Doodle is a desktop search engine for Linux. It searches your hard drive for files using pattern matching on meta-data. It extracts file-format specific meta-data using libextractor and builds a suffix tree to index the files. The index can then be searched rapidly. It is similar to locate, but can take advantage of information such as ID3 tags. It is possible to do full-text indexing using the appropriate libextractor plugins. It also supports using FAM to keep the database up-to-date.
SCAN is a personal information retrieval framework, combining search, text analysis, tagging, and metadata functions for document collections management. SCAN is a component-based software using a number of plugins for specific features. The basic SCAN platform can be easily extended with plugins for different document formats and document location types.