Searchbox API Makes Headlines

December 11, 2012

Searchbox is an API that locates internal or external documents using the power of Apache Lucene and Solr. Online semantic search for enterprises is their specialty, and now they are making headlines. Programmable Web gives Searchbox a mention in its latest API spotlight article, “API Spotlight: Shipping Simplified with TrackThis and Temando, and Lighting with Spark.”

The Searchbox component of the article is as follows:

“The Searchbox API makes it possible to locate any public or internal document that is on the Internet or a users intranet. The Searchbox utilizes the Apache Lucene Solr search engine to access information in your intranet, emails, and internal documents, shared drives, and the cloud. Then it indexes and consolidates them all into a searchable format for seamless and quick access. To learn more about the Searchbox API visit the Searchbox site as well as the Searchbox API blog post.”

Searchbox is definitely an up-and-comer in the world of enterprise search, specifically open source enterprise search. However, there are other more vetted options for organizations that are less willing to trust a newcomer. LucidWorks specializes in enterprise solutions based on Apache Lucene and Solr, and has the authority of several years of experience in the field. See if LucidWorks might benefit your organization.

Emily Rae Aldridge, December 11, 2012

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