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Descriptions and site links do not get indexed for search
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Entity descriptions do not get indexed for search, nor do site link page names. This limits what is available for searching.


Version: master
Severity: normal

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bz56018

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage.Nov 22 2014, 2:25 AM
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aude created this task.Oct 22 2013, 10:03 PM

Change 91303 had a related patch set uploaded by Aude:
(bug 56018) add descriptions to entity search

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/91303

aude added a comment.Oct 23 2013, 12:44 AM

CirrusSearch (and likely the old search) considers size of the search text when ranking search results.

This means that if we just put labels and aliases in search text. most items are similar. (although more translations help)

If we put site links and descriptions in, that will help a bit more with ranking when it comes to item size, and also searching for particular words or phrases that only appear in descriptions or site links.

aude added a comment.Oct 23 2013, 12:45 AM

claims could also by "textified" and put into the search text for full text searching.

Change 91303 merged by jenkins-bot:
(bug 56018) add descriptions to entity search text

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/91303