Delivering an exceptional web experience also means providing an exceptional search experience for users and customers of a website. Finding the right information is not only a matter of good relevance, but also providing effective targeting and navigation of the search results. The session will explain the features of WebSphere Portal Search and how to best integrate the search services with WebSphere Portal, Web Content Manager, and social collaboration applications such as IBM Connections along with Tips and Tricks to utilise the best of it.
via IBM Open Mic Webcast: IBM WebSphere Portal Search in a Nutshell – 08 October 2014 – United States.
Quality of search today and in general is based primarily on the relevance scoring methods within the Portal Search component. It applies standard relevance calculation provided by the underlying open source Lucene search engine (http://http://lucene.apache.org//. In general terms based on standard scoring – “tf x idf”(term frequency times inverted document frequency). What is not taken into respect is the structure of information provided in a \’document\’, e.g. whether a keyword is also found in the \’title\’ or any other structural element of the document. Typically one would assume that when a keyword appears in the title, that this keyword is significant for this document opposed to that same keyword appearing in other documents but then only in its regular body text. This article describes what search quality tuning options are available.
via WebSphere Portal Family : Search for WebSphere Portal : Improving search quality in Portal Search.
This utility portlet is derived from the Sitemap portlet that is available with the WebSphere Portal product as the Sitemap portlet. It has been enhanced to allow the export of public portal pages as a Sitemaps protocol compliant XML file. With the Sitemaps protocol website administrators can support this endeavor by providing information about their site to crawlers in a more optimal fashion. Through this protocol it is now possible to specify exactly what to crawl, the frequency of updates of the information and its importance relative to that specific site.
via IBM WebSphere Portal Business Solutions Catalog
Web site administrators, as well as search technology providers, face the challenge to find or assist in locating high-quality information. With the new Sitemaps 0.90 protocol, Web site administrators can support this endeavor by providing information about their site to crawlers in a more optimal fashion. This protocol makes it possible to specify exactly what to crawl, the frequency of updates to the information, and its importance relative to that specific site.
This article provides an overview of the Sitemaps 0.90 protocol and also tells you how to use IBM® WebSphere® Portal Version 6 (hereafter called WebSphere Portal) to produce and deploy such a sitemap. You should have a good understanding of XML and WebSphere Portal administration to fully understand what you are reading.
via Help Web crawlers efficiently crawl your portal sites and Web sites