[plt-dev] help

From: Neil Van Dyke (neil at neilvandyke.org)
Date: Fri Apr 17 16:08:01 EDT 2009

For the students, the help system knows what Language and Teachpacks are 
in use, possibly what modules are in use, and maybe even what HtDP 
assignment is being worked on.

There are a few additional techniques that might improve relevance 
ranking and recall for this purpose:

* TFIDF to focus on the most information-carrying terms.
* Application-specific synonym dictionary that you could come up with 
yourself pretty easily.
* General synonym dictionary, such as from WordNet.
* Latent Semantic Indexing.

Some presentation tweaks might help too.  Perhaps a tabular listing, 
with sortable columns as a kind of interactive query refinement.  Though 
that would be more for non-student developers who have a larger search 



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