
What is the Texis relevance ranking algorithm? Is it tunable?
TEXIS FOR E-COMMERCE
Does Thunderstone provide a web storefront solution (or auction or classified advertising solution)?
Does Thunderstone offer a web-site personalization solution?
Can Texis search an existing product catalog?
TEXIS FOR WEB SEARCHING
Can Texis provide searching of web sites related to one specific industry?
Can Texis search the web in addition to my local content?
Can Texis power a bid-for-keyword search service?
Can Texis power an Open Directory Project (dmoz.org) search service?
Can Texis extract product prices (or addresses or salaries or whatever) from web pages?
Can Texis do federated searching?
Can Texis crawl news publisher sites and provide a news search engine?
TEXIS IN OTHER APPLICATIONS
Can Texis search a newswire feed?
Can Texis search e-mail or discussion groups?
Can Texis search graphics or other binary content?
Can Texis search scanned documents?
Can Texis classify documents into categories?
SOFTWARE COMPATIBILITY ISSUES
What other software is required to make use of Texis on the web?
Which web browsers and web servers is Texis compatible with?
Can Texis search an Oracle database (or SQL Server or Sybase, etc.)?
Does Texis use XML?
Does Texis use metadata?
What platforms does Texis run on?
What hardware resources does Texis need?
Does Texis need a dedicated server?
Can I use Texis if our site is hosted by a third-party service?
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT ISSUES
How do I interface to Texis? Is there an API?
Does Texis have an ODBC interface?
What is the typical implementation effort or time to make use of Texis?
What experience or skills are needed to set up a Texis search engine?
Can I customize the Texis results presentation (look-and-feel)?
Does Texis have a graphical user interface (GUI)?
Can I interface Texis to a server-side Java (or Perl or VB or ASP etc.) application?
Can Texis index a combination of web pages and database content?
Can Texis restrict groups of people from seeing certain docs?
Does Thunderstone provide training in the use of Texis?
Does Thunderstone install and configure Texis?
How well does Texis scale up? What are the benchmarks?
How many documents or records can Texis search?
How quickly are Texis text indexes updated?
Does Texis do incremental indexing?
Isn't CGI scripting slow? How can Texis be fast and use CGI?
Is Texis fault-tolerant?
Can Texis be used in a distributed/clustered/redundant architecture?
Can Texis search data in languages other than English? Does it handle the "accented" characters of Spanish or French etc.?
Can Texis index multi-byte languages (Chinese, Japanese, etc.)?
Does Texis do "stemming"? How about in other languages?
Does Texis have a thesaurus capability?
Does Texis search noise words (such as "the" or "is" etc.) ?
OTHER TECHNICAL ISSUES
Can Texis search according to geographical locations, such as zip code?
Can Texis index dynamic content such as JSP, ColdFusion, or PHP pages?
Does Texis do agent searching?
Can Texis do a sub-search i.e., only within previous search results?
How much does Texis cost?
How can I get a trial or evaluation copy of Texis?
Is there a developer version of Texis?
Is there a single-user version of Texis?
Can I get a site license for Texis?
Does an application service provider (ASP) need a separate license for each web site?
Is there special pricing for educational or nonprofit institutions?
Must Texis customers display a Thunderstone emblem on their sites?
Does Thunderstone have a VAR (value-added-reseller) program?
Does Thunderstone have a European representative?
Will Thunderstone develop an application or solution to my specifications?
Can Thunderstone recommend any third-party Texis consultants?
Is Thunderstone stock publicly traded? What are Thunderstone's annual revenues?
What fallback do I have if Thunderstone ever goes out of business or discontinues supporting Texis?
Does Thunderstone provide a hosted solution?
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