Furthermore, agrep has been part of glimpse for web site searching for
a long long time..thus there is a direct web aspect to it too...
Andrew Leonard has a book out called Bots which talks about a fair bit of
history about search engines...
I got this from you:
> Open Text's site is sparse on the history of their spider, but it's part of
> their current Livelink product.
> The Open Text search engine was running in fall of 1995, and I do have saved
> correspondence from
> the manager of the product because I had interviewed with them to be a
> I'll have to do more digging on the Univ. of Az stuff. However, it has it's
> roots in a unix utility called
> agrep (approximate grep) which I was using in 1991 to munge Federal Civil
> courts case data.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dave Winer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Bill Humphries" <email@example.com>
> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 11:29 AM
> Subject: Re: Interview with David Wetherell of CMGI
> > Bill if you or someone else can document it, let's get the word out. Are
> > there links to websites that tell the Open Text or Univ of Arizona story?
> > Dave
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Bill Humphries" <email@example.com>
> > To: "Dave Winer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Cc: <email@example.com>
> > Sent: Monday, January 22, 2001 10:48 AM
> > Subject: Re: Interview with David Wetherell of CMGI
> > > >They
> > > >were the first to spider and index the Web. And Digital did a good job
> > > >recognizing the potential value of that intellectual property.
> > >
> > > Wetherell's full of s*ht. Open Text was indexing before Digital.
> > >
> > > The U of Arizona was working on the same problem as well.
> > >
> > > There's plenty of prior art.
> > >
> > > If he's so interested in thievery, I'm certain that the GOP can find
> > > him a nice job in Interior clear cutting public lands.
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