Thank you for responding so quickly! It's nice to know that the issues have been reported to the appropriate people.
-- Aki On Oct 27, 12:35 am, John Kalucki <jkalu...@gmail.com> wrote: > I've forwarded your message to the Japan product manager and to the > engineer who first brought Japanese tokenizing to Search. > > -John Kaluckihttp://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