December roundup – Danish result improvements, instant answers and more!

Improving results at Findx We’ve been tackling the problem of the quality of results in a number of ways here at Findx. Improve results in one language to improve them all Now that Findx has been in public beta for some time, we are focusing on improving the index. But testing various tweaks to see … Continue reading December roundup – Danish result improvements, instant answers and more!

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What are search exits on Findx?

You’ve searched for a term, but the site that you wanted to find wasn’t in the search results list. Of course, you can go to the site you wanted to search on, and search directly there. It’s just a couple of additional steps. Search exits, when they are supported by search engines, eliminate some of … Continue reading What are search exits on Findx?

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Norwegian – Bokmål or Nynorsk

Just a short note: We currently don’t distinguish between Bokmål and Nynorsk. We inherited a code base (https://github.com/privacore/open-source-search-engine) which had set aside 6 bits (64 values) for language ids. We recently discovered that it only had one code for Norwegian. But Norwegian comes in two versions: Bokmål and Nynorsk, which a similar but do have … Continue reading Norwegian – Bokmål or Nynorsk

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Quality rating of search results on Findx

Search results should not be biased, they should be same for everyone – what you see is what everyone gets. But search engines need to rank pages based on their usefulness.  Most do this by using everyone’s search history and in addition, recording your personal behaviour and then make search personalised for you, or biased as … Continue reading Quality rating of search results on Findx

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Basic features of findx, a private search engine

We are heading up to a public beta launch, so we’d like to share a bit more about our private search engine, findx. Just like traditional search engines, findx has a variety of useful features, but everything you do on findx is private. May update: the findx public beta is now live: Everyone can now search with … Continue reading Basic features of findx, a private search engine

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