[ckan-discuss] What objects should search match?
tauberer+consulting at govtrack.us
Tue Jul 9 14:14:35 BST 2013
On 07/09/2013 08:51 AM, Mark Wainwright wrote:
> It's a bit fiddly at the moment to search in CKAN for organizations
> and groups. Should the normal search return these things as well as
> datasets? (A bit like Facebook search returns people, groups, etc, or
> Twitter search returns tweets, users, etc).
> Any views?
Facebook is lucky that that UI works. Typically mixing/interleaving data
types in search results comes out weird, usually because mixing
relevancy rankings from multiple domains doesn't work. So you'll get
e.g. all of the organizations on top because Solr gives them high scores
for whatever reason. It also may violate user expectations, since users
are probably expecting that a search on a data catalog will show
datasets and not other (reified?) metadata.
- Joshua Tauberer
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