https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=35701

Chad H. <innocentkil...@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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                 CC|                            |dga...@wikimedia.org,
                   |                            |innocentkil...@gmail.com,
                   |                            |neverett+bugzilla@wikimedia
                   |                            |.org
          Component|lucene-search-2             |CirrusSearch
            Version|unspecified                 |master
           Assignee|rain...@eunet.rs            |wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.
                   |                            |org
            Product|Wikimedia                   |MediaWiki extensions

--- Comment #3 from Chad H. <innocentkil...@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to Rd232 from comment #0)
> 2. When terms collide you won't find what you want to find. For example: If
> you search for "monarch" you will get hundreds of images of a butterfly, but
> very few results concerning monarchy.
> 

This is annoying.

> The basic idea is to improve on this by clustering related search results.
> Roughly, this could work like this:
> 1. The search works as usual and grabs all results by keyword.
> 2. It looks at the categories of the results. If it finds multiple images
> from different parts of the category tree it will split the results into
> groups, labeling them after the lowest parent category. This means that it
> would form clusters using the categories to group the results.
> 3. Instead of showing a list of images it would display these groups, which
> can be expanded.
> 

This could be a very cool idea, although implementation details sound hairy at
the moment. Let's repurpose into a Cirrus bug though :)

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