Query Routing Existing Search Results

Another powerful feature of Watson™ Explorer Engine is its ability to incorporate search results from other search engines into its own search results. This is known as a Query Routing.

To properly use the search results of another search engine with your own search application, you must understand how the remote search engine returns its results. Unfortunately there is no standard methodology for this, so you, as the application developer, would need to analyze the results.

Conceptually, the process is to ascertain the method that the external search engine uses to report its results (GET or POST), determine the CGI parameters used to specify the query term, and then use a parser within the Watson Explorer Engine Admin Tool to display the results to your user.

Using this method, you can enable your users to search websites, local files, and other search engines all from within one Watson Explorer Engine Application of your design.