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From Boris Goldowsky <bo...@alum.mit.edu>
Subject Re: Demoting results
Date Mon, 22 Mar 2004 13:26:15 GMT
On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 11:58, Doug Cutting wrote:
> Doug Cutting wrote:
> >> On Thu, 2004-03-18 at 13:32, Doug Cutting wrote:
> >>
> >>> Have you tried assigning these very small boosts (0 < boost < 1) and

> >>> assigning other query clauses relatively large boosts (boost > 1)?
> > 
> > I don't think you understood my proposal.  You should try boosting the 
> > documents when you add them.  Instead of adding a "doctype" field with 
> > "good" and "bad" values, use Document.setBoost(0.01) at index time.
> 
> Sorry.  My mistake.  You did understand my proposal, it was just a bad 
> proposal.  Boosting documents is a better approach, but is less 
> flexible.  I think the final proposal in my previous message might be 
> the best approach (defining a custom coordination function for these 
> query clauses).

Thanks for the ideas - I love the flexibility of Lucene that there are
so many ways to accomplish what at first seemed so difficult.

Boris



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