search is the AFS v7 web service in charge of delivering replies to user queries.
search can be queried with full-text keywords, filters on facets or a combination of these items. search can also be called without any keyword or filter in order to retrieve analytics (document counts, categorization on facets, etc.) for the whole corpus.
search provides fast and accurate results. Its output formats are specially designed for easy integration in web servers (XML, HTML, JSON).
For example, the following URL shows a call to the "1" search service on the "server" host: