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Author Topic: Major Update 10.10.2004
Ishamael
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posted 10 October 2004 02:04 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Search engine implemented.

What we have, a series of filters:
1] Specific Forum, Inclusive Categories, all.
2] Date, greater/less than a given amount of time.
3] by poster, used by displayname.
4] exact/partial match.
5] operator, and/or.

We've also included exlcusion operators, so you can hit '-dog' to exlcude dog from you searches.

It's powerful and fast, fetching max 75 results, displaing on pages of 15. Currently, they are sorted by relevancy.

limitations

1] The extract shows only the first and last occurence of a search term. (or only one, if there was one hit). This means if you have 67 counts of a term in a post, you'll still only see two. This is somewhat addressed by the relevancy score.

2] No literal search. Searching for "sons of bitches" will return a search for "sons, of, bitches", with the AND operator (or OR, depending on what you chose). This will be fixed.

3] Still some issues with the relevancy algorithim. I'm not sure it's the best indicator of actual relevancy as it could be. Once i'm less trashed, I'll work er out. Check this out for details

4] There are some signficant problems with the highlighting algo's. This is a small issue, as it worked fine last night, but since overhauling the engine i've slipped up somewhere. Too drunk to dive back into code right now, so life with it I do assure you it's just a highlighting error, and the posts are ordered correctly.

More tomorrow, one would suppose.

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Ishamael
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posted 10 October 2004 02:14 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Again on Limitations

There are still some significant problems with apostrophes in the search terms field. This will be fixed.

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Ishamael
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posted 10 October 2004 02:16 AM      $post_id   Author's Homepage   Email Ishamael   Send New Private Message    Reply With Quote 
Another note:

I'm glad to say that anything that's been quoted doesn't register more than once in search results, that's cool.

However, if you search for 'ishamael', then every post with an 'edited by ishamael' will also show up. This will be addressed.

Just thought i'd really 'Bring it Home' with an edit

edited by Ishamael on October 10th, 2004

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