[Catalog-sig] Search engine relevance
ubershmekel at gmail.com
Fri Mar 8 16:03:32 CET 2013
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On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 6:51 AM, Jacob Kaplan-Moss <jacob at jacobian.org>wrote:
> 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>
> > Hello,
> > It seems the PyPI search engine is quite crude and doesn't try to make
> > 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:
> > https://pypi.python.org/pypi?%3Aaction=search&term=agi&submit=search
> > As you can see, a large number of results pop up simply because they
> > the word "magic", which apparently is considered to match the "agi"
> > Clearly either the selection or the weighting algorithm isn't very
> > here.
> > Regards
> > Antoine.
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