[Catalog-sig] Search engine relevance
jacob at jacobian.org
Fri Mar 8 15:51:05 CET 2013
Hi Antoine -
Yes, PyPI's search engine is rather simplistic, I think that's a
pretty well-known problem.
For the time being you might try Crate instead (crate.io); I've found
its search engine to be much much better.
On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 8:00 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> It seems the PyPI search engine is quite crude and doesn't try to make the
> results relevant at all.
> For example, if I'm trying to search "agi" in the hope of finding modules
> relevant to the Asterisk Gateway Interface (nicknamed "AGI"), I get the
> following results:
> As you can see, a large number of results pop up simply because they contain
> the word "magic", which apparently is considered to match the "agi" request.
> Clearly either the selection or the weighting algorithm isn't very efficient
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