Customizing Item Processing (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)

Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010

Item Processing Overview

You can customize the following item processing stages in the item processing pipeline:

  • Property extraction. Use to enable or disable the person name extraction, and create your own dictionary-based property extractor.

  • Offensive content filtering. Use to remove items with pornographic content from the index.

  • Custom XML item processing. Use to map the content of XML-based items to crawled properties.

  • Document conversion. Use to enable the advanced filter pack to convert an extended set of document formats. You can also deploy a third-party IFilter component for conversion of specialized document formats.

You enable or disable the optional item processing components in the optionalprocessing.xml configuration file. Some of the components also use additional configuration files. For more information, see Configuring Optional Item Processing.

You can also integrate your own item processing component in the pipeline. For more information, see Integrating an External Item Processing Component.

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