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How to develop a internet search untility?

What I want to do is develop a search utility for finding web pages on the Net. After user type in search keyword, it queries popular Web-based search engines (like Yahoo, Looksmart,AOL,MSN,Altavista eg..) then return:

Name (web site title found contain the keyword)
Description (brief description of found site)
Address (URL link of found documents contain the keywork)
Relevance (Relevance of search result)
Source (Name of search engine (AOL,Yahoo eg..)

show a report to user.

How is it possible? any component could be used for it?

Thanks & Rgds

Shekou
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mhervaisCommented:
Basically you have a component that comes with Delphi pro named TnmHTTP that allows you to issue get functions and bring them back in a buffer or in files.

You can also find very good freeware components in this place :

http://www.rtfm.be/fpiette/indexuk.htm

this is a start.

To be frank, I am acheiving such a program and it took me quite some time because although the components are there, to get a reliable solution is not an easy thing.

regards, marc

I forgot, all the web engines do not give a relevance information.
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shekouAuthor Commented:
hi, mhervais

I know there is a program call webferret do it very well:
http://www.ferretsoft.com/netferret/profeatures.htm
you can review it, may be it could give some help or
new idea.

Rgds

Shekou

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shekouAuthor Commented:
I tried that component , but it not work as what I want.

Thanks & Rgds

Shekou
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mhervaisCommented:
well unless you use alezady made tools,
I don't know what you can make except doing it yourself with more basic components?
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ckanetaCommented:
Straight out of Marco Cantu's Delphi4 Book
 if you have it look on page1096-1098,
if you don't have the book, I'll email
you the code, or you can download it
from his website--->
http://www.marcocantu.com
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