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From Walter Underwood <>
Subject Re: Adding Phonetic Search to Solr
Date Wed, 08 Nov 2006 18:38:33 GMT

On 11/8/06 10:30 AM, "Chris Hostetter" <> wrote:

> : Also, the phonetic matches are ranked a bit high, so I'm trying a
> : sub-1.0 boost. I was expecting the lower idf to fix that automatically.
> : The metaphone will almost always have a lower idf because multiple
> : words are mapped to one metaphone, so the encoded term occurs in more
> : documents than the surface terms.
> That all makes sense, and yet it's not what you are observing ... which
> leads me to believe you (and I since i want to agree with you) are missing
> something subtle .... what does the the Explanation look like for two
> documenets where you feel like one should score higher then the other but
> they don't?

That is my next step. Maybe create some test documents in my corpus and
spend some quality time with Explain and grokking DisMax. I need to
customize Similarity anyway.

Walter Underwood
Search Guru, Netflix

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