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Bug 1988 - Search ignores numbers
Search ignores numbers
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
lucene-search-2 (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-04-26 20:04 UTC by Richard J. Holton
Modified: 2013-03-26 11:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Richard J. Holton 2005-04-26 20:04:14 UTC
Search seems to ignore all numbers. For instance, searching for
will return no matches. Searching for
"The Ring" 1927
will return the same list as searching for
"The Ring"

It may be understandable to ignore single- or two-digit numbers, but it seems
that 4-digit and above should be indexed (I could go either way with 3-digit
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-04-27 02:27:23 UTC
Please include details such as which wiki this is on. Is this the MySQL 3 search, the MySQL 4 search, or the Lucene search?
Comment 2 Richard J. Holton 2005-04-27 02:42:28 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Please include details such as which wiki this is on. Is this the MySQL 3
search, the MySQL 4 search, or the Lucene search?

This is on en:Wikipedia, the Lucene search. I don't know if this is also true of
the other searches.
Comment 3 M. Creidieki Crouch 2006-05-01 05:10:49 UTC
Suggest that this seems to be duplicate of Bug 42, or perhaps vice-versa.
Comment 4 Héryk Julien 2006-05-16 14:35:08 UTC
I have just transferred over a hundred lab procedures in our new wiki (media
wiki 1.6.5). However I've just noticed that text searches don't include numbers.
So we can't look up dates, versions and other strings that may contain numbers
(ex: 3D,  Nad83, NTV2...). This bug is severe limitations to our lab wiki. Is
there a work around out there? Will this be fixed in a future wiki version?

Comment 5 Robert Stojnic 2007-07-13 18:42:14 UTC
Fixed in Lucene Search 2, numbers are now being indexed. 
Comment 6 Andre Klapper 2013-03-26 11:24:52 UTC
[Merging "MediaWiki extensions/Lucene Search" into "Wikimedia/lucene-search2", see bug 46542. You can filter bugmail for: search-component-merge-20130326 ]

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