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Tracker, bad use of stopwords

Reported by Guglielmo Cola on 2007-12-19
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Bug Description

I noticed that Tracker search tool has a strange behaviour with the word "JUST".
If I type "just" nothing is found, even if I have files called "*just*".
If I type "just" plus "something" I get the same result as if I type only "something".
eg.: If I search for "just radiohead" i got all radiohead's songs in my disk and not only "Just.mp3".

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Description Update, 18 Oct 2008
The word "just" is ignored because it is a "stopword". I believe that is meaningless to consider a word a stopword when it's all you type. If I only type "Just" the word "Just" must be considered relevant by the search tool!

Guglielmo Cola (guglielmocola) wrote :

I'm using Gusty with latest updates installed.

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort (pochu) wrote :

I think "just" is a keyword, so it won't act as a search term.

Jamie, can you confirm that? If that's correct, we should improve the documentation or something else.

2007/12/27, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort <email address hidden>:
> I think "just" is a keyword, so it won't act as a search term.

that's correct, "just" is a stop word. see also
/usr/share/tracker/languages/stopwords.en

> Jamie, can you confirm that? If that's correct, we should improve the
> documentation or something else.

show a warning message in t-s-t if the search term is a stop word?

--
Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

Sounds good.

Changed in tracker:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged

Just is a stopword so will not be indexed (nor can you search on it on its own)

Changed in tracker:
status: Triaged → Invalid
Guglielmo Cola (guglielmocola) wrote :

I don't think it sounds so good...
A stopword has sense when you don't consider it in a sentence with more specific words.
eg. If I type "the champions league final", "the" is not important, it's useless for the search.
But if I type "Just" all I want is to find a file that has something to do with the word "Just".
Disable search for stopwords is meaningless.
There's another thing I don't understand: I am using Italian stemming, so why does Tracker consider english stopwords? Anyway this is another problem.

Regards,
Guglielmo

Changed in tracker:
status: Invalid → New
description: updated
Thomas Hotz (thotz) wrote :

Is this still an issue for you?

Changed in tracker (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for tracker (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in tracker (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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