Enhanced Search Release Notes

 The following sections describe what's new in the release and, where applicable links to additional information on functionality have been provided.

Products:

Product:  Enhanced Search

 

Release Number: 3.12

Release Date: November 2, 2017

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-677: Fixed an issue where cross-contamination seems to happen when a user has multiple tabs open with different instances loaded in each. When navigating back and forth between these tabs the instances are being cross-contaminated.
  • ENHS-753: Removed duplicated validation pop ups.
  • ENHS-916: Enhanced Search User Interface updated - added the ability to expand or collapse the two containers on the Results Tab at once.
  • ENHS-917: Additional changes have been implemented to improve user experience.
  • ENHS-960: Technical ticket: changes have been implemented to improve user experience.
  • Additional general fixes and back-end changes have been implemented to improve user experience.

Search results page

  • ENHS-922: Accessibility enhancements - Introduced language tags to navigation elements for pages set with a language in the application. This will enable navigation elements to be read in the correct language while within an English oriented area of the site.
  • ENHS-925: Fixed an issue query suggestions displaying Unicode Character 'AMPERSAND' (U+0026) displaying rather than &.

Release Number: 3.11

Release Date: September 26, 2017

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-677: Fixed an issue where cross-contamination seems to happen when a user has multiple tabs open with different instances loaded in each. When navigating back and forth between these tabs the instances are being cross-contaminated.
  • ENHS-753: Removed duplicated validation pop ups.
  • ENHS-916: Enhanced Search User Interface updated - added the ability to expand or collapse the two containers on the Results Tab at once.
  • ENHS-917: Additional changes have been implemented to improve user experience.
  • ENHS-960: Technical ticket: changes have been implemented to improve user experience.
  • Additional general fixes and back-end changes have been implemented to improve user experience.

Search results page

  • ENHS-922: Accessibility enhancements - Introduced language tags to navigation elements for pages set with a language in the application. This will enable navigation elements to be read in the correct language while within an English oriented area of the site.
  • ENHS-925: Fixed an issue query suggestions displaying Unicode Character 'AMPERSAND' (U+0026) displaying rather than &.

Release Number: 3.10

Release Date: August 15, 2017

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-309: CMS Lite application Alert messages are now be displayed within the Enhanced Search application.
  • ENHS-845: Mosaic Module Usage Tab - Enhanced Search author may now view which search instances make use of their shared mosaic modules.
  • ENHS-849: Enhanced Search User Interface updated - added two expand/collapse containers to all tabs.
  • ENHS-898: Additional changes have been implemented to improve user experience.
  • ENHS-899: Fixed an issue with the Settings Tabs which was causing "Type" drop-down list  to display null.
  • ENHS-902: Technical ticket - back-end change implemented to improve operations in terms of managing and configuring deployments into each environment.
  • ENHS-904: Enhancement -  improved analytics by implementing a method to gather Mosaic results click through analytics.
  • ENHS-902: Technical ticket - Mosaic module embedded images must now employ HTTPS.
  • Additional general fixes and back-end changes have been implemented to improve user experience.

Search results page

  • ENHS-889: In order to provide improved visualization and reduce conflicts with hyperlinked metadata the display URL has been moved directly under the Title Link.

Release Number: 3.9

Release Date: June 20, 2017

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-875: Release of a new tool set within Enhanced Search has been launched, called Shared Mosaics. This feature allows the Enhanced Search author to share their Mosaic modules and records with other search instances.
    • Enhanced Search author now has option to share their Mosaic modules and records with other search instances. Alternatively the user may keep the Mosaic modules and records private. may keep the Mosaic modules and records private.
    • Enhanced Search author has option to add or remove a shared Mosaic module to their search instance.
    • Additional changes have been implemented to improve user experience.
    • This new feature applies to www2.gov.bc.ca, intranets and ALC sites
  • ENHS-835: Similar to Content Usage Tab, Enhanced Search Usage tab provides the ability to see what Embedded search instance is being used on a page in CMS Lite.
  • ENHS-850: A Mosaic Module can be cloned by any user who has edit permissions on the module.
  • ENHS-854: A  Enhanced Search author with edit permissions on a Mosaic Module may assign or un-assign search security groups to a module.

Release Number: 3.8.1

Release Date: May 30, 2017

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-863: Technical ticket: changes have been implemented to improve user experience.

Search results page

  • ENHS-842: new Enhanced Search details page.
  • ENHS-847: structured attributes in Enhanced Search details pages such as phone numbers, email address are now hyperlinked.

Release Number: 3.8

Release Date: May 30, 2017

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-765: Enhancement - provides the ability to disable metadata filter instead of deleting a entry from the system.
  • ENHS-781: Enhancement - user may configure the application to order search results by metadata values that are included in individual documents.
  • ENHS-809: Enhancement - provides user the ability to enable/ disable show more link.
  • ENHS-813: Enhancement - new search tab filter "Forms" added to the Search Results Tab list.
  • ENHS-816: Enhancement - provides the ability to enable/ disable displaying search results displayURL's.
  • ENHS-817: Enhancement - provides the ability to enable/ disable displaying search results descriptions.
  • ENHS-819: Enhancement - provides the ability to enable/ disable displaying metadata in search results.
  • General fixes and back-end changes have been implemented to improve user experience

Search results page

  • ENHS-809: Enhancement - provides a method for website user to display the entire search results description.
  • ENHS-810: Defect - details page intermittently renders wrong language
  • ENHS-812: Enhancement - structured attributes in search results such as phone numbers, email address are now hyperlinked.
  • ENHS-814: Enhancement - user selected facets now render above search results tabs in addition to the facets in the left hand navigation.

Release Number: 3.7

Release Date: February 16, 2017

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-769: Technical ticket: Multi-Language Support
  • ENHS-787: Enhancement - allow the user to specify the language for search configurations.
  • ENHS-788: Enhancement - Various labels on the Enhanced Search presentation templates (including gov.bc.ca) have been translated into 5 languages.
    •     The five languages (plus English) supported with this release are: French, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese and Korean.
          Only hard coded labels found within the body of page (including the right column) will change to the language selected. The labels/links found in the header and footer area are NOT translated.

  • ENHS-789: A fix has been applied to Results Page Size and Results Page Length value causes java exception.
  • ENHS-804: Increased the Enhanced Search Title and Description character limits
  • General fixes and back-end changes have been implemented to improve user experience.

Search results page

  • ENHS-770: A fix has been applied to Related Queries.
  • ENHS-773: Enhancement - changed how the query suggestion event is triggered to support both direct input and input using tools such as IME.
  • ENHS-785: Enhancement - updated the MH details page map request to HTTPS.
  • ENHS-793: Enhancement - changed the "Directory" tab label from 'Directory' to 'Programs'.
  • General fixes and changes have been made to improve user experience.

Release Number: 3.6.1

Release Date: January 31, 2017

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-736: A fix has been applied to correct an issue that caused an unexpected error when a user enters a decimal results page size or the results title length configuration input field.
  • ENHS-779: A fix has been applied to the to ensure the "All" tab is highlighted by default.
  • ENHS-780: A fix has been applied to correct "invalid search page" multiple popup notifications.
  • ENHS-794: Further enhancements and refinements applied to the description input field.
  • General fixes and back-end changes have been implemented to improve user experience.

Search results page

  • ENHS-742: Enhancement - search pages and results pages now return a 200 header response.
  • ENHS-755: A fix has been applied to Mosaic Results - Responsive Mode - spacing issue when there is a more info and when there is not a more info link.
  • ENHS-776: Enhancement - detail pages are now able to display large profiles over 1500 characters.
  • ENHS-784: A fix has been applied to detail pages in order to return a 404 if the record UID does not exist.
  • ENHS-792: Enhancement - changed the Directory tab label from 'Directory' to 'Programs'.
  • General fixes and changes have been made to improve user experience.

Release Number: 3.6

Release Date: January 10, 2017

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-737: Enhancements applied to date range filtering. You now have the option to use a metadata date value.
  • ENHS-748: A fix has been applied to correct an issue that caused an unexpected validation error when saving a search configuration in the Results Page form if the search configuration has recordset search pages defined but no CMS Lite search page.
  • ENHS-761: A fix has been applied to correct an issue that caused duplicate "Invalid Search Page" messages when attempting to save or publish an invalid search configuration from the Results Page Tab.
  • ENHS-762: Fixed: Validation error occurs when saving or publishing a configuration from the search results page.
  • ENHS-762: Removed the search instance validation from the unpublish methods.
  • ENHS-768: Further enhancements and refinements applied to the list of search configurations look and feel.
  • General fixes and back-end changes have been implemented.

Search results page

  • ENHS-721: Enhancements applied to results page pagination to improve user experience.
  • ENHS-730: Enhancements applied to query suggestion drop-down list box to improve user experience.
  • ENHS-738: Enhancements applied to Mosaic results to improve user experience. When a Mosaic result is provided with a image the image is now hyperlinked.
  • ENHS-763: General fixes and changes have been made to improve user experience.
  • ENHS-774: Details page enhancements have been applied to improve user experience.
     

Release Number: 3.5

Release Date:  November 22, 2016

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-596: A fix has been applied to correct an issue that caused an unexpected error when a user attempts to save an Enhanced Search instance that references a deleted CMS Lite page. 
  • ENHS-666: An enhancement has been implemented so that Tabs always appear in the same order.
  • ENHS-717: Technical ticket - back-end enhancement implemented to improve performance in certain areas of the application.
  • ENHS-720: An enhancement has been implemented to allow an administrator to configure their search results to display or not display metadata labels when the value is empty.
  • ENHS-723: Technical ticket - back-end enhancement implemented to remove GSA reports tab.
  • ENHS-733: An enhancement has been implemented to search configuration list functionality and look and feel to improve user experience.
  • ENHS-734: New MCFD details page.
  • ENHS-739: Technical ticket - Other back-end changes have been implemented to improve performance in certain areas of the application.
  • ENHS-740: Technical ticket - A fix has been applied to correct an issue that caused an unexpected syntax error.
  • ENHS-743: Enhancement has been implemented to MCFD details page.
  • ENHS-745: Updated published glyphicon.

Search results page

  • ENHS-724: Enhancements applied to Mosaic results to improve user experience.
  • ENHS-731: Accessibility - Additional accessibility improvements applied to search results pages.
  • ENHS-754: A fix has been applied to correct an issue that caused some results to not display the page URL.

Release Number: 3.4

Release Date:  October 18, 2016

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • A fix has been applied to correct an issue that allowed an Enhanced Search configuration to not save when published.
  • Additional validation improvements have been added to the Map Template validator.
  • An enhancement has been implemented to allow an administrator to configure their search results to exclude or include one or more file types, such as HTML, PDF, and so on.
  • An enhancement has been implemented to allow the Record Set service to have more than one page to be associated to a search configuration.
  • An enhancement has been implemented to allow an administrator to configure their search results to exclude or include one or more website domains.
  • Cloning confirmation has been added so that the user will be prompted to confirm cloning a configuration.
  • Additional validation improvements have been added to the results page size.
  • Additional validation improvements have been added to the results title length.
  • Updated the Enhanced Search manual and Release Notes links in the Enhanced Search Help dropdown.
  • A fix has been applied to correct an issue that caused an unexpected error when certain special characters are added to the configuration filter input field.
  • An enhancement has been implemented so that the Tab order is saved to the cloned instance when cloning a configuration.
  • An enhancement has been implemented where the Recordset option is now restricted by site.
  • Other back-end changes have been implemented to improve performance in certain areas of the application.
  • Additional validation and accessibility improvements have been added to Mosaic results. Image Alt tag description is now mandatory if there is an image provided.
  • A fix has been applied to correct an issue where the user was unable to delete a cloned Mosaic record that had previously been published.
  • When you save a search configuration the Map tab is no longer allowed to be the first or only tab.
  • An enhancement has been implemented to allow up to 2000 characters in the Mosaic records keyword trigger field.
  • Additional logic has been added to Tab’s to allow improve handling cancel requests.  Confirmation has been added so that the user will be prompted to confirm the cancellation and loss of any unsaved changes.
  • A fix has been applied to correct an issue when cloning a configuration the Map tab URL is now preserved in the cloned configuration.

Search results page

  • Additional accessibility improvements.
  • A fix has been applied to correct an issue that caused some metadata to not display on details pages.
  • A fix has been applied to correct an issue that caused incorrect number of results pages to be displayed in the results page pagination.
  • A fix has been applied to correct an issue that caused an error if an invalid value is set for the Tab request parameter.
  • A fix has been applied to process the spelling suggestion value returned by the GSA in order to strip out the inmeta filters provided in the suggestion.

Release Number: 3.3

Release Date:  July 26, 2016

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-592: When a user publishes or un-publishes Mosaic results the application now provides confirmation message confirming successful completion.
  • ENHS-595: New configuration property to list sites that have Mosaic modules enabled.
  • ENHS-648: Defect - fixed enhanced search configuration user is then unable to delete chosen search tabs.

Search results page

  • ENHS-595: Results rendering checks to see if site has Mosaic results enabled before rendering Mosaic results.
  • ENHS-600: Defect - fixed results page no longer displays filetype:pptx OR filetype:... in the  “Did you mean: returned by the GSA.
  • ENHS-640 Accessibility - Accessibility improvements. (report is error free when an Enhanced Search result page is validated against https://validator.w3.org/).
  • ENHS-644: Defect - fixed encode characters in facets cause 500 errors when filtering is applied.

Release Number: 3.2

Release Date:  June 28, 2016

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-574: New Open Information Directly Awarded Contracts and Calendars details pages.
  • ENHS-594: When a user adds text to filter term input field and press keyboard enter key the cursor now remains in the input text field.
  • ENHS-594: User now has ability to select a search configuration to delete via the checkbox in the left and the action menu.
  • ENHS-630: Details pages no longer give a 500 error in QA.
  • ENHS-638: Back-end changes have been implemented to improve performance in certain areas of the application.

Search results page

  • ENHS-608: Embedded Enhanced Search results page now inherits the IA and breadcrumb from a sub theme or topic page where the embedded search request originated.
  • ENHS-613: Accessibility - increased contrast search results pagination buttons.
  • ENHS-617: Accessibility - Accessibility improvements.
  • ENHS-625: Pagination now displays the current page if the current page is greater than 5.
  • ENHS-629: Results page search button now displays search icon instead of the "Search" text.
  • ENHS-631: Search results page now displays all metadata names and metadata values provided
  • ENHS-636: When a users search query has an apostrophe search no longer displays an error.

Release Number: 3.1

Release Date:  June 14, 2016

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-268: Enhanced Search author now has the ability to collapse/ expand left pane in order to provide user more space in the application interface.
  • ENHS-557: The Action buttons scroll with you when user is editing large configuration pane.
  • ENHS-569: Recommended Links - added back-end enhancements, improved save and load times. Enhanced Search author now option to preview Recommended Links in QA before publication. 
  • ENHS-570: Related Queries added back-end enhancements, improved save and load times. Enhanced Search author now option to preview Related Queries in QA before publication. 
  • ENHS-582: Technical ticket - back-end improvements and bug fix.
  • ENHS-589: Enhanced Search author now has the ability to configure the "page size" which controls the number of search results per page returned by the application for a given search query.
  • ENHS-602: Mosaic results - back-end improvements and bug fix.
  • ENHS-603: Technical ticket - back-end improvements and logging level.
  • ENHS-604: Technical ticket - title length back-end and validation message improvements.
  • Other back-end enhancements and bug fixes have been implemented

Search results page

  • ENHS-607: Defect - fixed HTML results links opening in a new tab/ window. Target attribute should open new window or tab for documents only. example: PDF, DOC
  • ENHS-609: Accessibility improvements.
  • ENHS-610: Defect - fixed results page tab-specific metadata and meta filters not correctly applied to search results.
  • ENHS-625: Defect - fixed "Searches related to your search term"

 


Release Number: 3.0

Release Date:  May 24, 2016

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-171: Replaced GSA OneBox Search Provider with Mosaic Search Provider.
  • ENHS-516: Enhanced Search author now has the ability to configure individual Tabs (Web, News, Services...) in order to display specific attributes for each Tab's search results.
  • ENHS-531: Results sort order metadata label. Enhanced Search author now has the ability to add a custom Sort by Metadata label.
  • ENHS-554: Enhanced Search author now has the ability to clone a search configuration.
  • ENHS-558: Fixed defect: when a search instance is saved, the cached version of the search instance in the request session is not updated to reflect the changes.
  • ENHS-561: Enhanced Search author now has the ability to use their keyboard enter key when searching for titles or page ID's.
  • ENHS-562: Back-end changes have been implemented to improve performance in certain areas of the application.
  • ENHS-565: Fixed defect: 500 error produced when loading tabs if instance did not validate on previous save.
  • ENHS-567: Enhanced Search author now has the ability to edit Mosaic module names after the module has been created.
  • ENHS-571: Back-end changes to improve application usability and performance when the user clicks on the "Add New Metadata" or "Add Meta Tag Filter" buttons.
  • ENHS-581: Enhanced Search author now has the ability to enable or disable the display of Mosaic results on a tab-by-tab basis within a search instance.
  • ENHS-584: Back-end changes have been implemented to improve performance in certain areas of the application.

Search results page

  • ENHS-531: Custom metadata label displays on a search results page within Search Tools.
  • ENHS-580: "Narrow your Search” text has been updated to display “Searches related to your search term”.

 


Release Number: 2.10

Release Date:  April 05, 2016

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • ENHS-445: Fixed defect where Mosaic record pagination produced error.
  • ENHS-474: Fixed defect where facet filter will not remove from selected state when special characters are within a facet.
  • ENHS-530: Improved method to specify number of bytes used for search results title.
  • ENHS-549: Fixed defect where Related Queries will not save more than 50 records.
  • ENHS-553: User now has the ability to add meta tag filter to restrict searches by matching metadata within content.
  • ENHS-556: Extend the search instance capability to allow users to filter by Search Page ID.

Search results page

  • ENHS-366: Fixed defect where facets with special characters may produce error page.
  • ENHS-550: Added additional file types to be included in Documents Tab search results.
  • ENHS-518: New ability to display page title and page description on a search results page.

Release Number: 2.10

Release Date:  March 15, 2016

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • Search by Date Ranges – Enhanced Search administrator may configure search instance to provide website users Search by Date Range options.
  • New drop down button tree menu to create search instances.
  • Enhanced Search administrator may configure the search results link titles length.

Search results page

  • New Search Tools tab.
  • Search by Date Ranges options now provided in Search Tools tab. – user may filter search results by Any Time, Today, Past 7 Days, Past 30 Days, Past 90 Days, or a Custom Date Range.
  • Reset link now provided in Search Tools tab.
  • Sorting search results toggle links now provided in Search Tools tab.
  • Fixed: search results not wrapping long filename on mobile devices.
  • Fixed: HTML styling tag.

 


Release Number: 2.9

Release Date:  January 12, 2016

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • Sort search results – Enhanced Search administrator can now configure which method website users may sort their search results.
    • Best match/Most recent (sort by relevance or date)
    • Most recent/Best match (sort by date or relevance)
    • Metadata/Best match  (sort by metadata ascending order or relevance)
  • Remove Mosaic module “Save” and “Save&Close” buttons from Module edit page.
  • Fixed: Recommended Links error message to use the phrase Invalid URL.
  • Plus, additional back-end fixes to improve stability and usability.

Search results page

  • New sorting search results toggle links now provided on search results pages.
  • Set all query suggestions tables widths to 100%.
  • Fixed: Documents tab now provides "Narrow your search" results at the bottom of the search results page.

 


Release Number: 2.8

Release Date:  December 08, 2015

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • Updated references to Mosaic and Recommended Links.
  • Fixed: reference to missing image
  • Removed unnecessary notification in details pane
  • Plus, additional back-end fixes to improve stability and usability.

Search results page

  • Facet groups with more than seven results now provided "More" link to request additional facets.
  • Facet groups displays counts for all matching results, as well as the number of values not displayed for an group.
  • Improved expand/collapse facet group chevron font weight

 


Release Number: 2.7

Release Date:  November 24, 2015

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • Display Published Date & Published By - Enhanced Search application now displays published date and published by information in the Settings pane.
  • Search Mosaic module name validation and feedback message has been added. Module name must be 32 or fewer characters, beginning with an alphabetic character followed by characters from the set [A-Za-z_0-9.-]
  • You can now configure your Enhanced Search instance to display search results metadata and an associated label.
  • You can now configure search results link titles to display metadata titles rather than page titles.
  • Disabled keyboard enter key on all fields except within dropdown list, on active buttons and text areas.

Search results page

  • Changes to search results descriptions - If Metadata description or Metadata & Snippet description options have been selected then the metadata description value will be used if present otherwise the metadata dc.description value will be used. If neither value exists then no value will be displayed.
  • Search results now displays metadata and an associated label below search results descriptions
  • Changes to search results link title - If Metadata title option has been selected then the metadata title will be displayed; if no metadata title exist but dc.title exist then search will display the information. If neither exist the link title will not display.   
  • New toggle-down/up arrow glyphicon-chevron

 


Release Number: 2.5

Release Date:  October 27, 2015

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • Search Mosaic image validation - Enhanced Search application checks the dimensions of the Search Mosaic image when a Search Mosaic record is created/edited. If the image does not conform to the expected dimensions (currently 250x250px) the application will notify the Enhanced Search user. The user can still publish even if the image does not conform. This is just a warning to the Enhanced Search user.
  • Expand your search - Enhanced Search application user may configure their results page to provide user the option to expand their search to include all government results.

Search results page

  • Changes to how Search Mosaic results, Recommended Links and Related Queries display on mobile devices
    • Search Mosaic images are now responsive
    • In desktop mode, the Search Mosaic results stack vertically.
    • In desktop mode, the Search Mosaic results display to the right of the search results
    • In tablet and mobile mode, the Search Mosaic results display above the search results: below the search tabs, if any, and above related queries and keywords if present.
    • In tablet and mobile mode, if there is a single Search Mosaic result then the results will be displayed in the center of the page with a gray background on either side to the edge of the page.
    • In tablet and mobile mode, if there are multiple Search Mosaic results they will be displayed in a horizontal ribbon across the page with the currently active Search Mosaic results record left-justified on the page. If all of the Search Mosaic results records in the ribbon cannot be rendered on the page at the same time then the user will be able to browse left and right through them using either a swipe gesture (for touch-capable devices) or left and right arrow buttons on the edge of the page (for non-touch capable devices). Left and right arrow buttons on the edge of the page available for touch-capable devices for users on who prefer to use buttons instead of swiping.
    • In all modes, the Search Mosaic results text is rendered below the Search Mosaic image.
    • In all modes, if the Search Mosaic results image cannot be loaded then the image will not be displayed.
  • Expand your search - if a search user does not find results they are looking for a user may choose to expand their search to include all government results.
  • Within the ("burger menu") in the header; website users can now perform searches that are confined to the Theme/ Topic.

 


Release Number: 2.4

Release Date:  September 29, 2015

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • Mosaic Search Delete button updated to display Delete Selected
  • Mosaic Search Publish to Prod button updated to display Published Selected
  • Mosaic Search Unpublish from Prod button updated to display Unpublished Selected
  • Search results facets now display attributes such as Integers, currency and dates
  • User may choose page title or metadata title of a node or asset to display in search results
  • Additional links added to navigation bar (Help, Admin, CMS Lite, Logout)
  • Fixed: bug where incorrect content displays in tabs
  • A new View Production button added to the Settings and Results Page Tabs 
  • You now have the ability to configure your search results tabs to display on results page (Web, News and Documents)
  • Fixed: alignment of elements in Setting Tab
  • Pressing F5 to clear screen no longer produces error 

Search results page

  • Fixed a bug with the "Facets" fails when a user attempts to remove special characters located in facets
  • Search results facets now display attributes such as Integers, currency and dates
  • New Search Tabs (Web, News and Documents) added to results pages to help users further refine their results
  • Fixed: Mosaic Search returning results for single character searches
  • Search results now display file type 
  • Fixed: Mosaic Search Results now display square corners and adjusted alignment
  • Fixed: CSS issues
  • Fixed: Mosaic Search Results no longer case sensitive
  • Faceted Search Results
    • new look and feel
    • collapse and expand functionality
 

Release Number: 2.3

Release Date:  August 04, 2015

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • Truncating Display URLs In Search Results
  • Removed extraneous information from Enhanced Search Settings Pane
  • Fixed a bug with the "Query Suggestions" fails when a user attempts to add a second word
 

Release Number: 2.2

Release Date:  July 14, 2015

What's New?

Enhanced Search

  • Implemented a fix to prevent empty searches being submitted.
  • A [View QA] action button has been added to the Settings Pane. 
  • Implemented a permanent fix to pagination as it was not functioning correctly.
  • Fixed search results page defect where metadata description field displayed more than 255 characters. 
  • limited the amount of characters a user can apply to navigation title (maximum of 35 characters) 
  • Increased the delay before activating a query suggestion.
 

Release Number: 2.0

Release Date:  June 21, 2015

What's New?

Enhanced Search

New and Changed Features

The following sections describe new and changed Enhanced Search features in release 2.0

  • Updated User Interface/ Experience
  • Ability to create new private configuration
  • Settings tab
  • Ability to create, modify and delete Recommended Links
  • Ability to create, modify and delete Related Queries
  • Ability to create, view, delete and export Search Reports
  • Ability to create, modify, delete and export Mosaic Search records
  • User Verification notifications
  • New search rendering engine
  • New responsive search results pages.
  • Plus, additional back-end fixes to improve stability and usability.

Enhanced Search Release 2.0 presents a complete visual redesign of the Enhanced Search graphical user interface (GUI). The new GUI improves usability while providing a seamless transition between Enhanced Search and CMS Lite and leveraging Google Search Appliance’s many robust features and logic.

User Interface/ Experience

New tab functionality designed to provide users easy access to Enhanced Search features. The new tab functionality presents the following options:

Settings tab

  • New public/ private text field so users may identify the environment their search instance will reside in Internet or Intranet
  • New configuration title input field allows users to add a unique configuration title.
  • Page Published field changed to Status.
  • New Search ID field
  • Page ID drop-down list now allows users to select an available CMS Lite Search Page.
  • Users are now only able to select frontends and collections assigned to their specific search group.
  • Updated Save Settings button.

Recommended Links

A Recommended Links associates a specific term with a particular result, enabling Enhanced Search users to specify a search result to appear at the top of the search results page. (Recommended Links are associated to a specific frontend).

Enhance Search users now have the ability to:

  • create, modify and delete Recommended Links
  • search for Recommended Links by search terms
  • specify Recommended Links criteria
  • sort Recommended Links by Search Terms, Terms Occur As, URL for Match and Title for Match

Related Queries

Related Queries are associated to a specific frontend to associate alternative words or phrases with a specific search term. When a web visitor enters that search term, the Related Query appears as a suggestion. They can then click the suggestion to perform another search. 

Enhanced Search users now have the ability to:

  • create, modify and delete Related Queries
  • search by Related Queries search terms
  • sort Related Queries by search terms and Related Queries terms

Search Reports

Search Reports are associated to a specific collection. Users will be able to create reports summarizing visitor search queries for a specific time frame.

Enhanced Search users now have the ability to:

  • define and create Search Reports from collections assigned to their specific search group
  • view, delete and export Search Reports from collections assigned to specific search group
  • sort reports by Report Name, Creation Time, Report From date, Report To date and Status

Mosaic Search

Mosaic Search provided search page visitors access to real-time data through Enhanced Search Mosaic Search service. A Mosaic Search result is triggered by specific keywords assigned to a record matching a website visitor’s search term.

Enhanced Search users now have the ability to:

  • add and delete Mosaic Search modules
  • add, edit and delete Mosaic Search records
  • export report of configuration Mosaic Search records

Configuration creation

  • Ability to create new private search configurations

User notifications

  • All action buttons now prompt user to confirm actions
  • Many new confirmation notification messages

New responsive search results pages.

 


Release Date:  June 18, 2013

What's New?

The following functionality has been added/changed:

  • Main government inline search
    • Query suggestion service provides suggestions that complete a user’s search query
  • Main government search results page
    • Query suggestion service provides suggestions that complete a user’s search query
    • Narrow your Search dynamic result clustering narrows searches by providing dynamically formed subcategories that appear at the top of the search results

The following UI changes have been made:

  • New and improved government search results page

 


ProductProvince of BC Synonyms

Release Date:  September 30, 2014

What's New?

The following functionality has been added/changed:

Query expansion enables the search appliance to automatically add extra terms to a user's search query, in order to return additional relevant results. Words that are synonymous or closely related to the words given by the user. For example, if a user searches for "FAQ," the appliance could add "frequently asked questions" to the query, or if a user enters "office building," the query could expand to include "office tower."

 


Product A-Z Index Page

Release Date:  September 30, 2014

What's New?

The following functionality has been added/changed:

  • All Service Finder content is searchable (no longer limited to searching the title field listed on the A-Z Index page)
  • Improved search results
  • Self-learning – search results adapts to user behavior, learning to deliver better results over time. Links that get more clicks automatically move up in the search ranking.
  • Query suggestion – The query suggestion service provides suggestions that complete a user’s search query. As a user enters a query in the search box, a drop-down menu appears with suggestions to complete the query. The search application uses the most popular search queries of its users to determine the top suggestions that list for a query.
  • Spelling suggestions & Synonyms – automatically suggests the most common spellings for words. It also automatically expands queries to include synonyms, yielding more relevant results.
  • Query Stemming – Find various morphological forms of words by stemming each word in the search query. E.g. when user types “drive”. Search will add suggestions e.g. “driving ” to the result set
  • Service Finder Map button available on A-Z index page and A-Z results page.
  • Dynamically generated document snippet – Search results will provide summary information known as snippets or description. Snippets provide summary information, including important page-specific attributes, to help users quickly identify result relevance. In the search results, the search will determine the most relevant text from a document and present that to the user below the link to the document.
  • Total number of results displayed
  • Bolding or highlighting search term and synonyms of the keywords a website user searched.
  • Narrow your Search – Sometimes, users search with terms that return an overly broad set of results. Narrow your Search helps end users narrow searches by enabling dynamic result clusters. Narrow your Search show different topics for a specific search term. These topics enable users to focus on areas of interest while ignoring irrelevant information.
  • Improved Analytics

Accessibility

  • WCAG 2.0 AA Accessible