I want to search Stack Overflow Careers, only for jobs that have at least one of the following tags r or machine-learning. I tried the following

  1. Type the URL http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jobs/tag/R+or+machine-learning
  2. I tried to type [r] [machine-learning] in the search text box.

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The problem is that it still gives me a lot of jobs that are not tagged as r or machine-learning specially when I click on the most recent tab:

What is the best way to search only for jobs that are tagged as machine-learning or r?

  • Have you tried the relevance tab?
    – Mast
    Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 10:38
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    At first I thought it might be listing all jobs with any tag containing r - but it's even worse than that, searching for tag d returns a job on which the only tag is java! So who knows what it's doing...
    – AakashM
    Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 11:41
  • The problem seems to affect only the most recent tab (using the or keyboard work for the relevance tab). We're going to look into it. Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 12:01
  • @NaderHisham the relevance tab shows results sorted by match with the search terms (using elasticsearch as a search engine) Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 12:07
  • @AurélienGasser yeah I got the point , but is there any way to exclude jobs that don't have these tags even for the relevance tab, another thing also when I add this to my RSS fedd it's retrieving all jobs without any kind of filtering
    – Nader Hisham
    Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 12:57
  • We intentionally don't search only tags, but also post bodies. Careers doesn't have user-driven tagging (only the post's owner and moderators can change tags) so we want to include untagged or mis-tagged jobs as well. The most recent tab shows even very distant matches, but in this case it's letting too many through. I'll see if I can tweak the algorithm to give better results here. Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 13:44


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