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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-7483

Show/highlight matched aliases in (inline) search results


    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      When inline-searching for an entity, it is not always obvious why a search result appears.

      For example, an inline-search for "radio bratislava" shows as the first two results:

      • OŁUN Rádio Bratislava
      • Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu (Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra)

      The second result does not have any indication that it showed up in the results because one of the matching aliases is "Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra"

      Given the huge number of extraneous results that the search engine delivers and the weird prioritization of word order, it's often hard to tell which results are actually relevant and why.

      So it would be great if the search results display would show and/or highlight the text which allowed the match.

      For example, the search could display a second line with "Alias: Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra" to show that the searched matched based on that alias. (Compare to wikidata's inline search: search wikidata for "unincorporated community" and note how it finds "unincorporated area" but also displays "also known as: unincorporated community")

      It would also be helpful to highlight (e.g. bold) the specific words which caused a match: so all results would have "Radio" and "Bratislava" bolded where they appeared.


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              • Assignee:
                hawke Alex Mauer
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