Terrier is software for the rapid development of Web, intranet, and desktop search engines. More generally, it is a modular platform for building large-scale information retrieval applications, providing indexing and probabilistic retrieval functionalities. It comes with a desktop search application.


This is a minor update that contains some bugfixes, and some minor improvements. Support for indexing various test collections has been improved (CLEF and TREC Legal track), and the flexibility of the settings of some applications such as the Desktop Search and Interactive Terrier has been enhanced. This release includes a filesystem abstraction layer, which allows various types of files to be accessed through a uniform API. For example, indexing an HTTP Web page is as easy as indexing a local document. Moreover, a notable indexing bug affecting only the Windows platform was resolved.

URL: Terrier Information Retrieval Platform