Squiz IUC 2010 - 2.3 Squiz Search

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Squiz IUC 2010 - 2.3 Squiz Search

  1. 1. 2.3 2 3 Squiz Search
  2. 2. THE problem THE problem ‘So much information so little time ’ So information, time.
  3. 3. THE solution THE solution • Good Information • Good Information Architecture • Outstanding Search
  4. 4. THE SEARCH ‐ fundamentals THE SEARCH  The Funnelback User Funnelback’s view of your information. Collections The unit of Funnelback Search Indices.
  5. 5. THE SEARCH – what is Funnelback? THE SEARCH  Funnelback? • Funnelback is an indexing tool similar to Google and Bing • Uses the Funnelback User + Sitemap XML
  6. 6. THE SEARCH ‐ features THE SEARCH  • Politeness Time Delay between Requests • Indexing of Binary Content • I d i HTML C Indexing Commentst • Content Exclusion • Spelling Suggestions
  7. 7. THE SEARCH – collections THE SEARCH  • Collections Are the object upon which searches are run. An Index can have multiple Collections. • Collection Attributes 1. Root Node / URL 2. Thesaurus 3. Feature Pages g 4. Contextual Navigation 5. Metadata Mapping
  8. 8. THE SEARCH – collection attributes THE SEARCH  Thesaurus • Allows for Search Term / Query Augmentation • Term by Term Match • Whole Query Match • Regular Expression Feature Pages g • Force Feature Results based on Trigger Words
  9. 9. THE SEARCH – collection attributes THE SEARCH  Global rules for Contextual Navigation associated with the selected Collection 1. Cannot End With 2. Case Sensitive 3. Categorise Clusters 4. Kill List 5. Max Phases 6. Summary Fields 7. Timeout Seconds
  10. 10. THE SEARCH – collection attributes THE SEARCH  Metadata Mapping Assigning Printed Metadata Fi ld V l A i i P i t d M t d t Field Values to a Metadata Cl t M t d t Class i in Funnelback for Scoped Searching
  11. 11. THE SEARCH – content exclusion THE SEARCH  You Y can use HTML t tags t exclude content to l d t t from indexing <!--beginnoindex--> <!--endnoindex-->
  12. 12. THE SEARCH – the search page THE SEARCH  1. Set the Search Type 1. Integrated or Remote 2. Set the Collection to be Searched 3. Result Sort Order 1. %search_sort% - Initial Layout Format 4. Scoping Options 1. %search_scope% - ial Layout F i lL t Format t 5. Standard Search Page Options
  13. 13. THE SEARCH – the search page THE SEARCH  1. Featured Results Format F t – Feature Results Set on Collections 2. Default Format 3. 3 Result Listing Format – (Similar to MySource Matrix)
  14. 14. THE SEARCH – the search page THE SEARCH  1. Item Format – The format of the Cluster itself 2. Navigation Format – The Search T Th S h Term or Query Used 3. Layout Format – The Cluster Grouping Format and Cluster List
  15. 15. THE SEARCH – the search page THE SEARCH  1. Spelling Format – The spelling suggestions generated by Funnelback 2. Initial Search Page Results 3. Results Page Layout g y 4. No Results Page
  16. 16. THE SEARCH – search operators THE SEARCH  1. 1 “term1 term” term1 term – phrase searching 2. [term1 term2] – dysjunction (implied OR operator) 3. term1 !term2 – negation (term1 found and term2 NOT found (partial results allowed)) 4. term1 -term2 – mandatory exclusion (term1 found and term2 MUST NOT be found (partial results not allowed)) 5. term1 +term2 – mandatory inclusion 6. ‘term1 term2’ – proximaty operator (term1 and term2 must be found within 15 words of one another) 7. term* *term* – truncation similar to wild card allowing for word and word in word stemming 8. 8 class:query l – metadata class searching syntax (search operators can be used in the query portion) 9. d<ddmmmyyyy – data published or created is less than specified date (ddmmmyyyy) d is a predefined metadata class you need to set that up in printed
  17. 17. THE SEARCH – RIP matrix search? THE SEARCH  1. Matrix Search can be used as a dynamic listing engine is often used in conjunction with private metadata aka user defined fields. fields 2. Matrix Search can ‘see’ information that Funnelback cannot 3. Matrix Search doesn’t handle – Phrase Searching – Word Proximity, or any Search Syntax! 4. Funnelback Contextual Navigation is a search value add
  18. 18. THE SEARCH – thank you? THE SEARCH  Questions?

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