Author image Marvin Humphrey
and 1 contributors

NAME

KinoSearch::Docs::Tutorial - Overview

DESCRIPTION

KinoSearch is a flexible tool for building search applications. This tutorial explores its basic functionality by starting with a minimalist CGI search app based on KinoSearch::Simple and transforming it, step by step, into an "advanced search" interface utilizing more flexible core modules like KinoSearch::InvIndexer and KinoSearch::Searcher.

More advanced and esoteric subjects are covered in KinoSearch::Docs::Cookbook.

Chapters

Source materials

The source material used by the tutorial app -- an html presentation of the United States constitution -- can be found in the sample directory at the root of the KinoSearch distribution, along with finished indexing and search apps.

    sample/USConSchema.pm    # custom KinoSearch::Schema subclass
    sample/invindexer.pl     # indexing app
    sample/search.cgi        # search app
    sample/conf.pl           # shared configuration file
    sample/us_constitution   # html documents

Conventions

The user is expected to be familiar with OO Perl and basic CGI programming.

This tutorial assumes a Unix-flavored operating system and the Apache webserver, but it will work with minor modifications on other rigs.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2005-2007 Marvin Humphrey

LICENSE, DISCLAIMER, BUGS, etc.

See KinoSearch version 0.20.