Heya,
Well ok, that subject line is a bit of a lie.

Below you'll find the weekly update from the Search Platform team for
the week starting 2018-03-26 _and_ 2018-04-02.

As always, feedback and questions welcome.

== Discussions ==

=== Search ===
* Stas finished up the work to enable the query builder hook so that
using label & description index for fulltext searches work [0]
* Erik worked on boosting search results with exact phrase match and
updated the models to one that is significantly less expensive [1]
* We completed a task for an in-place reindex to all wiki's to pickup
new trigram index for title and redirect.title field [2]
* Trey finished his review of Slovak Morphological Libraries [3] [4]
* David completed a forceSearchIndex on testwiki, mediawikiwiki,
labswiki, labtestwiki, svwiki, and everything on Beta Cluster [5]
* Trey added support for external stemmer to Analyzer Analysis tools [6]
* David did work to make all SearchKeywords a subclass of
SimpleKeywordFeature, to remove and centralize all the parsing logic
out of these classes [7]
* Davis also corrected a Cirrussearch Error "An error has occurred
while searching" that was due to a comma used as decimal separator [8]

=== Analysis  ===
* Chelsy finished up the a report on analyzing the results of query
explorer AB test [9] [10]

[0] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T178851]
[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T187240
[2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T188452
[3] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T178929
[4] 
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:TJones_(WMF)/Notes/Slovak_Stemmer_Analysis
[5] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T189694
[6] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T190816
[7] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T186879
[8] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T189877
[9] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T189843
[10] 
https://analytics.wikimedia.org/datasets/discovery/reports/Evaluate_features_provided_by_query_explorer_functionality_of_ltr_plugin.html

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Yours,
Chris Koerner
Community Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation

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