Is there an illustration to represent how each successive keyword is interpreted

toothy557 toothy557
Created: 2 years and 6 months ago • Updated: 2 years and 6 months ago
I think it's important to graphically illustrate how DDG's search results correspond to query strings (e.g. priority relations, sequential association and so forth), at least to give users some confidence about whether they've done the best they can -- if not for the community! I've had several ideas to improve queries; but without a baseline understanding about DDG, I haven't been able to reify them. How can I learn more?

For example: interative search refinement to progressively filter through search results. Does this really make any sense to provide? There's likely a few (if not many) aspects in which it does, but I'm sure you try the best you can to support this within single queries.

Next, consider a state-preserving hierarchy so users can experimentally browse through their query constructions with ease.

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duckduckian
Well there's a blogpost about it https://duck.co/blog/post/223/duckduckgo... and here is a cool picture [https://images.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fpbs.twimg.com%2Fmedia%2FCULbDObUwAAJr3C.jpg&f=1]

and an instant answer for it https://duckduckgo.com/?q=duckduckgo+syn...
posted by duckduckian 2 years and 6 months ago Link
toothy557
Do you mind if I quote my original post? Here it is:

"Does this really make any sense to provide? There's likely a few (if not many) aspects in which it does, but I'm sure you try the best you can to support this within single queries."

I hope you're experienced with search engines enough to personally understand how they're incomplete.
posted by toothy557 2 years and 6 months ago Link
duckduckian
I too have the same feeling about search engines. I hope the advise I gave you will help you with DDG
posted by duckduckian 2 years and 6 months ago Link
toothy557
I'm afraid people like Gabriel Weinberg become satisfied by their modest success and become oblivious to real challenges, so I don't want this topic to look like it has been resolved by a few links to information on DDG's search syntax.
posted by toothy557 2 years and 6 months ago Link
duckduckian
Of course, I totally agree. I am sorry that I was unable to help. Mybe you could ressugest the topic (or if it helps report it here https://duckduckgo.com/feedback)
posted by duckduckian 2 years and 6 months ago Link
toothy557
I'm feeling immensely NOT lucky.
posted by toothy557 2 years and 6 months ago Link