It sounds like a bad joke: two linguists, a Ph.D. in psychology and statistician join a team of programmers.
That apparently is exactly what it takes to provide Facebook’s new improved search facility.
The secret isn’t in refining what you return, but in really understanding what the enquirer is looking for. The result was a more natural, easy to use search facility that I’m finding I use more readily and not simply for searching out people.
It seems that Facebook are upping their game by improving the functionality by bringing in the best.