After completing this chapter, you will be able to
Connect to a source system and crawl its content.
Use SharePoint built-in connectors.
Use FAST Search specific connectors.
Manipulate and enrich content before it is indexed by using the FS4SP framework for item processing.
Understand the indexing pipeline.
Configure and use the optional item processing components.
Develop, integrate, and use your own External Item Processing component.
Content Processing in Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (FS4SP) can be defined as connecting to a source system, sending the data extracted from the system through the indexing pipeline, and finally, merging the output from the indexing pipeline into the searchable index. This ...