Related questions: Better selection automatism possible? [answered]

asked 2014-03-25 02:37:23 +0300

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updated 2014-10-23 16:51:18 +0300

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Here on Together, I just read the question Set 'like' on app in app delete screen. By chance I looked on the "Related questions" column to the right – only to see listed there "Fritz!Box/AVM: How many are interested in Sailfish-Port? [not relevant]". Yes, it says it all about relevance already.

I understand, determining relevance using an algorithm is difficult (the big search engine players have put huge amounts of money into getting meaningful results). But maybe there are some simple switches and sliders that could be adjusted to get better results? E.g., questions that already have been specified as "not relevant" (and possibly some other of the question closing options, e.g. "spam") can generally be barred from this list.

PS: Most items in that list did not seem to be really relevant to the question. I wonder, what will be related to this question?

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by jgr
close date 2014-03-25 10:49:11.394116



The related questions seem to be selected based on the amount of tags they have in common. It could definitely at least filter out the spam, duplicates, etc. Thanks for the feedback, we'll try to improve this at some point.

Keto ( 2014-03-25 10:43:36 +0300 )edit

Ok, it came to the attention, that's enough. I close this question. No hurry necessary (Sailfish improvement has priority).

jgr ( 2014-03-25 10:48:49 +0300 )edit