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Enhanced Search

Discussion in 'Doberman Chat Announcements' started by FredC, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. FredC

    FredC Guest

    XenForo Enhanced Search (XFES) is an add-on that replaces XenForo's built-in search to provide high performance search capabilities to larger boards and to give users more flexible search options.

    XFES is built on top of elasticsearch, which is in turn built on top of Lucene. This gives excellent performance, even with millions of pieces of content. Elasticsearch allows nearly infinite scalability and redundancy by silently allowing searches to be run across multiple servers.

    Additionally, you benefit from a very small stopword list and no minimum word length, allowing nearly any search to return meaningful results. Searching performance titles by their acronyms (Assuming titles where input as acronyms in the first place) is now possible..

    XFES also provides support for returning results based on how relevant they are to your search. You can select relevancy ordering on the advanced search page.

    XFES also allows you to select a "stemming analyzer", which means that words are reduced to their roots before searches are performed. For example, a search for "tests", will automatically return results for "test", "tested", "testing", and similar words. (This is only accurate for English boards currently.)

    The above are all new features and not previously available..

    I've been testing XFES for a little while now and am very pleased with the results.. Im sure you will all be equally as pleased with this enhanced search vs the original search.. cosmetically nothing has changed with the search short of a couple new buttons.. Performance and results are however another story altogether, and so far have exceeded my expectations..

    Single character search terms now possible.. (pretty cool)

    I would like to Thank JanS for funding this very welcome and much needed improvement...
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 7, 2014
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  2. FredC

    FredC Guest

    Ok so ive been experimenting with this some.. I've actually used Elasticsearch on other larger forums and love it but it really is a new experience for me here.. Any ways... I wanted to quickly share some of the newer search criterias that were not included in until now..

    • Search Threads and Posts,
    • Search Profile Posts

    • Search Threads and Posts,
    • Search Profile Posts
    • Search Albums
    • Search Photos
    • Search Video
    • Search Media
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