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New Naxos Search Features

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Naxos recently made a few changes to their search engine, so if you notice a few differences in your Naxos search results, this could be why.. The new updates include the following:

1. Exact phrase matches are prioritized over partial word matches – i.e.  search for “mozart german dances”. From the old search it could return all albums from Mozart first, then tracks with “German” and/or “Dances”, but not from Mozart, since it searches word per word. In the new search it considers the exact phrase prior to looking for matches of every single word. This behavior reduces the unnecessary results.

2. It searches for all information within the album – Some results may seem irrelevant since the album title does not contain the keywords used. However, if you open the album you can notice that there are information that inside it that matched exactly with the keywords. i.e. I searched for “the arrival of germontt”. This keyword is not found in the title but if you open the album, you can see that it actually has a track title matching the keyword.

3. Commonly searched/accessed albums are prioritized – The search will return all correct matches but the more commonly searched or accessed albums are ranked higher than the others. To trim down the results, it is encouraged to use more specific keywords, or maximize the now refined advanced search.

4. Restricted albums are no longer listed – Albums that are restricted to the user’s country will no longer be listed in the results, thus the reducing the search returns.

5. Searching for word with diacritics is now supported – Users can now search for albums, tracks, persons that are spelled with diacritics using the common English alphabets, thus returning the exact results.