Why is the "new term search" feature STILL not working?
Thread poster: Fiona Grace Peterson

Fiona Grace Peterson  Identity Verified
Italy
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Italian to English
Jul 29, 2016

This seems to have been a problem for a while - the "old term search" works, while the "new term search" doesn't. Can site staff shed any light on why this issue has still not been solved after so much time, and - perhaps more to the point - why the two search features have not been merged?

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Maria Kopnitsky  Identity Verified
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Please provide specific details about the problem you're experiencing Jul 29, 2016

Hello Fiona,

Could you please provide some specific details about the problem you're experiencing with the new term search? Information like the exact term(s) you are unable to find in the new term search, as well as your complete search criteria ("Match entire phrase", "Fuzzy diacritics", etc.) would be really helpful in addressing any issues.

The two features have not been merged in order to give users who still wish to use the old term search the ability to continue doing so.

Thanks in advance, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Maria


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Fiona Grace Peterson  Identity Verified
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Discrepancy Jul 31, 2016

Maria Kopnitsky wrote:

The two features have not been merged in order to give users who still wish to use the old term search the ability to continue doing so.



But why have two search features? Or to put it more plainly, it would seem logical that the NEW term search would allow the user to access all pertinent terms in the various terminology resources. So it's not that the new term search currently does not work, however the two give wildly different results, meaning a site user has to spend twice the time searching both, which to me seems counterproductive.

If I enter the simple Italian term "controllo", the new term search gives me 4 results, all in the -Glossary. No KudoZ entries.

New term search

If I enter the same term into the old term search, I get over a 1000 results:

Old term search

If this is the way the term search is currently supposed to work, then I get it, I guess. But it seems like a bizarre operating logic. After all, "new" would seem to suggest "better", or "improved". But I'm constantly having to revert to the old term search because the new term search is laughable in comparison.


[Edited at 2016-07-31 17:21 GMT]


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Kate Chaffer
Italy
Local time: 17:06
Italian to English
Exact match Jul 31, 2016

Hi Fiona,

In your first search, you have "Exact match" checked. That means it will only check for entries where "controllo" is the only word in the term (i.e. not "controllo qualità" or "controllo fornitori"). If you uncheck that you will get a lot more matches.


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