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Change search relevance to prioritize recent popularity #661

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TimLovellSmith opened this Issue · 3 comments

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Tim Lovell-Smith Jeff Handley Andrew Nurse johnataylor
Tim Lovell-Smith

Searching nuget.org for "Flib UI" I naturally expected that the first result would be the FLib.UI package.

However, what actually wins as top result is JQuery, which doesn't contain the word flib anywhere in its description, but does mention UI in the package description.

I suspect that this is either because we are over-biasing search towards packages with 50,000 downloads, or because we are parsing 'FLib' in some interesting way which means flib wasn't matching.

Jeff Handley
Owner

Great to have this logged as an issue! I too figured it was just because "UI" matches and there are a ton of downloads. If a match doesn't have some of the words in my search, I expect that to get lowered in the results significantly (or perhaps eliminated unless there are too few matches).

Tim Lovell-Smith

Scheduling. Scott Hanselman brought up another thread which highlights this issue. A new package for ASP.NET WebForms Scaffolding is virtually impossible to find in search results. Again download count boost algorithm seems like a large part of the problem.

Andrew Nurse anurse referenced this issue
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Search sucks #871

johnataylor johnataylor was assigned
Andrew Nurse
Collaborator

Will be done in NuGet/NuGetApi#8

Andrew Nurse anurse closed this
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