Grants:IdeaLab/Search recent changes

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Search recent changes
A search engine for recent changes text, context, and metadata
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created on20:17, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

A search engine would be much more useful than traditional recent changes formats.

A search index for recent changes would be able to help people find whether a fact has been updated, study patterns of editing, and help spot advocacy and COI editing.

What is your solution?[edit]

Implementing a search index and providing a search engine for each diff of each revision (recent changes) on a wiki in real time, optionally with or without context and metadata.

Project goals[edit]

  1. A search form with
    1. a text input box;
    2. a pre-checked checkmark labeled, "search added, removed, and changed text of each revision";
    3. a checkbox labeled, "search the full text of the diffs showing each revision";
    4. a checkbox labeled "search the usernames and IP addresses saving each revision"; and
    5. two date input fields, labeled "from date" and "to date" representing the early and late bounds of the search when either or both are filled, respectively.
  2. Performing the search will link to the matching list of diffs, with summary excerpt information such as username, date, and keywords in context.

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