The Webinator™ Web Index & Retrieval System

Document search engine software & website index system

Webinator search engine software

The Webinator Web Index & Retrieval System is a highly customizable website search engine software package that allows a Website administrator to easily create and deploy a high quality search interface to collections of web documents.

With support for multiple collections, a single installation can serve searches for many websites, or different areas within a website, and a customizable thesaurus or synonym file allows users to find documents even if the terminology they use is different from that on the site.

Webinator serves as an example of the type of applications that can be built around Thunderstone's Texis RDBMS and Web Script.

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Our website search engine software provides many benefits for administrators and users.

Administrator benefits of Webinator:
  • Fully customizable search interface with XML and SOAP support
  • Flexible: indexes multiple sites into one common index, or separate indexes for separate searches
  • Detailed verification and logging of document linkages
  • Index/update documents while search is in use
  • SQL query interface to the database for maintenance and reports
  • Multiple index engines run concurrently against a common database
  • Adobe Acrobat / PDF file support, with highlighting of hits within AcrobatReader
  • Adobe Shockwave/Flash file support
  • 100+ word processor and file formats
User benefits of Webinator:
  • Simple navigation
  • Spelling suggestions and as-you-type query completions
  • Powerful and easy to use query syntax for:
    • Natural language
    • Set logic
    • Special pattern matchers (regular expressions, quantities, fuzzy patterns)
    • Relevance ranking
    • Proximity controls
  • Document similarity searches (Doc Surfing)
  • Link reference reports
  • In-context result listings

Webinator 13.4 Enhancements:

  • New look and feel: more modern menu system, with more status and monitoring information for the administrator
  • Query Autocomplete provides suggested queries as users type
  • A cache of the original crawled documents can be viewed, with query terms highlighted in HTML pages
  • File-type icons are now displayed in search results, allowing quick identification of common file types
  • More powerful data manipulation: Data from Field can access subpages, and modify more fields
  • A GUI tool for browsing crawled URLs by folder has been added, allowing easier perusal of URLs
  • A new Best Bets interface was created, allowing creation and management of Best Bets even when their URLs have not been crawled
  • SOAP API expanded to include access to the administration interface

Four versions of the Webinator are available.  If you need additional features or capabilities for your search engine software then the full Texis product is also available (includes the Webinator application).

features Free
Page Limit (per index) 10,000 20,000 50,000 200,000 200,001+
Hit Limit (per day) 10,000 10,000 25,000 25,000 25,001+
Tech support message board message board
voice & email with maintenance
Intranet able1
Thunderstone logo
Visible Copyright & Title Insertion
File Format plug-in2
JavaScript plug-in
Price FREE (forever) $1,490 USD $2,990 USD $6,990 USD Contact us
    Upgrade pricing valid until May 15 2015
Upgrade from Version 6   $268 USD $538 USD $1,258 USD Contact us
Upgrade from Version 5   $500 USD $1,000 USD $2,500 USD Contact us

1The free version must be able to contact internet server

2The File Format plug-in is required to process Adobe Acrobat PDF/Shockwave/Flash, and Word Processor files.

All free and paid versions support SSL/HTTPS and spell-checking.


"I should take a moment to let you know how much we appreciate the Webinator product. For us, it's very fast, easy to configure and meets all our needs. Thanks for such a great product!"

David Arbuthnot VP IT MS Society of Canada
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