Resources for coding against SharePoint's Search API

It's a common scenario to want to use the great Search and Index engines from SharePoint Portal server in other .NET applications, or to customise results for a particular purpose. Some of these are pretty hard to find, so I thought I'd organize them in one place.
Microsoft® SharePoint™ Portal Server: Advanced Technologies for Information Search and Retrieval
SharePoint 2003 Object Models and Search
Using SharePoint search in an ASP.NET application with noise filtering
Using SharePoint Portal Server to Index Your Custom Application
Integrating Microsoft SharePoint Portal Search into Microsoft Content Management Server 2002

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