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From Morus Walter <>
Subject Re: Query Term Questions
Date Wed, 21 Jan 2004 13:27:33 GMT
Terry Steichen writes:
> By the silence, I gather that the answers to my questions are "no", "no" and
> "no".
> 2) Is it possible to apply (or simulate) a negative query boost factor?  For
> example, I may have a complex query with lots of terms but want to reduce
> the relevance of a matching document that also included the term "iowa". (
> The idea is for an easier and more discriminating way than simply increasing
> the relevance of all other terms besides "iowa").
You can lower the relevance of a term by using a boost factor < 1.0.


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