The Suggest model provides methods and functions
to access search suggestions.
The search suggestion feature basically covers two functional areas.
First is just to suggest words, based on the users input,
utilizing spell correction or prediction (also known as auto completion).
The second functional area is also often referred to as search-as-you-type,
where, based on the users input, specific items are
already looked up, before the user actually has completed typing a word
or even fired up the search.
This model combines both functional areas and provides access to both - the
suggested words and the items found while using the predicted words.
This model supports various types of items that are being suggested, like
products, categories, brands, content pages as well merchant provided search phrases.
For each type, there is a Suggestions
available and accessible through this model: ProductSuggestions
For each type of suggestions, the actual suggested items (like
products) can by obtained, and, on the other hand, a list of terms
is provided which were used to lookup the found items.
The terms can be used to present a advanced user experience in the
storefront, e.g. show auto completed words, spell corrections and so on.
The SuggestModel script API will always create suggestions with Autocorrections
regardless of the value of "Search Autocorrections" search preference.