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Oracle® Ultra Search Administrator's Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1)

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Oracle Ultra Search Administrator's Guide is intended for database administrators and application developers who perform the following tasks:

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This document contains:

"What's New in Oracle Ultra Search"

This section describes new features and provides pointers to additional information.

Chapter 1, "Introduction to Oracle Ultra Search"

This chapter provides an overview of Oracle Ultra Search and describes the system configuration.

Chapter 2, "Getting Started with Oracle Ultra Search"

This chapter provides an example scenario that shows installation and use of Oracle Ultra Search.

Chapter 4, "Installing Oracle Ultra Search"

This chapter describes how to install Oracle Ultra Search. Some information in this chapter is generic to all types of Oracle Ultra Search installations. Other information in this chapter is specific to installing and configuring Oracle Ultra Search with the Oracle Database release.

If you are installing Oracle Ultra Search with the Oracle Application Server release, then you should also read Chapter 3, "Using Oracle Ultra Search with Oracle Application Server".

Chapter 3, "Using Oracle Ultra Search with Oracle Application Server"

This chapter contains information specific to installing and configuring Oracle Ultra Search with the OracleAS release.

Chapter 5, "Oracle Ultra Search Postinstallation Information"

This chapter provides post installation information, such as how to configure the Oracle Database server for Oracle Ultra Search and how to manage stoplists. It also describes how to upgrade to the most recent Oracle Ultra Search release.

Chapter 6, "Security in Oracle Ultra Search"

This chapter describes the architecture and configuration of security for Oracle Ultra Search.

Chapter 7, "Understanding the Oracle Ultra Search Crawler and Data Sources"

This chapter explains how the crawler works. It also describes crawler settings, data sources, document attributes, data synchronization, and the remote crawler.

Chapter 8, "Understanding the Oracle Ultra Search Administration Tool"

This chapter describes how to use the Oracle Ultra Search administration tool to configure and schedule the Oracle Ultra Search crawler.

Chapter 9, "Implementing Ultra Search on an Application"

This chapter provides an example of implementing the search capabilities of Ultra Search on an application.

Chapter 10, "Oracle Ultra Search Developer's Guide and API Reference"

This chapter explains the following Oracle Ultra Search APIs: query API, crawler agent API, e-mail API, URL rewriter API, and the document service API. It also provides related details about the query applications, the query tag library, and query syntax expansion customization.

Chapter 11, "Tuning and Performance in Oracle Ultra Search"

This chapter describes various ways to tune Oracle Ultra Search and improve performance. These include tuning the Web crawling process, tuning query performance, using the remote crawler, using Oracle Ultra Search on Real Application Clusters, and table data source synchronization.

Chapter 12, "Oracle Ultra Search Administration PL/SQL APIs"

This chapter details some of Oracle Ultra Search's PL/SQL APIs for administration, including those for crawler configuration, crawler scheduling, and instance administration.

Appendix A, "Loading Metadata into Oracle Ultra Search"

This appendix describes the command-line tool for loading metadata into an Oracle Ultra Search database.

Appendix B, "Altering the Crawler Java Classpath"

This appendix explains why and how to alter the crawler Java classpath.

Appendix C, "Oracle Ultra Search Views"

This appendix shows the various views available with Oracle Ultra Search.

Appendix D, "URL Crawler Status Codes"

This appendix lists the codes that the crawler uses to indicate the result of the crawled URL.

Appendix E, "Error Messages"

This appendix lists the common crawler error messages.

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