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Oracle Ultra Search Administrator's Guide is intended for database administrators and application developers who perform the following tasks:
Install and configure Oracle Ultra Search
Administer Oracle Ultra Search instances
Develop Oracle Ultra Search applications
To use this document, you should have experience with the Oracle database management system, SQL, SQL*Plus, and PL/SQL.
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This section describes new features and provides pointers to additional information.
This chapter provides an overview of Oracle Ultra Search and describes the system configuration.
This chapter provides an example scenario that shows installation and use of 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".
This chapter contains information specific to installing and configuring Oracle Ultra Search with the OracleAS release.
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.
This chapter describes the architecture and configuration of security for Oracle Ultra Search.
This chapter explains how the crawler works. It also describes crawler settings, data sources, document attributes, data synchronization, and the remote crawler.
This chapter describes how to use the Oracle Ultra Search administration tool to configure and schedule the Oracle Ultra Search crawler.
This chapter provides an example of implementing the search capabilities of Ultra Search on an application.
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.
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.
This chapter details some of Oracle Ultra Search's PL/SQL APIs for administration, including those for crawler configuration, crawler scheduling, and instance administration.
This appendix describes the command-line tool for loading metadata into an Oracle Ultra Search database.
This appendix explains why and how to alter the crawler Java classpath.
This appendix shows the various views available with Oracle Ultra Search.
This appendix lists the codes that the crawler uses to indicate the result of the crawled URL.
This appendix lists the common crawler error messages.
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