[Foundation-l] Darwinian search on wikipedia

Benjamin Piwowarski benjamin at bpiwowar.net
Tue May 26 12:45:30 UTC 2009

On 26 May 2009, at 13:20, geni wrote:

> 2009/5/26 Benjamin Piwowarski <benjamin at bpiwowar.net>:
>> I do not develop more here, since I first want to know if there is
>> some interest.
> At the present time there is a slight lack of open source search
> engines and people interested in working on them would probably be
> better of submitting patches to mediawiki's search code.


I guess it will be harder to make people (at least from university)  
interested in submitting patches to an existing software than to  
provide a way for them to plug-in their search engines. I would at  
least be more interested to work that way, because it is simpler and  
some approaches need more than patches to be implemented. I  
understand  that it may not fit the interests of wikipedia in general,  
but I think it could if done properly by stimulating people to submit  
alternative approaches.


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