Hello Analytics,

Wikipedia’s search function exposes several modifiers (https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:CirrusSearch)
On the recent German Wikicon there was a workshop on search and several community members seemed to be enthusiastic about these functions.

I wonder if there is existing information about the current use of such queries. I did some research, but I could not find out much.
Such information could help to improve the search function, since sometimes a few modifiers are heavily used (despite them being hard to access) and could e.g. be exposed via the user interface.


Jan Dittrich
UX Design/ User Research

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