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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: AND on two weighted fields
Date Wed, 21 Aug 2002 16:56:13 GMT
Clemens Marschner wrote:
> I need to perform an AND query on two fields and weight the results
> according to in which fields the results came from. That is, I would need
> something like
>    (field1^2 OR field2^1):(+token1 +token2 +token3)
> This means that _all_ of the tokens _have_ to occur in either one of these
> fields, and if they are found in field1, the results are weighted higher.
> Any ideas on how this can be accomplished?

Index the text in both field1 and field2 in a new field, field3.  (Or, 
to save space and if your application permits, just add the text from 
field1 to field2 too.)  Then search for:

   field1:(token1^2 token2^2 token3^2) +field3:(+token1 +token2 +token3)


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