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From Karl Wettin <>
Subject Re: Index time Document Boosting and Query Time Sorts
Date Wed, 24 Sep 2008 14:26:14 GMT

24 sep 2008 kl. 12.40 skrev Grant Ingersoll:

> One side note based on your example, below:  Index time boosting  
> does not have much granularity (only 255 values), in other words,  
> there is a loss of precision.  Thus, you
> want to make sure your boosts are different enough such that you can  
> distinguish between the two.   Maybe 1/(2*depth) or something like  
> that. You can alter how these 255 values are encoded, but that is  
> fairly advanced stuff.

Just a note, the granularity is 255 only if you turn off length  
normalization, if not it's something like 25.


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