Tag: Searching

How are compound words treated in searches?

What is a compound word? A compound word is a word that consists of two or more nouns that together form a word with its own meaning, which is very typical in some languages, like the Scandinavian languages. How is a compound word treated in a search? When searching, a . . . Read more

How to set up scoped searching

If you would like an existing engine to only show results for a specific area, this can be done by adding a filter in the script. Scoped search allows you to limit search results to a specific section or type of content within the website instead of searching across the whole . . . Read more

What are the default search operators?

Cludo supports two operators when the search terms contains more than one word: Operators are set for the engine and can currently only be changed by Cludo. It is usually not recommended to switch to AND, since this is likely to result in more searches with 0 results. You can contact . . . Read more

How is relevance determined?

Cludo Search is not a black box – the search relevance is based on a unique blend of machine learning and human customization on top of an algorithm. Before customization or machine learning is applied, the Cludo search engine bases relevance using the Okapi BM25 algorithm. A rule of thumb for good search . . . Read more

How does the “did you mean” feature work?

When a search only returns a few results, the search engine may also suggest other search terms for the visitors to use. See the table below for details on which actions happen depending on the number of results. Number of results Event 0 The search engine will automatically correct the . . . Read more

How does automatic spelling correction work?

Sometimes, your visitors may search for a term that does not exist in any of the indexed content. In such a case, the search engine will look for similar terms that do exist within the index. If it successfully finds a similar term, the search will automatically replace the original term . . . Read more

Best practice on refining searches

When performing various searches, it is possible to utilize some of the more advanced search options in Cludo. These search options can be used by any user, but may not be intuitive unless this documentation is read. You can consider including parts of this on your search page if you . . . Read more