[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1692: Plugin search quality improvements

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#1692: Plugin search quality improvements
 Reporter:  tellyworth               |       Owner:  tellyworth
     Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 -
Component:  Plugin Directory         |  M9
 Keywords:  dev-feedback needs-docs  |  Resolution:
  2nd-opinion needs-testing          |

Comment (by nerrad):

 https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/search/series/ returns no results.  I
 would expect series related plugins.

 It’s possible that’s related to the plural string issue (where searching
 for something like `events` returns no results but `event` does) but this
 particular issue likely will be tricky to fix because `series` is one of
 those terms in which the singular (serial?) is not an obvious permutation
 of plural (i.e. its not “serie”).

 So if I use the term `post series` to try to get around the `series`
 results issue “https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/search/post+series/” I get
 results, but nothing relevant to what I’m looking for.

 I'm expecting to see results like: Organize Series (http://wordpress.org
 /plugins-wp/organize-series) or Series (https://wordpress.org/plugins-

 Also, one thing I'm noticing that if the term matches exactly the name of
 a plugin, it often does not result in that plugin being the first result
 (which I would expect).  For example, if I search for `organize series`,
 the first three matches not only don't even match the specific term but
 they also have nothing to do with organizing series.  The plugin I am
 looking for is the fourth result.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:68>
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