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From Michael Masters <>
Subject Re: document diversity
Date Tue, 06 Oct 2009 20:33:36 GMT
My initial description may have been a little abstract. Maybe I should
explain exactly what I'm trying to do. My company has various revenue
channels, one of which is per click. If a user does a search, we would
like to show results with the greatest revenue, although we don't want
people to be able to buy all the top results. Hence, we would like to
have some way of mixing results. The mixing of results could be based
of potential revenue, relevancy, which revenue stream the result is
associated with, etc.

The previously mentioned ideas are great btw.


On Sat, Oct 3, 2009 at 4:25 PM, Grant Ingersoll <> wrote:
> I'm curious, can you elaborate more on the deeper use case for this?
> Perhaps just implementing faceting on doc type would be sufficient?  That
> way users can drill in on doc type.  Alternatively, I suppose you could
> implement a hit collector that accesses a field cache on the doc type field
> and promotes lesser seen doc types until they are evenly represented.  Could
> also likely write a Function query that does a similar thing.  I'd imagine
> you need to be careful to control your memory.
> -Grant
> On Oct 1, 2009, at 12:56 PM, Michael Masters wrote:
>> I was wondering if there is any way to control what kind of documents
>> are returned from a search. For example, lets say we have an index
>> built from different types of documents (pdf, txt, html, etc.). Is
>> there a way to have the first x results have a specified distribution
>> of document types? It would be nice to have an even number of results
>> that are from pdfs, txt files, and html files.
>> Any help would greatly be appreciated.
>> -Mike
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