Home > General Development > Document Indexing Systems Comparison Document Indexing Systems Comparison Eugenia Loli 2004-07-14 General Development 3 Comments Here’s an interesting article by Seth Nickell, comparing Metadata Index Systems and Document Stores. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 3 Comments 2004-07-15 1:46 am should be “Document Indexing On The Desktop” Documentum Imanage OpenText Filenet Intraspect Metadata in the Enterprise. What are the opensource inroads there? 2004-07-15 2:09 am I have been very skeptical about Storage and WinFS, the aims of Spotlight in particular have seemed to be more practical for the average user. However I am beginning to see advantages in actually getting rid of the filesystem layer in terms of usage. I think one of the highlights is that filesystem based metadata (ala what BFS and presumably Spotlight use) isn’t possible in linux because of the very limited filesystems still in use. While XFS, ResierFS etc seem to be aiming towards functional and extensible filesystem metadata, it seems that you still need to support barebones filesystems like Ext2/3, FAT etc. I guess the proof will be in the pudding though. Something to think about for the future. 2004-07-15 2:45 am How do these compare to the Indexing service that comes with Windows? I recently used the Indexing service to provide full-content search functionality for a workflow/document-management system I worked on. The indexes are updated as files are added or changed in the monitored directories so full scanning isn’t required. Natively, it supports MS Office formats, HTML/XML, and text, but third-party plugins can be installed to support other file types (PDF, Wordperfect). I found it to be a pretty good low cost solution. Has anyone used this on their workstation? Any problems?