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From Jan Høydahl (JIRA) <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LUCENE-3130) Use BoostAttribute in in TokenFilters to denote Terms that QueryParser should give lower boosts
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2011 19:46:09 GMT

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Jan Høydahl commented on LUCENE-3130:
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I'm not saying that most people use or want single-term synonyms, but since that's the only
thing that works query-time with Solr now, most people accept that limitation, but it's still
useful. I tend to split synonyms in two dictionaries - a separate one with multi term synonyms
for use on index side. Not a perfect situation, but that's what we got and how people use
it.

I'm not into the code, and I have no reason do doubt your judgement that the cost/benefit
prohibits adding this to current QParser :-(

> Use BoostAttribute in in TokenFilters to denote Terms that QueryParser should give lower
boosts
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-3130
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-3130
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Hoss Man
>
> A recent thread asked if there was anyway to use QueryTime synonyms such that matches
on the original term specified by the user would score higher then matches on the synonym.
 It occurred to me later that a float Attribute could be set by the SynonymFilter in such
situations, and QueryParser could use that float as a boost in the resulting Query.  IThis
would be fairly straightforward for the simple "synonyms => BooleamQuery" case, but we'd
have to decide how to handle the case of synonyms with multiple terms that produce MTPQ, possibly
just punt for now)
> Likewise, there may be other TokenFilters that "inject" artificial tokens at query time
where it also might make sense to have a reduced "boost" factor...
> * SynonymFilter
> * CommonGramsFilter
> * WordDelimiterFilter
> * etc...
> In all of these cases, the amount of the "boost" could me configured, and for back compact
could default to "1.0" (or null to not set a boost at all)
> Furthermore: if we add a new BoostAttrToPayloadAttrFilter that just copied the boost
attribute into the payload attribute, these same filters could give "penalizing" payloads
to terms when used at index time) could give "penalizing" payloads to terms.

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