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How to improve "Jump To" fuzzy search results?

Asked by Ipsod on 2015-08-17

I'm experiencing the following behaviors with the "Jump To" function.

First, it seemingly sorts results by the same order they appear in the index. Some sort of intelligence would be nice. For example, if I've got a folder named "zebra", it should come first in search results for "zebra", far above something like "Tasks:Go shop for zebras". Similarly, but less importantly, "Tasks: zebra my room" should show before "Tasks: go shop for zebras", unless, maybe, "go shop for zebras" is a very commonly/recently viewed task.

Second, the search results don't seem to take into account the directory structure, so, for example, searching for "contact John Bridges" brings up no results, even though "contact:John Bridges" exists. Likewise, trying to jump to "contact: bridges" brings up no results.

Fuzzy search is a killer feature for a knowledge-base application like Zim. What can be done to improve results?

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> Fuzzy search is a killer feature for a knowledge-base application like
> Zim. What can be done to improve results?

What would help is a "blueprint" with a number of examples and rationales
followed by a list of rules that the search should follow.

If the rules are specific enough it becomes rather easy for me to turn them
into code.

Please put such a proposal in a"blueprint" page in the wiki:
https://github.com/jaap-karssenberg/zim-wiki/wiki

Thanks,

jaap

On Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 1:12 PM, Ipsod <<email address hidden>
> wrote:

> Question #270468 on Zim changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/zim/+question/270468
>
> Description changed to:
> I'm experiencing the following behaviors with the "Jump To" function.
>
> First, it seemingly sorts results by the same order they appear in the
> index. Some sort of intelligence would be nice. For example, if I've
> got a folder named "zebra", it should come first in search results for
> "zebra", far above something like "Tasks:Go shop for zebras".
> Similarly, but less importantly, "Tasks: zebra my room" should show
> before "Tasks: go shop for zebras", unless, maybe, "go shop for zebras"
> is a very commonly/recently viewed task.
>
> Second, the search results don't seem to take into account the directory
> structure, so, for example, searching for "contact John Bridges" brings
> up no results, even though "contact:John Bridges" exists. Likewise,
> trying to jump to "contact: bridges" brings up no results.
>
> Fuzzy search is a killer feature for a knowledge-base application like
> Zim. What can be done to improve results?
>
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Ipsod (ipsod) said : #2

Ok, I will work on a blueprint. Thank you.

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