Perlfect Search is a free, sophisticated, powerful, versatile, customizable and effective site indexing/searching suite available under an open source license (GPL). It comes as a pair of distinct scripts. The indexer, that automatically scans and indexes a web site, and the search engine, a cgi script that serves search queries for keywords over the index, and displays results pages in html, in a standard format including title, description and relevance ranking for each matching document. Advanced features include stopwords, a potent exclude mechanism and a handy automatic installation and configuration utility.
Perlfect Search Features Indexing system with support for ranking, using a document vector model, for relevant results.
Internationalization (i18n), i.e. the result page can be in any language (templates for English, German, French, and Italian are included).
Linux/Unix and Windows compatible.
Files can be indexed via the local filesystem or via http (for dynamically generated files, e.g. PHP).
Highlighting of search terms in the search result and in the pages.
Full control of indexed content by allowing configurable exclusion of individual files and directories.
A user-configurable list of stopwords allows you to exclude specific words from the index.
Configurable minimum legth restriction for indexing words.