Harvest is a system to collect information and make it searchable using a Web interface. It can collect information using HTTP, FTP, NNTP, and local files. Supported formats include HTML, DVI, PS, fulltext, mail, man pages, news, troff, WordPerfect, C sources, and many more. Adding support for new formats is easy due to Harvest's modular design.
HTMLDOC converts HTML files and Web pages into indexed HTML, PostScript, and PDF files suitable for online viewing and printing. It can be used as a standalone GUI application, in a batch document processing environment, as a Web-based report generation application, or in embedded environments to support printing of HTML content. It runs on all Unix platforms as well as Mac OS X and Windows 2000 and higher.
Namazu is a full-text search system intended for easy use. Not only does it work as a small or medium scale Web search engine, but also as a personal search system for email or other files. Supported document types: HTML, Mail/News, MHonArc, RFC, TeX (with detex), man (with groff), Word (with wvWare), PDF (with pdftotext) and plain text.
Net::Z3950::SimpleServer is a Perl module which implements the server side of the Z39.50 (information retrieval) protocol. It hides the complexity of network exchanges, packet serialization, and session handling. You are required only to implement simple callbacks to support searching and record retrieval. It is the basis of the "Zoogle" project, which is a Z39.50 gateway to the Google web index.
Doli (Documentation Libre Indexée) is a portable system to index and search documentation. The system consists of an indexer, and a Tcl-based Web server which provides the search interface. It was designed to provide a platform-independent method for searching HTML documentation. A PHP and MySQL interface is also included.
XMLDB uses an RDBMS to persist arbitrary XML documents. Due to its storage mechanism, searching for and recalling documents is extremely quick. You can also perform XSL translation on documents with surprising speed. The library can be used in any program to store libxml2 documents. A PHP module is also included, making XMLDB into a complete three-tier Web application development suite.