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Announcing upcoming test for search relevancy

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Re: Announcing upcoming test for search relevancy

Posted: 1351289115000
Classification: Query
Oh, dear, John, this is asking for trouble (for my searching as well as otherwise). How do you plan to phonetically match these:

Aung San Suu Kyi
Kune when pronounced "Carney"
Qianlong (in Pinyin system)
--not to mention many Welsh and Cornish names

Would much rather see:

1) Eliminate high ranking for result that shares only middle initial with target name: when I search for Daniel E. XXXXX, I do not want all the Mary E., Joseph E., Hieronymus E., John E., etc. results to precede the ones for Daniel E.

2) Date bracketing that ~works~ when search from tree has birth/death dates, so for person born 1869 I do not get ANY Civil War, Revolutionary War, War of 1812, 1850 Census, etc. results. And for person died 1869 there should be **no** 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940 US Census results, nor any for World War I and World War II draft registrations.

3) When restricting to place (from drop-down) Licking County, Ohio, USA as publication place in newspaper search I get lots of results for Lima, Ohio. There are towns named Lima in four other Ohio Counties, but none in Licking County.
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