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From Ype Kingma <>
Subject Re: Query Boosting
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2002 18:35:27 GMT
On Thursday 31 October 2002 18:45, wrote:
> Hi,
> My application requires a facility to have security build into the
> documents so that when i search for a given word depending on the security
> credentials stored in a field in the document the results are filtered .
> Now the problem i am facing is that the score of such results includes
> these security credentials in the query in addition to the query entered by
> the user. So the relevancy according to the actual search word entered by
> the use is affected .
> One way that i see to avoid this is by boosting the words entered by the
> user and reducing the boost for the security credentials.
> I tried something like :
> <User Query>^1 AND <Security Credentials>^0.1
> This seems to work for the current set of data which i have .
> Is this the right approach or is there any other better away to handle
> this.

It's ok.
You can also use a limit filter to limit the results. This does not affect
scoring at all. See java docs on IndexSearcher and Filter in package


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