Spanish Keyword Search (as used in Mi Próximo Paso)


February 2014 (revised)
September 2013 (original)

Web Applications

Jeremiah Morris


Mi Próximo Paso is a career exploration website modeled after the English-language site My Next Move. A central feature of My Next Move is its keyword search, which suggests O*NET-SOC occupations based on a job title or descriptive phrase. Adapting the existing keyword search for a Spanish language website posed interesting challenges. This document outlines the search as implemented in Mi Próximo Paso. It also discusses some of the design decisions made, and testing methods used to ensure the accuracy and utility of the search results.