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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Weighting database fields
Date Wed, 21 Jul 2004 15:56:23 GMT

On Jul 21, 2004, at 11:40 AM, Anson Lau wrote:
> Is there any benefit to set the boost during indexing rather than set 
> it
> during query?

It allows setting each document differently.  For example, 
TheServerSide is using field-level boosts at index time to control 
ordering by date, such that newer articles come up first.  This could 
not be done at query time since each document gets a different field 


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