Search features deployed

Team blog: Developers

We now have the first round of search features. This includes autocompletion (requires JavaScript):

Search autocompletion

And it includes full-text search across reviews, including highlighting:

Full-text match

See the search page for some tips on valid search operators (a full technical breakdown of supported operators can be found here).

A note on language support:

  • If you’re searching in a language other than English, content in that language will show up.
  • Content in English will always be searched.
  • In addition, we make certain fallback assumptions, e.g., Brazilian Portuguese also searches European Portuguese.

In future, it may be desirable to make those search options user-configurable, as well.

The search feature is based on ElasticSearch, an open source search backend used by many websites, including Wikipedia.

As always, please don’t hesitate to report bugs, or find us on #lib.reviews if you want to chat.

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