5 Replies - 280 Views - Last Post: 17 June 2021 - 07:06 PM

#1 sonnet   User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head

Reputation: 0
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3
  • Joined: 17-June 21

Easiest way to implement predictive search on an intranet site

Posted 17 June 2021 - 06:45 AM

Hi all,

In my workplace, we have an intranet website developed internally that we use for CRM.
The data of our clients are shown there (MS SQL server is used as a backend to store data).
The site has a limited search functionality at the moment (it'll try to match the text you type in one of the 3 fields that are indexed -company, staff contact, and director name).

I'm trying to find info about what would be the easiest method to implement a more sophisticated search (ideally that makes use of AI), like the one implemented by Google or Amazon on their website.
It doesn't have to be so sophisticated, anything better than what I described above would do it.
Ideally, the search should be able to guess what you're looking for based on your role, your portfolio of clients, and previous searches.
It would be great if it could understand what you mean (i.e search query 'song la la la' that returns as result 'ATC -All around the world' on youtube.
It would be great to implement vocal search as well.

But again it doesn't have to be that complex. Any info on where to look or which resources are readily available would be greatly appreciated.
Do you know if there are (and what would be the best) search engines/AI libraries/API that is open source and that would fit this purpose? if this is not the right place to ask, on which other website or forum do you think should I ask for?

Thank you in advance

Is This A Good Question/Topic? 0
  • +

Replies To: Easiest way to implement predictive search on an intranet site

#2 modi123_1   User is offline

  • Suitor #2
  • member icon



Reputation: 16302
  • View blog
  • Posts: 64,852
  • Joined: 12-June 08

Re: Easiest way to implement predictive search on an intranet site

Posted 17 June 2021 - 06:51 AM

What is the front end written in?

Are you saving everyone's searches now?

Are you looking for just predictive text to show up, or what specific functionality are you looking for?
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#3 sonnet   User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head

Reputation: 0
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3
  • Joined: 17-June 21

Re: Easiest way to implement predictive search on an intranet site

Posted 17 June 2021 - 08:08 AM

1. css
javascript
HTML

2. We're not saving searches at the moment, but we're already planning to record this metric.

3.-autocomplete suggestions
-use synonyms
-personalization

These are the features that I came up with, but if you have any other suggestions, it is welcomed.

This post has been edited by Skydiver: 17 June 2021 - 09:55 AM
Reason for edit:: Removed unnecessary quote. No need to quote the post above yours.

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#4 modi123_1   User is offline

  • Suitor #2
  • member icon



Reputation: 16302
  • View blog
  • Posts: 64,852
  • Joined: 12-June 08

Re: Easiest way to implement predictive search on an intranet site

Posted 17 June 2021 - 08:44 AM

Auto complete really isn't machine learning, it's just an ajax call or so.

Ex: https://www.w3school...utocomplete.asp
https://developer.mo...es/autocomplete
https://www.tutorial...utocomplete.htm

I am not understanding what you mean by 'use synonyms' or personalization.

Quote

but if you have any other suggestions, it is welcomed.

I really don't know your business space or company. I would strongly recommend talking to your users to see what would best benefit their day in and day out work loads.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#5 sonnet   User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head

Reputation: 0
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3
  • Joined: 17-June 21

Re: Easiest way to implement predictive search on an intranet site

Posted 17 June 2021 - 02:22 PM

Thank you for your answer.

This post has been edited by Skydiver: 17 June 2021 - 07:02 PM
Reason for edit:: Removed unnecessary quote. No need to quote the post above yours.

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#6 Skydiver   User is offline

  • Code herder
  • member icon

Reputation: 7816
  • View blog
  • Posts: 26,102
  • Joined: 05-May 12

Re: Easiest way to implement predictive search on an intranet site

Posted 17 June 2021 - 07:06 PM

There is no need to quote the post above yours. Just use the big Reply button or the Fast Reply area.

There was a group that I loosely hung out with and they got "good enough" plain text and synonym searches by just letting Lucene index their data.
Was This Post Helpful? 1
  • +
  • -

Page 1 of 1