On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 16:21, Kevin Grittner
> "ktm(at)rice(dot)edu" <ktm(at)rice(dot)edu> wrote:
>> maybe we can do some tweaking our search engine to improve it.
> A custom dictionary to carefully add a few synonyms might go a long
> way. I often need to try a number of permutations of likely words
> to get relevant hits.
If you can provide one, please do :-)
Right now, all we have is:
> Including the subject line in searches, with a higher weight than
> message body text, would also be great.
We already do this - we set them to class "A" with setweight().
> Possibly it would help to be able to search on From or To fields
> (including CC in the To). Sometimes you have some recollection who
> participated in a discussion, but can't find the magic terms to get
> a small result set which includes the right discussion.
This we don't do -w e store the From field, but we don't index it. And
we don't do anything with the To field.
So that's certainly something we could add.
> I really think some pretty minor tweaks in these areas would go a
> very long way toward making the archive searches more useful.
Any patches are definitely welcome - you can find the search system at
(for the archives, you're probably most interested in
classes/ArchiveIndexer.class.php and the sql/functions.sql file)
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