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Re: 2 or II searches

Post by Einar Saukas » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:11 am

Ops! I will fix it in the next ZXDB update.

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Re: 2 or II searches

Post by Rorthron » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:53 am

Searching for "Break/Space" yields no results, but searching for "Break Space" returns "Break/Space".
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Re: 2 or II searches

Post by Rorthron » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:04 am

Also "&" and "and". A search for "Horace and the Robots" returns no results; "Horace & the Robots" works.
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Re: 2 or II searches

Post by PeterJ » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:31 am

Rorthron wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:04 am
Also "&" and "and". A search for "Horace and the Robots" returns no results; "Horace & the Robots" works.
Hi, as the title in ZXDB uses an ampersand it won't pick up the and in a search. Maybe the title needs changing?
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Re: 2 or II searches

Post by PeterJ » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:34 am

Rorthron wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:53 am
Searching for "Break/Space" yields no results, but searching for "Break Space" returns "Break/Space".
It's possible the forward slash is stripped as part of the PHP security checks we do on strings. We can check.
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Re: 2 or II searches

Post by Rorthron » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:39 am

PeterJ wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:31 am
Rorthron wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:04 am
Also "&" and "and". A search for "Horace and the Robots" returns no results; "Horace & the Robots" works.
Hi, as the title in ZXDB uses an ampersand it won't pick up the and in a search. Maybe the title needs changing?
No, the title is correct in ZXDB, but it is quite unforgiving to insist on the exact orthography. I thought we were allowing "2" or "II", so shouldn't we also allow "&" or "and"?
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Re: 2 or II searches

Post by PeterJ » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:49 am

Good point. I will speak with @Einar Saukas and see if he has any suggestions.
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Re: 2 or II searches

Post by RMartins » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:50 pm

I have worked for yellow pages, on it's search engine, and currently what I see reported here is entering this kind of complex search engine.

This requires a special index structure, besides a normal SQL database and it's search capabilities.
Note however, that this kind of support, takes a lot of work, and definition of alias, synonymous, link words, and other similar stuff, to be able to match all the expected outcomes.

Are we sure we want to go by this route ?

Do we have the resources, and man power to do it ?
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Re: 2 or II searches

Post by Einar Saukas » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:21 pm

RMartins wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:50 pm
I have worked for yellow pages, on it's search engine, and currently what I see reported here is entering this kind of complex search engine.

This requires a special index structure, besides a normal SQL database and it's search capabilities.
Note however, that this kind of support, takes a lot of work, and definition of alias, synonymous, link words, and other similar stuff, to be able to match all the expected outcomes.

Are we sure we want to go by this route ?

Do we have the resources, and man power to do it ?
You are right. We will never reach a perfect, flawless solution without investing more resources than it's reasonable to expect from a free site.

Even so, I think we can still get better results using a few smart tricks. Let's see...
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Re: 2 or II searches

Post by Einar Saukas » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:22 pm

Rorthron wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:53 am
Searching for "Break/Space" yields no results, but searching for "Break Space" returns "Break/Space".
This should be working now.
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