Announcing New dtSearch(R) Product Line Version

Release Adds Broader Spider Capabilities to dtSearch Desktop, Network & Web;

Search Form Enhancements to dtSearch Web & Publish;

.NET and Java API Additions for Developers; and a New Search Option for All


Sep 01, 2004, 01:00 ET from dtSearch Corp.

    BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- dtSearch Corp., a leading supplier
 of enterprise, end-user and developer text retrieval software, announces
 Version 6.4 of its dtSearch product line.  dtSearch products instantly search
 gigabytes (and more) of text across a desktop, network, Internet or Intranet.
 dtSearch products also serve as tools to aid in publishing large document
 collections to Web sites or to CD/DVD, with instant text searching.  Products
      -- dtSearch Desktop with Spider, for instantly searching all popular file
         types on a PC
      -- dtSearch Network with Spider, for instantly searching across a network
      -- dtSearch Web with Spider, for quickly publishing a large volume of
         instantly searchable content to a Web site
      -- dtSearch Publish, for quickly publishing an instantly searchable
         document collection to CD or DVD, or mirroring an existing Web site on
         CD or DVD
      -- dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine, for Win & .NET and for Linux, for
         developers to add dtSearch's built-in file format support and
         searching to Web-based and other applications
     All dtSearch products share the same core search and display
 functionality, including:
      -- over two dozen indexed, unindexed, full-text and fielded data search
      -- display of HTML, XML and PDF files with highlighted hits and with
         embedded images, links and formatting intact
      -- proprietary HTML converters for display of word processor, database,
         spreadsheet, email, ZIP, Unicode, etc. files, with highlighted hits
     The built-in dtSearch Spider allows Web developers and desktop/network
 users to add Web site content to a locally searchable database.  The Spider
 can search Web site content to any specified level of page depth, and supports
 ordinary public sites, secure content (HTTPS) sites, password-accessible
 sites, and dynamic-content ASP and ASP.NET sites.  The Spider includes
 integrated relevancy ranking with local searches, including WYSIWYG display
 with highlighted hits of HTML, PDF and XML Web-based files.
     In addition to "vertical" searching of pages linked from a URL, the Spider
 can now "horizontally" crawl all sites linked to a URL.  (In keeping with the
 broader reach of the dtSearch Spider, the new version also adds options to
 limit indexed data by file size, file number, time on a Web site, etc.)  The
 Spider also now supports forms-based authentication.
     Along with the Spider enhancements, dtSearch Web adds new options to the
 set-up wizard's search form generation, such as easy date range control,
 automatic generation of field searching controls, and stylesheet-based search
 form and search results formatting.  dtSearch Publish uses a version of
 dtSearch Web on its CD/DVDs, along with a mini HTTP server.  The result is
 instantly searchable CD/DVDs that run with zero footprint.  Because dtSearch
 Publish also uses dtSearch Web, the search form enhancements also apply to
 CD/DVD generation.
     The dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine, available in both Win & .NET and Linux
 versions, currently supports SQL, Delphi, Java, C++, C++.NET, C#, VB.NET and
 ASP.NET.  The new version adds a new native .NET sample application for
 indexing and searching any database accessible via ADO.NET.  The new version
 also includes Java API enhancements.
     In addition, the entire dtSearch product line now adds a positional
 scoring option to dtSearch's built-in relevancy ranking by hit term frequency,
 density and rarity.  The new positional scoring ranks documents more highly
 when hits are near the top of a file, or otherwise clustered in a file.  The
 scoring option works in connection with all existing indexed, unindexed,
 fielded and full-text search features, including:  fuzziness adjustable from 0
 to 10 (to sift through typographical and spelling errors),
 synonym/concept/thesaurus, boolean (and/or/not), natural language, phrase,
 phonic, wildcard, proximity, stemming, numeric range, and user-defined
 variable term weighting.
     Pricing is $199 for dtSearch Desktop with Spider, from $800 for dtSearch
 Network with Spider, from $999 for dtSearch Web with Spider, and from $2,500
 for dtSearch Publish.  dtSearch offers a variety of royalty-based and royalty-
 free pricing options for the dtSearch Text Retrieval Engine for Win & .NET and
     For more information, or to download fully-functional evaluation versions
 of any product, please call 1-800-IT-FINDS (or 301/263-0731), email or visit .
     About dtSearch Corp.
     The Smart Choice for Text Retrieval(R) since 1991, dtSearch offers over a
 decade of experience in text search and retrieval.  Large enterprises
 typically use dtSearch products for general information retrieval, Internet
 and Intranet site searching, access to technical documentation, and embedding
 in applications for distribution.  Four out of five of Fortune Magazine's most
 profitable companies purchased dtSearch developer or multi-user licenses in
 the past two years.  dtSearch is also on the US Government's GSA Schedule.
 The company has distributors worldwide, including coverage on six continents.

SOURCE dtSearch Corp.