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Alternative to #8

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@mrshu
DuckDuckGo member
mrshu commented Nov 28, 2011

Since duckduckgo tries to be an alternative to google so I thought it would be nice to have ability to provide users with alternatives to software. Thankfully alternativeto.net provides such data and they also have quite nice API.

The regex I propose in this pull request should be able to process queries like:

free alternative to firefox for mac
opensource omnigraffle
TextMate for windows
alternative to gmail

and provide alternatives to the user based on the query.

I am open to suggestions, feel free to speak up.

mrshu added some commits Nov 22, 2011
@mrshu mrshu first commit for alt.to b9f746c
@mrshu mrshu first version of alternativeto.net spice 38fb59b
@mrshu mrshu Added (probably) working spice.pl 8f7e6ca
@mrshu mrshu Better regex for alternativeTo
The regex should now be able to process queries like:

-> free alternative to firefox for mac
-> opensource omnigraffle
-> TextMate for windows
-> alternative to gmail
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@yegg
DuckDuckGo member
yegg commented Nov 28, 2011

Awesome. We're working on a new core release that will make plugin integration easier, and so it will be a little bit before we get this up.

Should we translate 'open source' into opensource and any other transformations for license and platform?

@hunterlang

Thanks for your contribution, this looks awesome!
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=alternative+to+iphoto+for+mac

@hunterlang hunterlang merged commit 7f18662 into duckduckgo:master Mar 13, 2012
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