MeiliSearch – fast, open-source, easy to use and deploy search engine

MeiliSearch is a RESTful search API. It aims to be a ready-to-go solution for everyone who wants a fast and relevant search experience for their end-users.

It provides an out-of-the-box web interface in which you can test MeiliSearch interactively.

MeiliSearch is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Highly customizable.
  • Requires very little configuration to be installed.
  • Instant Search (answers < 50 milliseconds): Priority is given to fast answers for smooth search experience.
  • Search as you type (prefix search): Results are updated on each keystroke. To make this possible, we use a prefix-search.
  • Typo tolerance: Understands typographical errors and misspelling.
  • Tokenization.
  • English, Kanji and Latin based languages.
  • Return the whole document: The entire document is returned upon search.
  • Highly customizable search and indexation:
    • Custom ranking: Customize the relevancy of the search engine and the ranking of the search results.
    • Stop words: Ignore common non-relevant words like of or the.
    • Highlights: Highlighted search results in documents
    • Ability to create synonyms for a better search experience.
  • RESTful API.
  • Friendly web interface: Integrated web interface in MeiliSearch that allows to try the search engine out during development.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Meili
License: MIT License

MeiliSearch is written in Rust. Learn Rust with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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Springfield Ohio
Springfield Ohio
2 years ago

Does anybody know of a easy linux drop-in replacement for me to create a new internet search engine (just for me and my friends or something more public even)?
I’ve been actually searching for such a non-google search engine app of some sort for years (since Y2k?)