sherpacurt 10 Posted January 13, 2015 Share Posted January 13, 2015 Search is the most important aspect of evernote. All the nice data entry features are useless if you cant find what youre looking for. I'm frequently annoyed by search results on windows desktop app and iphone app. When I enter a search term, the top matches are usually larger notes with my search term appearing once somewhere in the body, while notes with my search term in the title are down lower in the result list. I typically create a title for my notes that includes words I am likely to search for, so having these way down the result list (not even on the first page) is frustrating. Search engines always rank search terms in the title higher than in the body. Secondly, you can improve search results by applying term-frequency/inverse-document frequency (TF-IDF).Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tf%E2%80%93idf Also, you should be using standard stop words. Common words in the search phrase, like "a", "and", "the", "or" should be ignored or treated as "OR"/"not required" and weighted very low. Currently evernote treats them as required terms and seems to weigh them as highly as other words.Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_words Link to comment
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