"Did you mean" has no option for selecting, "No."
A librarian submitted the following question:
"If you do a search in the catalog for Andrew Lyght (he's an artist), you get the message "Do you mean Andrew Light?" and a whole bunch of results that have lyght spelled "light". There is no option to say "No, I mean Lyght."
I think the Google-like functionality of "did you mean..." is a good
direction to go in, but there needs to be an option to respond to that question, especially when what the catalog is guessing is wrong. Overall, this isn't a helpful implementation as it currently works."
Natasha Stephan commented
For our library, it's "urn" (Did you intend to search for: turn?). This, along with the other examples in the comments, illustrates that such a thesaurus needs to be context-specific and not based on the general pool of data across all libraries sharing a hosted server.
This functionality definitely needs to be tweaked further...
m schwendener commented
Foosball brings up football
Spelunking brings up skulking
skeet shooting brings up sheet shooting
statue brings up state
bug brings up big
settee brings up settle
Other examples are:
Ho Chunk (brings up ho chung)
Hmong cultures (brings up among cultures)
Hmong relations (brings up among relations)
clams (brings up claims)
Another example is Hmong Consumers, Hmong is automatically changed to Among and the actual Hmong results are totally buried.