Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Steam Improving Search Results with Query Expansion

Wouldn't it be great if this worked? I love steam but it's search feature blows ass

In this experiment, Query Expansion, we improve Steam Search by treating tags more like a human would: using logic! Take the three tags RTS, Real-Time, and Strategy, for instance. If a game is tagged RTS but not Real-Time and Strategy, a search for Real-Time + Strategy won’t find that game using Steam's existing Search tech. Query Expansion fixes that.