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Chief Bottle Washer
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Posted: January 31, 2006, 8:20 am - IP Logged

I finally finished the long process of re-jiggering the Lottery Post Search engine so that it produces improved matching for keywords that you enter.

Some of the important improvements include:

  • Increased emphasis on matching text in the Subject line (like how Google works).
  • Ignores any text that is quoted from previous posts, so that the search only looks at new text posted by the author.  (Eliminates many false or redundant matches.)
  • On the search results page, shows better summary of the message text (eliminates quoted text, showing more of the actual content posted by the author).  Also, now highlights keywords that appear in the Subject line.

 

 

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    Posted: January 31, 2006, 8:34 am - IP Logged

    Hey Todd,

    Just tried the feature and here's what I think!

    Thumbs Up !Thumbs Up !Thumbs Up

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      Chief Bottle Washer
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      Posted: January 31, 2006, 8:52 am - IP Logged

      Great, thanks!

       

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        Posted: January 31, 2006, 9:22 am - IP Logged

        Yea, it works great; much better than previous searches. Now, can you have it search for tomorrows numbers; all states, with 100% accuracy? How about search for the t.v. remote that is never there when I want it?

         

        Thanks for continuing to enhance this site!

        Snakeyes

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          Posted: January 31, 2006, 11:31 am - IP Logged

          Going to give it a try now. 

          Thanks Todd. 

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            Posted: January 31, 2006, 11:45 am - IP Logged

            Yea, it works great; much better than previous searches. Now, can you have it search for tomorrows numbers; all states, with 100% accuracy? How about search for the t.v. remote that is never there when I want it?

             

            Thanks for continuing to enhance this site!

            Snakeyes

            I tried adding those features, but they turned out to be a bit beyond my abilities! Big Grin

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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              Posted: January 31, 2006, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

               

               Just finished playing with it...nice improvement Todd...Thumbs Up

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                Posted: January 31, 2006, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                Hurray!Thanks Todd!

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                  Posted: January 31, 2006, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                  thanks - real good    Lovies

                  love to nibble those micey feet.