A quick update this week. Below you'll find the weekly update from the
Search Platform team for the week starting 2018-01-15.
*Programming note*: Due to the Wikimedia Foundation Developers Summit and
All-hands event there won't be an update for the week of 22 Jan. We'll
resume the week after, 29 Jan.
=== Search ===
* Trey put together a 45 minute presentation covering the very basics on
how full-text search works. There's more information in the description on
== Did you know? ==
* Basque,  spoken in the Basque Country between France and Spain, is a
linguistic isolate,  meaning that it is not known to be related to any
other language. Korean  is also a linguistic isolate. The origin of most
spoken isolates like these is lost to history—though many linguists believe
they are in fact related to other spoken languages, just so distantly that
the relationship cannot be conclusively proven. However, a signed
isolate—Nicaraguan Sign Language —came into existence among deaf
children in Nicaragua in the 1970s and 1980s, and linguists were able to
document its fascinating development!
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