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From Frank Morton <fmor...@base2inc.com>
Subject Re: boosting challenge
Date Mon, 29 Nov 2004 20:49:04 GMT
Thanks for the response.  Using 4.0 did not work either.

Additionally, I have also tried Field.setBoost(4.0) on the "name" 
field. That didn't work either.

Still perplexed....I assume people are using boosting with 1.4 
successfully.


On Nov 29, 2004, at 3:36 PM, Otis Gospodnetic wrote:

> Try 4.0 instead of 4.  That may be correct syntax (don't have
> QueryParser source to check), because the code takes boosts as float
> type values.
>
> Otis
>
> --- Frank Morton <fmorton@base2inc.com> wrote:
>
>> I have an index of restaurants with two fields. The "name" of the
>> restaurant and a "description".
>>
>> I would like to search for the word "bob" in both fields, but if it
>> occurs in the "name", it would score higher. So, if "Bob Evans" is
>> the
>> name of the restaurant, but other restaurants refer to "Bob" in the
>> description, the restaurant "Bob Evans" would score highest, but the
>> others would also match the query.
>>
>> I thought you could boost the term with a query like:
>>
>> name:bob^4 description:bob
>>
>> and it would boost the word bob if found in the "name" property, but
>> this is not working for me. I get  the exact same results using the
>> above query and a simple "bob" query.
>>
>> I am using lucene-1.4-final.jar.
>>
>> I am using the PorterStemAnalyzer
>>
>> Am I missing something. Lucene seems very capable,  otherwise.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
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