Msg#: 3999804 posted 11:38 am on Oct 2, 2009 (gmt 0)
I am setting up a requirement document for a new search engine. Did I miss anything in the list below?
Search engine requirements:
* User friendly: search field and a button and the cursor in the search field * Good help while searching, like typos, alternative words, suggestions * Cover most common issues and questions * like google (all words are handles in the AND structure unless when "using double quotes") * advanced search? * Search result needs to be clear: ---title ---meaningfull summary(2-3 lines?) with highlights ---rank in stars (not %) * Search engine chould be able to use... ---enhanced synonyms list (easily extandable) ---fuzzy? ---stemming (eg. "searches" will find "search") ...but if used let the user know! * Weightings and ranks factors ---Only use understandable weights (easy to maintain) * Usage statistics ---top 50 terms and hits so documentation could be improved ---hit list of zero returned search terms to create new documentation * Must be able to index (crawl) websites, pdfs, (office) documents.
Msg#: 3999804 posted 1:47 am on Oct 25, 2009 (gmt 0)
* fast (nobody wants to wait 20 minutes for their search results...) * large index (if your index has 100 docs ppl probably won't find what they're looking for) * relevant results (what good is size if all that comes up is junk?)