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From Lukas Kahwe Smith <...@pooteeweet.org>
Subject Re: Boosting newer documents
Date Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:08:24 GMT

On Dec 2, 2011, at 18:03 , Alex Parvulescu wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> you are probably referring to a sort, rather than a boost, right?
> 
> if 2 documents rank the same for a search, sorting by the date would get
> you what you need.


no .. we actually want to boost.
with "ORDER BY score, date" the date would only be a tie breaker.

we really want to significantly boost the score of any document that is more recent.
the use case is a news site, where in most cases people will not care about content from a
year ago if there is content about the same topic from a week ago.

regards,
Lukas Kahwe Smith
mls@pooteeweet.org




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