06-08-2009 11:53 PM
Can the search function for institutions be improved. Currently you can't bring up all the variations of an institution at once. If if cant can the entry of institutions be tightened up so that there is only one option for each institiution
For instance my institution The University of Western Australia is entered as
The University of Western Australia
University of Western Australia
University of Western Australia(UWA)
University of Western Australia, UWA
While you can pick up the middle three using the wild card on the you don't pick up either the first or last. Also the search using just the only picks up the last. Surley it should search for the words you entered anywhere in the institution name. For instance if I type in Western Australia I should be able to see any institiution with this in the name
01-18-2010 04:27 PM
06-22-2010 05:55 PM
And it's not just a multiple language problem.
I know that my scientists are going to name their institution 5 different ways:
NOAA / NESDIS / STAR
Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Search doesn't return results for really similar institution names, and perhaps it should. ????
06-24-2010 11:15 AM
My apologies for the delay in responding to this post. The system currently supports right-truncation, and the wildcard characters of asterisk (*) and question mark (?). We are investigating ways to allow for phrase searching. We understand the need for a way to search institution name variants and are looking to enhance ResearcherID to allow for this.
Thank you for your interest in ResearcherID.
Product Management Associate