Archive search query language (internship)

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Context: Software Heritage is an ambitious research project whose goal is to collect, preserve in the very long term, and share the whole publicly accessible Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) in source code form.

Description: The current archive search engine accepts a single list of tokens that are searched either in across origin URLs or extracted metadata. The goal of this internship is to design and implement an archive query language that allows to mix terms, boolean connectors, and operators (as other search engines do). Part of this internship is language design, part language parsing, and part language evaluation (by linking together query results returned by the already existing search backends for the archive).

Desirable skills to obtain this internship:

  • Python development

Will be considered a plus:

  • experience with data mining and/or information retrieval and/or web searches

Workplace: Inria Paris

Environment: you will work shoulder to shoulder with all members of the Software Heritage team, and you will have a chance to witness from within the construction of the great library of source code.

Internship mentors:

  • Antoine Lambert
  • Valentin Lorentz
  • Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@upsilon.cc>