Thanks David! That page is awesome for anecdotal testing.

I notice that a search for IOL (or iol) would also benefit from
prioritizing an exact match. The prefix autocomplete brings up IOL near the
bottom, but the suggester misses it entirely. Same for XP, CPU, etc.



Kevin Smith
Agile Coach, Wikimedia Foundation


On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 6:02 AM, David Causse <dcau...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Thanks Erik!
>
> I uploaded a small HTML page to compare both approaches:
> http://cirrus-browser-bot.wmflabs.org/suggest.html
>
>
>
> Le 26/08/2015 00:38, Erik Bernhardson a écrit :
>
> We have been working on a replacement autocompletion API that is more
> forgiving than a strict prefix search.  The scoring algorithm's have a long
> way to go but we have the first run through of building the completion
> index for enwiki so i thought i would share:
>
> Here are a couple examples, feel free to change the text= around to other
> things.
>
>
> http://cirrus-browser-bot.wmflabs.org/w/api.php?action=cirrus-suggest&limit=100&text=white%20house
>
> http://cirrus-browser-bot.wmflabs.org/w/api.php?action=cirrus-suggest&limit=100&text=hotel%20cal
>
> http://cirrus-browser-bot.wmflabs.org/w/api.php?action=cirrus-suggest&limit=100&text=wikim
>
>
> Don't stress out too much over the scoring yet, we know it needs some work
> and have plans to integrate page view information in here to help more
> popular articles rise the the top.
>
> Erik B
>
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