[Chandler-dev] Search update
randy at osafoundation.org
Mon Jul 14 09:46:21 PDT 2008
Avner Shanan wrote:
> Its been a while since my last e-mail to the list so I thought I'd
> send an update and see if anyone has any feedback.
> Right now the only functionality actually accessible from the web UI
> is a basic search on the body of the items in your selected
> collection. The code for more advanced searches exists on the server,
> but I haven't connected it to the UI yet. There are two paths that
> I've been thinking about for how to go forward from here. I could
> work on the internal machinery that performs the searches itself,
> adding things like auto completion or stemming (as someone suggested
> earlier). Or I could work on an advanced search widget that would
> allow more precise and in depth searches (imagine something like the
> Google Advanced Search, image attached). Personally I've been leaning
> towards the latter, but what do you think will be more
> desired/beneficial for users? I'm in the process of getting a test
> server set up soon, so other people will be able to test it out soon.
The advanced search sounds like it would be useful. So you only search
on body now? I think the next step is to search on body and title,
which I think would provide 80% of the functionality that people want.
Then look into providing an advanced search supporting things like "all
of these words" or "any of these words" or "exact phrase". Even cooler
would be to investigate what it would take to integrate Hibernate Search
into the server, which would bring a full text search engine like Lucene
into the picture, allowing more advanced indexing and searching.
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