Add Metasearching to Your Application with Three Lines of HTML

One of the problems we’ve had over and over at Index Data is that we build all these cool back-end tools — things like the metasearching middleware Pazpar2 — but then don’t have a good way to show them off. We’ve never really focussed much on building UIs, so we have to do demos that […]

Switchboard Leverage

We’re in the business of making access to information easier for people and, most of all, for SOFTWARE that in turn makes that information available to people. A lot of our software is based around a kind of switchboard or functional ‘hub’ model which means that when we extend a capability in ONE area, new […]

Build a search application in JavaServer Faces with mkjsf

If you are a Java shop looking to build web sites on top of Pazpar2 or our MasterKey platform, then MasterKey JSF (mkjsf) could be just the tool to kick-start your project. You know your J2EE and Ajax, and you might be considering JavaServer Faces for your UI development. Or maybe you have already developed […]

Creative Use of Pazpar2

It’s always fun to see someone do something really neat with your software. This elegantly designed search interface for Asia studies makes excellent use of Pazpar2. I particularly like the clever use of a bar chart for the date facet. Nice work!

What if it’s about the People, Stupid?

Most of the science of Information Retrieval centers around being able to find and rank the right set of documents in response to a given query. We spend much time arguing about technical details like ranking algorithms and the benefits of indexing versus broadcast searching. Every Information Professional I know both deifies and fears Google […]