I read your post about the search algorithm for your website. I am very new to freelancer and hadn't updated my profile previous to browsing for projects, and now I can't bid on it because I changed my qualifications after the project had been posted.
I am currently a computer science student with several years of programming experience. Ironicly enough, I recently wrote a small searching algorithm for a website I was building in my free time which sorted items based on a group of key words using relevance. It was all scripted in php with a mySQL backend.
So, I was hoping if you could give me some additional "test cases" and or some cases that were giving your previous system problems I would love to take a shot at it. I'll try and finish it quickly and if I am able to tackle your problem I'll send it your way. If no one has been awarded a bid and you are still in need of the algorithm, and my algorithm satisfies your desires, perhaps we could talk about compensation.
If you think this would be of interest to you, please don't hesitate to tell me. If you know right now you aren't even the slightest bit interested please let me know and I would still love to give it a shot.
As much information as possible would be helpful, with as many realistic problems as you can send my way.
Thanks in advance!