[Clipart] Relevancy Ranking

chovynz chovynz at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 13:41:46 PDT 2010

Do we need search filters or toggles?
username = Harold Booker?
clipart tags = book
clipart title = Red Book
clipart description = policeman booking a conman

I agree that the search results seem weird sometimes, however, im not 
sure relevancy rating is required (unless you are talking about 
something like search filters or toggles) . Probably more a simple 
"Search only in tags", or "search only in username", or even "tick these 
checkboxes to search their fields" is required. The only thing worse 
that having too much info is too little and a useless search.

I need to think some more on what's needed. Anyone got a concept mockup?
On 16/07/2010 7:54 a.m., J. Alves wrote:
> My impression is that they are ranked by age (oldest first, newest
> last), but I might be wrong. Anyway, agreed, hardly the best way to
> rank them.
> J
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Nathan Eady<eady at galion.lib.oh.us>  wrote:
>> Currently, the search feature frequently returns a lot of items that
>> appear to be altogether unrelated to the search criteria.  (Some
>> searches are worse than others.  Try searching for "book", and you can
>> go through multiple pages of results for each image you find that
>> actually seems related to the query.)
>> It has got to be possible to do a better job than this of ranking the
>> results, so that more relevant ones appear first.  Shouldn't images
>> with one or more of the search terms in the title rank ahead of ones
>> that only have it in a description field, for instance?
>> --
>> Nathan Eady
>> Galion Public Library
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