[EP-tech] Re: Search oddities

Jan Ploski jpl at plosquare.com
Tue Jun 17 16:42:16 BST 2014


The first thing I'd check if whether it is related to stemming or stop
words filtering controlled by cfg.d/indexing.pl.

For example, we've had a case where a user was unable to find an item
with "GNSS" in title because they entered "gnss" and indexing.pl
converted that search term to "gns" assuming that the "s" at the end is
plural. :-/

So examine the general_log of MySQL queries executed when you perform a
search for the missing item - check whether they contain any
suspiciously "malformed" conditions.

On 06/17/2014 05:16 PM, Andrew Beeken wrote:
> Hello!
> 
> We have another search related oddity. There are a couple of items that don’t seem to be indexed for a general (search bar) search, but will be returned in results when you do a specific search (for example, by author). I’ve tried reindexing the individual item, but have yet to try fully reindexing the site.
> 
> If it is an indexing problem, this worries me as it’s not the first time this has happened and I’m wondering how items can appear in one search type, but not the other.
> 
> Any thoughts or prior experience with this would be very helpful.
> 
> Andrew
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