RE: [IUG] google search of iii catalog
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- Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2005 13:14:34 -0500
- From: "Helwig, Ruth M." <helwi1rm at cmich dot edu>
- Subject: RE: [IUG] google search of iii catalog
We are just implementing Advanced Keyword and I am interested in Bob
Duncan's comment that the keyword search is definable. We have
carefully reviewed the fields that will be indexed and opted not to
include some of those that were recommended by III. We think this will
help with the overall search results. We have chosen not to offer the
relevance ranking as we disagree with the algorithm. We believe that
subject terms should receive higher ranking than words in note fields or
elsewhere in the record.
Is this the type of thing you were referring to or is there something
else we should be looking at?
Systems Librarian and Education Bibliographer
Park Library 305
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant MI 48859
Email: helwi1rm at cmich dot edu
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[mailto:innopac-bounces at innopacusers dot org] On Behalf Of Tim Gardner
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 6:41 PM
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Subject: Re: [IUG] google search of iii catalog
At 15:53 -0500 12/1/05, Bob Duncan wrote:
>Not exactly so, mainly because there's really no such thing as a
>"iii keyword search" (in the sense that it's singularly definable).
>What kind of keyword searching is offered and how it performs is
>site-specific. Ours cares very much about the order of words, and
>there is site-specific context by virtue of our choices regarding
>what fields to index for a keyword search.
I was not aware of that. And I just checked your
www.library.lafayette.edu site and the keyword searches produce
better results than I've seen at most other places. Good work! It
looks like it searches for the full string and then failing that,
ands all the words, then failing that, goes to an advanced search
screen? Very nicely done.
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