Is boolean search important?
#6685 (In Topic #1731)
Eventually things moved to a much simpler phrase based search. The search phrase was broken down to keywords and an algorithm would rank results based on how well it matched the keywords (basically) - like a fuzzy AND query between the keywords.
MySQL full text search works in the newer way, although you can also force a boolean search mode.
Composr supports both modes.
I want to know if nowadays anybody cares about, or expects, boolean search support.
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I cannot remember the last time I used the Boolean search.
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