Create search ranking (GSoC task)

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Make the software heritage search better by creating a better ranking for results.

Task description

SWH search returns a set of results, but they are not always in proper order. Popular or important projects are often missing on the the first page.

Metadata can be used to improve results. Some criteria for result ranking could be

  • Number of revisions in the project
  • Number of forks/stars for the project
  • Recent activity in the project
  • Total number of contributors

Desirable skills

Potential mentors