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started by Susannah Azzaro on 25 Nov 08
  • Susannah Azzaro
     
    Hi. I am working with a Physics teacher -- just got him up and running with Diigo yesterday. We were trying to figure out how the tag search works. If I type in the search box the following two tags: CH Physics, without quotes, shouldn't it bring up everything tagged "CH," everything tagged "Physics," and everything tagged "CH Physics"? It did not do that, so we can't figure out what's up.

    Any explanation?

    Thanks!

    Susannah
  • anonymous
     
    That is my understanding of how typical searches should work. In addition, it should bring up any tags that contain 'ch' or 'physics' in partial, i.e. 'research' and 'astrophysics'.

    It should sort the list by relevance where tags that have exact matches (including case) fall at the top and tags that contain only a portion of the search string fall near the bottom.

    I can understand your frustration and I am not sure why it is not working for you. That is a very important, high priority function, so I would think a Diigo member shall look into this very quickly for you.

    They will most likely want to know the Physics Teacher's account, so they can review his tag list to see where the error has occured. If you are not free to publish his account here, you could contact them directly.

    Goodluck.
  • Sean Brady
     
    Have you tried explicitly searching for tags? You can search for tags:(physics) tag:(ch).

    Searching, by me, for both like above returns nothing. Searching for each individually returns results. I am not sure why the combined search does not return anything, other than to say I think that all searches are AND searches and not OR searches.


    Susannah Azzaro wrote:
    > Hi. I am working with a Physics teacher -- just got him up and running with Diigo yesterday. We were trying to figure out how the tag search works. If I type in the search box the following two tags: CH Physics, without quotes, shouldn't it bring up everything tagged "CH," everything tagged "Physics," and everything tagged "CH Physics"? It did not do that, so we can't figure out what's up.
    >
    > Any explanation?
    >
    > Thanks!
    >
    > Susannah
  • Graham Perrin
     
    > Searching, by me, for both like above returns nothing. Searching
    > for each individually returns results.

    Experimenting:

    1. http://www.diigo.com/search?adSScope=diigo&what=tag%3ACH
    2. http://www.diigo.com/search?adSScope=diigo&what=tag%3Aphysics

    -- results from this first pair present related tags in the main column and (at a glance) I see no *tagged* relationship between CH and physics.

    (In the real world: relationships do exist.
    In the world of tags: I wish you luck.)

    3. http://www.diigo.com/tag/CH
    4. http://www.diigo.com/tag/physics

    -- results from a comparable second pair present related tags in the right hand column (not the main column) but whereas the results of (1) for CH does presents related tags, the results of (3) for CH suggests no relationships.

    > I am not sure why the combined search does not return anything,
    > other than to say I think that all searches are AND searches and not
    > OR searches.

    I'm not sure, either, and the experiments below leave me even less sure:

    http://groups.diigo.com/Diigo_HQ/forum/tag/search%20string
    -- finds this topic

    http://www.diigo.com/tag/search%20string
    http://www.diigo.com/tag/%22search%20string%22

    http://www.diigo.com/search?adSScope=diigo&what=tag%3Asearch%20string
    http://www.diigo.com/search?adSScope=diigo&what=tag%3A%22search%20string%22
    http://www.diigo.com/search?adSScope=diigo&what=tag%3A(search%20string)

    -- I suspect that in different areas of Diigo, different syntaci apply.

    Last but not least,

    http://groups.diigo.com/Diigo_HQ/forum/tag/syntax
    http://groups.diigo.com/Diigo_HQ/bookmark/tag/syntax
    http://groups.diigo.com/Diigo_HQ/tag/syntax

    I suggest that Diigo API http://www.diigo.com/tools/api and thereabouts should be a point of focus.

    = See also =

    http://groups.diigo.com/Diigo_HQ/forum/topic/search-group-topics-tips-syntax-too-many-results-7156

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