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Support Q4 Discovery goal: Improve support for different languages by researching and deploying new language analyzers
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As part of the Q4 goals for Discovery I'll work with engineers and affected communities to communicate changes brought about by this work.

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering/2016-17_Q4_Goals

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CKoerner_WMF triaged this task as Normal priority.Apr 5 2017, 8:01 PM

In relation to T158203, the index for Chinese will be upgraded to MB25 as the results of testing and user feedback has been positive.

A mention in Tech/News as it approaches deployment (when the change will appear to users) and a mention on discovery-l will come in time. I'll help with drafting/editing.

If we have time a post to https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:互助客栈/技术 with a summary of improvements might happen. :)

To further the support this goal we're asking for some feedback on a potential update to the Japanese language analyzer. Message to be shared soon with the Japanese Wikipedia community.

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:CKoerner_(WMF)/New_Japanese_language_analyzer

While Q4 ends today (30 June) I'm leaving this open until we reach out to the Japanese Wikipedia regarding the new language analyzer.