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From "Terry Steichen" <>
Subject Negative boosting?
Date Thu, 11 Sep 2003 14:05:05 GMT
I've often found the use of query-based boosting to be very beneficial.  This is particularly
so when it's easy to identify the term that I want to stand out as a primary selector.  

However, I've come across quite a few other cases where it would be easier (and more logical)
to apply a negative boost - to de-emphasize the match when the term is present.  

Is it possible to apply a negative boost (It doesn't seem to work), and if not, would it break
anything signficant if that were added?



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