Unlike global search engines such as Yahoo and Lycos that trawl the entire Internet for information, Index Server, formerly code-named Tripoli, allows users to search for data on individual Web sites.
By converting information on a Web site into a searchable database, or index, it provides fast access to data from HTML, word-processing, spreadsheet, and other files. The Microsoft (MSFT) product also offers built-in support for queries in seven languages, including Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish.
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