Torch Project Management Search – Detecting Intent

Torch Project Management has an amazingly powerful search system. With the use of bucket selectors you can drill down into your data and analyze every aspect of your project. However, bucket selectors are often confusing to new users.

Torch now tries to detect intent on simple searches (searches without bucket selectors or boolean operators). For instance, if you searched messages for:

train movement info@acme.com mark@acme.com

You probably intended to search e-mails between "info" and "mark" for the words "train" and "movement". So, Torch rewrites this search request as:

train movement email:info@acme.com email:mark@acme.com

Additionally, if you searched messages for:

pinned track planning

You probably intended to search pinned messages for "track planning". So, Torch rewrites this search as:

track planning pinned:yes

Let’s say you searched events for:

uncompleted pinned Mark James

You probably intended to search for an uncompleted event that you have pinned that mentions Mark James. So, torch rewrites this search as:

Mark James complete:no pinned:yes

Many more examples exist, but obviously this will never be as accurate as when you use the bucket selectors yourself.

You might also notice (at times) an optional notice that says:

Did you mean "X"

This happens when Torch is less sure what you intended.

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