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Searching Technology
The Mac OS provides advanced search support for your program. You can use the following technologies to access and analyze information, both on local disks and over the Internet.

Apple Information Access Toolkit (AIAT)
The Apple Information Access Toolkit is a collection of tools that can be used separately or together to perform a variety of information access tasks, including the indexing, searching, and summarizing of text across a large set of documents.
Find By Content/Sherlock
Find By Content is a new system-level search facility implemented as a Code Fragment Manager library. The Sherlock application is a client of Find By Content and uses its search facilities for performing content-based searches, both locally and on the Internet. Because each Internet search site has its own particular format for query and response information, the Sherlock application uses plug-ins that describe data formats used by these sites for formatting queries and parsing response data.

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