Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#5243 closed enhancement (wontfix)

fuzzy search ie/ei

Reported by: nickma Owned by: geocoding@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: nominatim Version:
Keywords: fuzzy, ie/ei Cc:

Description

Hi, it would be an enhancement if nominatim would fuzzy search for "ie"<->"ei", if someone looks it up with a typo.

Now its the case that people are starting to propagate fuzzy names in the database like in the following case, where someone entered a fuzzy name as "Key:short_name": http://www.openstreetmap.org/way/8029808 - IndustrIEstraße, Vienna

Is that an appropriate way to go? Best, Nick

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by Sarah Hoffmann

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Fuzzy search will be addressed by the photon frontend (photon.komoot.de), the architecture of Nominatim itself is not suitable for it.

Misusing short_name for propagating fuzzy names is clearly bad practice and not what the tag is meant for. Incidentally, the misspelled version will now be shown in the search results.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 5 years ago by nickma

Replying to lonvia:

Fuzzy search will be addressed by the photon frontend (photon.komoot.de)

So, how to get this behavioral implemented in osm.org-search then?

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by Sarah Hoffmann

The long-term goal is to get photon and it's search-as-you-type feature on the front page search box. It's not quite there yet as some essential features like minutely updates are still missing but it'll get there.

comment:4 in reply to:  3 Changed 5 years ago by nickma

Sorry, last two question:

Replying to lonvia:

The long-term goal is to get photon and it's search-as-you-type feature on the front page search box.

Is that realistic due to a timespan of a year? Would a quick fix be helpful if the timespan is very long?

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by Sarah Hoffmann

I cannot give any estimates when this will happen. The few developers we have are all only working part time on the project.

Unfortunately, there is no quick-fix for this in Nominatim itself either. It is simply not designed for fuzzy search.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by nickma

Ok, thank you!

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