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Undesirable results when searching English words on Persian Wikipedia
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It was brought to my attention that the third search result for "data science" in fa.wikipedia.org is the suicide methods article (Q-ID). I'd appreciate if you can look into it and fix it.

See a screenshot at F33941442.

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TJones renamed this task from Unexpected search result to Undesirable results when searching English words on Persian Wikipedia.Dec 14 2020, 3:55 PM

Thanks for letting us know about this. I definitely see why this result is unwanted. Unfortunately, this is an example of the current search system working as intended: a query for data science on Persian Wikipedia is returning results that contain the English terms data and science -- note that searching for "data science" will not return the problematic example.
I will be working with the Search team to address the issue of problematic/undesirable search results more generally as we build out a Search team roadmap, so that we can address the issue more comprehensively in the future instead of trying to address individual edge cases, which is likely not scalable effort.

CBogen triaged this task as Medium priority.Dec 16 2020, 8:13 PM
CBogen moved this task from needs triage to elastic / cirrus on the Discovery-Search board.