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Getting Started with Typesense and its Interesting Search Implementations

Information over the internet continues to grow every day as the demand for resources increases. Nowadays people commonly use search engines to retrieve or find the important piece of information they need. A search engine is a web-based tool that enables users to locate information on the World Wide Web (WWW). We can also define a search engine as a program that searches for and identifies items in a database corresponding to keywords or characters specified by the consumer, used especially for finding particular sites on the World Wide Web.

We all have heard about already popular search engines like Google, Elasticsearch, Yahoo, and DuckDuckGo. However, there's more to it than what catches our eyes. You can head over to Search Engine Market to know more about their functionalities, recent trends, and updates.

Each engine is designed to provide its users with the most accurate and trusted information. So search engines use some sort of indexing to provide the rights. On the other hand, bodies or organizations that make information available on the WWW do it in such a way that search engines can easily index it. Well that’s it for the little literature, today we will focus on an open source search engine called Typesense and we will cover the following topic, So grab a cup of tea and make yourself comfortable.

What is Typesense?

Typing with sense, or Typesense is an open source search engine that is typo-tolerant and optimized for instant (typically sub-50ms) search-as-you-type experiences and developer productivity.

An Open Source alternative to Algolia and an Easier-to-Use alternative to ElasticSearch

If you know about Elasticsearch or Algolia, I guess you should see Typesense as a sort of combination of the two search engines.

Now you may have an idea about Typesense, but there may still be questions in your mind that have not been answered yet like Why should you use Typesense or what is it exactly used for. Well, stay put as we will be revealing this in the next section. What is Typesense used for?

It is basically used to retrieve information from a database to reduce the time to market for building a great instant search experience that provides relevant results out-of-the-box. Each feature of the search engine was made in such a way that it’s intuitive and easy to use. Talking about this search engine’s features, we have provided a detailed description in the next section.

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