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Bug 15280 - Search (or AJAX Suggestions) should try expanding/contracting ordinals (e.g. Fourteenth should find 14th)
Search (or AJAX Suggestions) should try expanding/contracting ordinals (e.g. ...
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks: ajax 27411
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Reported: 2008-08-23 10:49 UTC by Happy-melon
Modified: 2014-07-08 12:28 UTC (History)
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Description Happy-melon 2008-08-23 10:49:05 UTC
From the discussion at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)&oldid=233712687#expansion_of_numerical_ordinal_searches , it would be nice if the alternative forms of ordinals ("1st" vs "first") could be considered in the search feature.  I think the most efficient way would be if it were handled in the same way as capitalisation - the exact string the user enters is searched first, then capitalisation variants, then (if an ordinal like "1st" or "first" was present) try its alternative form.

I know that this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what 'alternative forms' the search tool *could* be considering, and it's probably opening a whole can of worms to start chipping bits off that iceberg, but if the goal is to make the search feature more 'intelligent', then stuff like this is probably a good place to begin...
Comment 1 Andre Klapper 2014-07-08 12:28:48 UTC
Feature request still valid when using the new Search backend at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/?srbackend=CirrusSearch however this seems to be a very English-language specific request...

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