Spotlight - AI?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by karunakaran, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. karunakaran macrumors newbie

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    Oct 13, 2009
    #1
    Hi All,

    I would like to know if Spotlight has or provides AI while predicting user's intention or searching.

    I would be grateful if anyone can provide a link or article that indicates Spotlight providing Artificial Intelligence.

    I have checked the Query Programming guide, but Apple documentation does not give any info about it.

    The closest link that I could search was http://www.thinkartificial.org/artificial-intelligence/apple-leopard-ai/
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
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    As far as I am aware, Spotlight uses AI only to determine the top hit in search results, and determines this based on several factors:

    1. The closest matching file name to what has been typed so far
    2. Finder usage history (i.e. which files/folders were most recently used)
    3. Closest metadata match
     

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