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From Oliver Beattie <oli...@obeattie.com>
Subject Re: Using QueryElevationComponent without specifying top results?
Date Thu, 29 Apr 2010 11:04:37 GMT
Just wondering if anyone had any further thoughts on how I might do this?

On 26 April 2010 19:18, Oliver Beattie <oliver@obeattie.com> wrote:

> Hi Grant,
>
> Thanks for getting back to me. Yes, indeed, #1 is exactly what I'm looking
> for. Results are already ranked by distance (among other things), but we
> need the ability to manually include a certain result in the set. They
> wouldn't usually match, because they fall outside the radius of the filter
> query we use. Most of the resulting score comes from function queries (we
> have a number of metrics that rank listings [price, feedback score, etc]),
> so the score from the text search doesn't have *that much* bearing on the
> outcome. So, yeah, basically, I'm looking for a way to include results that
> don't match, but have Solr calculate its score as it would if it did match
> the filter query. Sorry for being so unclear and rambling a bit, I'm
> struggling to articulate what we want in a clear manner!
>
> —Oliver
>
>
>
> On 26 April 2010 19:13, Grant Ingersoll <gsingers@apache.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Apr 26, 2010, at 7:53 AM, Oliver Beattie wrote:
>>
>> > Hi all,
>> >
>> > I'm currently writing an application that uses Solr, and we'd like to
>> use
>> > something like the QueryElevationComponent, without having to specify
>> which
>> > results appear top. For example, what we really need is a way to say
>> "for
>> > this search, include these results as part of the result set, and rank
>> them
>> > as you normally would". We're using a filter to specify which results we
>> > want included (which is distance-based), but we really want to be able
>> to
>> > explicitly include certain results in certain queries (i.e. we want to
>> > include a listing more than 5 miles away from a particular location for
>> > certain queries).
>> >
>> > Is this possible? Any help would be really appreciated :)
>>
>>
>> I'm not following the "rank them as you normally would" part.  If Solr
>> were already finding them, then they would already be ranked and showing up
>> in the results and you wouldn't need to "hardcode" them, right?  So, that
>> leaves a couple of cases:
>>
>> 1. Including results that don't match
>> 2. Elevating results that do match
>>
>> In your case, it sounds like you mostly just want #1.  And, based on the
>> context (distance search) perhaps you want those results sorted by distance?
>>  Otherwise, how else would you know where to inject the results?
>>
>> The QueryElevationComponent can include the results, although, I must
>> admit, I'm not 100% certain on what happens to injected results given
>> sorting.
>>
>>
>> --------------------------
>> Grant Ingersoll
>> http://www.lucidimagination.com/
>>
>> Search the Lucene ecosystem using Solr/Lucene:
>> http://www.lucidimagination.com/search
>>
>>
>

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