Why so slow to search a Bible with no results?

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jan 20 2010 11:49 AM | Locked

I wanted to test 4.0b beta 5 to see if perhaps they had implemented a transliterated Greek search. So I did a search on the NA27 Greek New Testament and entered lemma:agaqos in the search box without choosing ἀγαθός from the pick list. I figured that since the Bibles are now indexed separately it would take it a fraction of a second to return 0 results. In fact it took 26 seconds to say that this word is not in the index. Why should it take so long to determine that the word is not in the index? Sometimes this type of search takes a fraction of a second, but other times when it takes a long time.

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Bradley Grainger (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 20 2010 12:36 PM | Locked

Because you didn't type the word in Greek (or pick it from the list), the system is performing automatic untransliteration to determine if it can find a match; this is taking 26 seconds (which does seem a little slow; what are your computer specs?) to fail to find a match. (The automatic untransliteration feature in search is not optimised at all, and still has a number of shortcomings, so we haven't promoted it as an official feature.) I strongly recommend picking the desired lemma from the list of suggestions when running a lemma search.

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Harry Hahne | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 20 2010 11:02 PM | Locked

Bradley Grainger:

The automatic untransliteration feature in search is not optimised at all, and still has a number of shortcomings, so we haven't promoted it as an official feature.

I have never found transliteration to work at all in searches. In this case, there is no other word in the list that would match, so it should work.  If it can make a match and display the pick list in a fraction of a second, it ought to be able to do the untransliteration and find a match and do the search.

The other thing is that it is quite erratic about this. Sometimes it will take a very long time. Sometimes it will resolve it quickly, even with the same search.

 

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