Azure Search

Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers to incorporate a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain or manage any infrastructure

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  2. Support a DFS Query Then Fetch Search Type

    Support DFS Query then Fetch search type in order to get more accurate scores across shards. (Equivalent to search_type=dfs_query_then_fetch in Elasticsearch.)

    https://www.elastic.co/blog/understanding-query-then-fetch-vs-dfs-query-then-fetch

    https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/search-request-search-type.html

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  3. multi-word synonyms

    Do we have multi-word synonyms?
    If yes, can words between 2 synonym sets overlap? i.e. can I have the following 2 synonym sets:
    USA, United States
    United, together

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  4. Support correlated search on complex collections

    Now that Azure Search supports complex types, it would be useful to be able to combine full-text search and strict Boolean filters when querying over complex collections. Currently this is not possible -- search.ismatch()/ismatchscoring() are not allowed in lambda expressions, and using sub-fields of complex collections in full Lucene queries has uncorrelated semantics.

    For example, if you want to search for hotels that have deluxe rooms with city views, none of these gives you exactly what you want:

    search=Rooms/Description:(city views) AND Rooms/Type:(Deluxe Room)

    search=Rooms/Description:(city views)&$filter=Rooms/any(room: room/Type eq 'Deluxe Room')

    $filter=search.ismatchscoring('city views') and Rooms/any(room: room/Type eq 'Deluxe Room')

    Instead, what you'd…

    10 votes
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  5. Highlight search text on blob documents

    search API should return document that should highlight search text inside the document. So that when i download view the document it should highlight search terms/text in documents like pdf, excel,word and etc.

    same like JFK it will do only for image but good to have document highlighting

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  6. Efficient way to express a true “all”

    Query with any on properties of types Collection is very easy:
    $filter=SocialAccounts/any(x: search.in(x, 'Facebook,Twitter'))

    However if you want to do the same with all you need to do something like which is not that beautifull:
    $filter=tags/any(t: t eq 'Facebook') and tags/any(t: t eq 'Twitter')

    Please implement something like:
    $filter=SocialAccounts/all(x: search.in(x, 'Facebook,Twitter'))

    4 votes
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  7. Fully covered OData filter functions

    Needed for use case like `$filter=length(title) gt 64` and/or `$filter=toupper(firstname)`

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  8. importing data in Azure search services

    Why can't I import data into Azure search services? I'm using the free trial, and there's no Import Data selection on the task bar.

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    Could you explain what you mean by ‘import data’. In Azure Portal we have ‘Import data’ command that enables you to connect to variety of data sources such as SQL Server, Cosmos DB, or blob storage. Then indexer can automatically sync data between your data source and your search index.

  9. Data security based on Gremlin graph API

    Currently security data filtering seems just to be possible based on e.g. a group attribute and checking users group membership using oData filter expressions. When using CosmosDB Gremlin APIs the data is organized as vertices and edges, therefore the security filtering of search results should also be made possible based on Gremlin / subgraph expressions, not only based on oData filter expressions, ideally a possible combination of both. As an example consider a Graph: story (vertex) - belongs to (edge) - group (vertex) - has (edge) - members (vertices) ...and users should only find stories of THEIR groups (which they…

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  10. Skill: extract and index URLs / URIs

    Many documents include references to websites. Just as you identify people or places, please add URL identification, indexing, sorting, filtering, etc.

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  11. Language analyzer - ability to disable word decompounding

    Azure Search has word decompounding (in languages like German, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, Finish, Hungarian, Slovak)
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/searchservice/language-support

    However often it doesn't lead to desired output as we need to find only compound words.
    Especially interested to have it in "et.microsoft" analyzer.

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  12. Return azure search feature values along with documents

    In Azure search, it would be good to return feature values used to rank documents along with documents returned. This could be used to further refine results based on user needs.

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  13. Implement other highlighters

    Right now only Postings highlighter is implemented, which highlights single terms instead of full phrase query. Would be good to have other highlighters.
    As said here : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/42411353/azure-search-highlights-for-phrases-with-double-quotes

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  14. Provide method for escaping characters in the search string like UrlEscape

    Special characters must be escaped to be used as part of the search text. You can escape them by prefixing them with backslash (\). Special characters that need to be escaped include the following:
    + - && || ! ( ) { } [ ] ^ " ~ * ? : \ /
    Is there a built in method, basically the equivalent of UrlEscape, which can do this, or is every developer actually expected to do their own implementation?

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  15. Support multi point Edm.GeographyPoint search

    It would be great if you could sort by nearest where documents could have an array of Edm.GeographyPoints.
    We are currently duplicating documents for every different Edm.GeographyPoint.

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  16. Proximity Search with exact order support

    The lucene query syntax for proximity search allows us to find 2 terms X number of words apart.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/searchservice/lucene-query-syntax-in-azure-search#bkmk_proximity

    A search for "hotel airport"~5 could return documents with "Find a hotel airport" or "hotel near airport" or "going to airport? check out this hotel".

    It would be a big benefit to our clients if we could have a mode for proximity search where it doesn't matter what the order of the words are, as well as a different, more restrictive mode, where proximity search will only find results with the words in in explicit order.

    3 votes
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  17. Configurable matching strategy for more natural searches.

    You can see full details here:
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/43505244/how-to-make-searches-more-natural/43509264#43509264

    The idea is to have something like:
    EnableFuzzy, Enable PartialMatching on the SearchParameters to avoid constructing weird search strings.

    3 votes
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  18. Provide ability of collection Type field to be searched against individual values separately

    For a document, where there are multiple values in its collection type column, it gives it lesser score (and hence either to come lower or may not even come in the result) to it even though the search query has matched with ONE of the values in the list COMPLETELY.

    This is because, currently Azure Search considers list of all the values provided in the collection type as a single string by concatenating all of them.
    My requirement is that if the search query (for that field) matches with any of the values in the collection, it should consider it…

    27 votes
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  19. Provide option to facet on all facetable fields in a Search request

    Some applications can have a large number of facets and it is inconvenient to have to specify them all explicitly in the Search API, as reported here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28542665/azure-search-what-if-i-have-a-lot-of-facets

    If there were an option like facet=* that returned facets on all facetable fields, that would be easier for such cases.

    65 votes
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  20. Support scoring profiles on suggesters

    I think it would be valuable to expand the capabilities of suggesters. Right now, they're somewhat limited. I think it would be nice if they provided the flexibility of scoring profiles. The reason why is because sometimes, it might be nice to show the most recently added or viewed documents (i.e. Edm.DateTimeOffset) as suggestions. Other times, you may want to show the most popular, or most viewed, documents (i.e Edm.Int32). These are just two scenarios that I would like to cover with suggestions, but, I'm a bit limited.

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