The SSSleuth™ Search Engine is one of the fastest and powerful full-text search and retrieval engines available. It supports queries formulated naturally in all European languages, including English, French, Spanish, Russian, etc. as well as Turkish, Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, and many others. The engine can be used in document management and imaging systems on your personal computer, Local Area Network of your company as well as in Web crawlers: it has a built-in mechanism allowing to access, modify and perform simultaneous searches in the same collection of documents from multiple computers within the Local Area Network of your company (LAN). Apart from searching, the engine builds automatic document summaries by selecting and highlighting the most essential paragraphs in each file you include in Virtual Search Folders. You will be amazed of its fast indexing and search speed, accuracy, flexibility, and the ease with which this engine can be integrated into your software projects.
The Engine efficiently manages both large and small text databases; a trial version of the engine supports up to 5,000 files. SSSleuth™ is designed with flexibility and efficiency in mind. We hope these efforts pay off as you integrate SSSleuth™ into your software projects and applications.
The Engine has been realized as three pairs of dynamic-link libraries:
The libraries function under any 32-bit Windows platform including Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, and Windows 7. Some of the SSSleuth™ components (KT Filters) require Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7 or later versions for extracting textual contents from Microsoft Office files (i.e., MS Word, Excel, and Power Point documents). If you are going to include such files in SSSleuth™ Virtual Folders and perform searches in them, it is strongly recommended that you install SSSleuth under XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7 or later versions of MS Windows.
The Engine supports a large variety of file types, including HTM/HTML, Rich Text (RTF), MS Word (DOC), Excel (XLS), PowerPoint (PPT), Adobe PDF, Help (HLP), plain and Unicode text files (TXT), XML files, and some others. Before indexing each file, SSSleuth™ Engine extracts its textual contents by selecting and applying an appropriate KT Text Filter. The API to KT Filters is open, and to make SSSleuth™ process additional file types, you can create your own filters and include them into the list of applicable ones for all or a particular Virtual Search Folder(s). More information about KT Filters is available on the Kryloff Web site at http://www.kryltech.com/filters.htm, and also in the example projects uncd2txt.c, file2file.cpp, file2mem.cpp, mem2mem.cpp.
The engine is a component of the entire Subject Search Sleuth™ package, which consists of:
The trial version of the SSSleuth™ Engine has some functional limitations and restrictions. In particular, it supports no more than 5,000 files in its Virtual Search Folders. If you use the trial version of SSSleuth™ and have not purchased a registered version yet, you may do it now by clicking this link. Upon purchase, you will be provided with a full-featured version of the SSSleuth™ Search Engine plus the entire source code of the SSSleuth™ Administrator, SSSleuth™ Client, and SSSleuth™ Packer utilities.
Functions and procedures exported by the SSSleuth™ Search Engine dynamic-link libraries.
All functions of the API to SSSleuth™ are grouped according to their functionality:
Detailed descriptions of all SSSleuth™ functions are provided in the following C++ headers and export libraries, C# classes, Borland Delphi units, Borland Development Studio modules, Visual Basic, and other files both for Win32 and .NET platforms in the folder: "Sample projects\Common".
Access permission required for SSSleuth™ components.
Note: SSSleuth™ may function in a special mode, which allows searching in files that have been burned on CD-ROM along with their index files. In this mode it is enough to provide the engine with the read-only access to Virtual Folders, source documents, KT Text filters, and the rest of SSSleuth™ files.
SSSleuth™ and Subject Search Sleuth™ are trademarks of Kryloff Technologies, Inc.