Issue 14111

search scientific name and wildcard

Reporter: feedback bot
Assignee: fmendez
Type: Bug
Summary: search scientific name and wildcard
Priority: Minor
Resolution: WontFix
Status: Closed
Created: 2013-09-30 15:01:41.617
Updated: 2015-03-02 22:28:07.241
Resolved: 2015-03-02 22:28:07.215
Description: I entered a combination of scientific names for search: "Plantae" and "Cirs%", matches only "Animalia,
design: list of results is not ordered alphabetically

*Reporter*: Agnes Kirchhoff
*E-mail*: []]]>

Created: 2013-09-30 15:45:29.02
Updated: 2013-09-30 15:47:27.307
- Wildcard search is not supported here - to find names containing a substring, the species search should be used instead.
- result list ordering and relevance is indeed not clear. May require revision, see e.g. the list resulting from a search for "cirs":
- there is a misunderstanding about combination of query parameters. When combining several names in a search, they are OR-ed

Enquiring by email to better understand the intention of the search composition.

Comment: [] was there any follow up from Agnes?
Created: 2014-01-08 17:30:59.399
Updated: 2014-01-08 17:30:59.399

Created: 2014-03-12 13:58:30.8
Updated: 2014-03-12 13:58:30.8
+1 from GBIF Spain / Cristina Villaverde 

She comments saying she would like to have the ability to be "Using wildcard characters in our search strings. For example, being able to obtain all records collected by a single collector (*xxx*). Now you have to type exactly what the field “collector name” contains to find it. This is especially important in the case of names with diacritics."

Related to POR-1594, which is improving search on collector names

Comment: wildcard search is not supported, however, limitations of full text search were alleviated by integrating the Nub matching service, for example: shows a page with possible substitutions for the search pattern
Created: 2015-03-02 22:28:07.238
Updated: 2015-03-02 22:28:07.238