[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
Component:  Plugin Directory                     |  Directory v3.0
 Keywords:  dev-feedback needs-docs 2nd-opinion  |  Resolution:
  needs-testing                                  |

Comment (by gibrown):

 @tellyworth that patch fixes a lot of issues with imprecise search
 results. Pretty much every search discussed on this thread has been tested
 and improved. I've also tested and tried to evaluate it against over 3000
 queries. Reasonably happy with the results.

 It does have some downsides. Increasing the precision of the search causes
 us to do worse when trying to match queries that have some error in them.
 I estimate that with this about 35-40% of all queries will get less than 5
 results, and 18% will get zero results. I think before this match, those
 rates were half that. (Sidenote, the old search was probably just as bad).
 I think the best way to deal with these cases though is to add some auto-
 correction and that is probably best to break out into another ticket.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:145>
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