I've forwarded your message to the Japan product manager and to the engineer who first brought Japanese tokenizing to Search.
-John Kalucki http://twitter.com/jkalucki Services, Twitter.com On Oct 26, 2:27 am, Aki <yoru.fuku...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi, > > I'm developing desktop Twitter application for Mac, targeting Japanese > Twitterers. > I've recently implemented a feature to interface the official Twitter > Search API. > It came to my attention that there are several severe issues with the > current implementation of Twitter Search. > > Firstly, many tweets posted by Japanese Twitterers are not being > indexed at all. > Yes, I have read the notice regarding missing tweets from the search > results. (http://help.twitter.com/forums/10713/entries/42646) > From looking at several people I follow, about 50% of people are not > being indexed at all. > Actually, tweets were never indexed at all. Many of the other Japanese > developers have also noticed these issues. > I have tried using the "locale" option for the search API, but it > didn't help much. > > Secondly, the operator to execute an exact phrase search (documented > athttp://search.twitter.com/operators) does not work for Japanese > query. > I'm not sure if it's supposed to work with the API though. > This issue is annoying, because search results returned from a query > containing Japanese characters seems to return very fuzzy results. > I get very irrelevant results, and even find it difficult to figure > out why it even matched at all. > > I consider Twitter Search to be the major feature of Twitter, and I > think correcting these issues will make Twitter much better web > service for Japanese people. > > Thank you. > > -- Aki