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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Boosting fields are searching or indexing time?
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2008 22:18:44 GMT
Possibly, but probably not.  Index time boosting is generally done to  
say one field is more important than another field, or one document is  
more important than another document, whereas query time boosting  
generally says this term is more important than that term.

Additionally, search time boosting has much more granularity than  
index time boosting, meaning you have more bits to express the boost  
value during search than you do during indexing.


On Nov 30, 2008, at 11:11 AM, Marc Sturlese wrote:

> Hey there,
> I have a simple question about boosting fields,
> I have a lucene indexer app that indexes data from a db. At indexing  
> time I
> give different boost to the fields depending on if the field is  
> title or
> content. Would it be the same to set the boost at searching time  
> instead of
> at indexing? I mean, the results of the search would be exactly the  
> same?
> Thanks in advance
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