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Bug 3140 - Soundex search option
Soundex search option
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CirrusSearch (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: i18n
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-08-14 04:13 UTC by Karl O. Pinc
Modified: 2014-01-03 05:15 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Karl O. Pinc 2005-08-14 04:13:40 UTC
There should be a way to search for words that "sound like" (soundex) what
you've typed, especially in wiktionary.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-22 04:22:14 UTC
Restored bug from flood attack.
Comment 2 Nemo 2012-11-03 09:35:01 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> There should be a way to search for words that "sound like" (soundex) what
> you've typed, especially in wiktionary.

What do you mean exactly? We now have good search suggestions for words that "look like" what typed, thanks to lucene.
Comment 3 Karl O. Pinc 2012-11-03 12:56:17 UTC
Soundex is this:

"Looks like" may make "sounds like" unnecessary.  Dunno.
Comment 4 Nemo 2012-11-03 13:05:39 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Soundex is this:

English only? That would be bad.

> "Looks like" may make "sounds like" unnecessary.  Dunno.

Could you maybe do some test on Wiktionary? Lucene suggestions are sometimes surprisingly smart.
Comment 5 Karl O. Pinc 2012-11-03 13:54:41 UTC
Yes, English only would be bad.

While using Wikipedia I've noticed that it does come up with good suggestions.
Comment 6 Chad H. 2013-10-28 18:55:10 UTC
Isn't going to happen for lsearchd as it's hit end of life.

This is a super cool idea though that we should look into at some point for Cirrus.

Relevant ES plugin possibly:
Comment 7 Nik Everett 2013-10-28 19:06:02 UTC
Yeah, I was looking at this to see if I could jam it onto the suggestions somehow or just use the plugin for search.  The problem I saw (without digging too deap) is that Soundex and its ilk are pretty English centric.
Comment 8 Nik Everett 2013-10-28 19:06:53 UTC
Setting to NEW because REOPENED always looks to me like we tried to fix it and failed.
Comment 9 Chad H. 2014-01-03 05:15:22 UTC
Until there's a multilingual way to do this we shouldn't even try.

"Looks like" bugs are things like bug 39501 and so forth, outside the scope of this.

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