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Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 2:46 pm
MetaTagger and the Thunderstone Classifier are similar products. We purchased MetaTagger and wish to use its metadata database with our current webinator product. Is that possible?
We do not own the Thunderstone Search Appliance.
thks - christine
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 3:48 pm
I'm not sure how similar they are. As I understand it MetaTagger *inserts* meta data into web pages. Webinator is an indexer that *extract* meta data from web pages. You can tell Webinator to index all the meta data or selected items. See Meta Tags and subsequent pages in the Webinator manual.
http://www.thunderstone.com/texis/site/ ... =Meta+Tags
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:48 pm
MetaTagger tags documents and stores metadata as an extended attribute of the document. Then this metadata and business rules can be exported to a database and queried.
So it was an assumption that we might be able to use MetaTagger instead of Classifier with our webinator product. We are trying to determine how/if we can make that happen.
I read an article recently that compared MetaTagger and Thunderstone's Classifier.
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/ ... _ziff29100
Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 11:41 pm
The Texis categorizer automatically categorizes based on textual content. It is not available in normal Webinator. If the MetaTagger puts the meta data into the published html pages that you walk with Webinator you can tell Webinator to incorporate that data using the features described previously.
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 12:31 pm
If I understand what you need, you could use Meta tagger together with Texis. That would let you extend Webinator's functionality taking advantage of the Texis database features. You would just insert Metatagger data into the Webinator database.
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 2:50 pm
That is exactly what we need to do. We could really use some help to accomplish that. Is there someone we could hire to help us?
thks - c
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:38 pm
I would think it's just a matter of telling webinator, on the all walk settings page, what meta fields you want indexed from your web pages.
Posted: Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:45 pm
Please call Thunderstone sales to discuss....