This is the weekly update for the week starting 2016-03-07
Events and News
- Completion Suggester will be coming to a few of the smaller wikis starting on March 10th.
- Updated the wikipedia.org portal page with a new, more prominent search box that has type-ahead and meta data and images in the search results (March 10, 2016)
Other Noteworthy Stuff
- Interesting article from former WMF staffer Nik Everett (now at Elastic) on Loading Wikipedia's Search Index for Testing.
- Wikipedia.org portal page update!
Did you know?
- Wikidata Query Service now has over 1 billion data elements (triples).
- Measuring scoring changes to search engine relevance based on user behavior
- Upcoming AB test measure the effect of changing the boost on search phrase matching (brought to you by new measurement above)