SP2013 – How to influence the Language detection at the document/item level

 Hi Search Enthusiasts Today I’d like to demonstrate a small workaround for language detection issues in SP2013. Why document language is important ?  The language is at the center to any linguistics features in SP2013: Tokenization (wordbreaking), Stemming (lemmatization), Fuzzy Name matching, thesaurus etc.OOB we do our best to determine the primary language of any…

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SP2013 – Changing the default group template in Search Results WP (GroupTemplateId)

Hi Search Enthusiasts   I came across the need to change the default group template, for a specific Search Result Web Part.   I have configured my search center with the default layout -all in one column-. Upon certain Query rules, I may encounter results including Best Bets, Result Blocks and Core Results. All those…

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FAST ESP 5.x – Indexer and Large Addresses Awareness

Hi Search Enthusiasts I wanted to share an important update that has been made in indexer for Win32 platform. As you might know, 32-bit process don’t address more than 2 GB of Memory by default on Windows platform. To allow them to go all the way to 4GB (usually when hosted on a 64-bit OS), you…

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SP2013 – Boost your FileShare incremental crawls

Hi Search Enthusiasts I wanted to touch base on a particular hidden feature our SP2013 crawl is leveraging to improve File Shares incremental crawl performance. Before going into details, as a pre-requisite, you will need to confirm that a parent folder modified date changes if one document within that folder is modified. Some old file systems…

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SP2013 – Get Query Suggestions to work with your custom result source in the Search Center.

Hi Search Enthusiasts ! As a reminder about what Query Suggestions are in SP2013 Search: Query suggestions help users find information quickly by showing queries that might be similar to the one they’re typing. For example, as users start to type “sales”, they may be able to pick common sales-related queries from a list below…

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FS4SP – The truth about the u2029 delimiter

Hi   Having seen many entries on this I wanted to clarify one point about the delimiter \u2029 in Fast Search for SP2010.   The delimiter “\u2029” only works in the context of Pipeline Extensibility.   See http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1144.multi-value-property-support-in-fast-search-server-for-sharepoint.aspx. “In the input to the extensibility stage the special character U+2029 is used as a separator for multi-valued…

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SP2013 – Removing the "Nothing here matches your search" for good.

Hi Search Enthusiasts Today I had to customize my SP2013 Search Center to remove the beloved following message   This message is specially annoying when having multiple Search Results potentially pulling results from multiple sources. Some might hit some not. As I was already playing around with Templates, I just created a new Control Search…

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SharePoint Crawl log and the mysterious SearchID !

Hi Search Folks, A very quick post to clarify the mysterious SearchID GUID seen when troubleshooting Crawl Errors. Whenever an item crawl fails to crawl , the URL View page (CA / Search Service Application) will provide you with a error message but also with a SearchID GUID. Well, mystery solved…The SearchID GUID is the…

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SP2013 – Crawler is unable to crawl some file share directories.

Hi Search Enthusiasts ! Today I would like to share a SP2013 crawl issue one of my customers faced a while back. A File Share content source was set up in the Search Service Application but everytime a full crawl completes the crawl log was showing that no documents were sucessfully indexed. How to troubleshoot…

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SP2013 – Querying a document based on its Item ID

Hi Search Enthusiasts ! For troubleshooting purpose, you might want to look at the MPs of a specific document or list item. First you need to identify the internal document id also called the Item ID in the Crawl Log  (CA UI).   Once you have the id you’re looking for, you may use the Search…

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