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MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by John Ross, Nicola Young

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MOSS Enterprise Search Technical Primer

Everyone reading this book probably has performed a search at least once. However, the simple task of typing a search term into a search box is often taken for granted. What really happens when you click the search button? How does the search engine know how to find relevant search results so quickly?

Indexing

The MOSS search engine is very similar to other search engines. The secret to quickly finding content is the index. The concept of the index that MOSS uses is the same as the index for this book—if you wanted to find information about a particular topic in this book, the index points you to all the pages where that topic is mentioned. MOSS creates the index before you ever enter a search term so ...

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