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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: Demoting results
Date Fri, 19 Mar 2004 16:58:23 GMT
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).

Again, sorry for the false accusation,


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