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From Erick Erickson <>
Subject Re: Personalized Boosting
Date Wed, 19 Sep 2012 12:41:01 GMT
Would boosting (or sorting) by geodist work? See:

Which you can use for a "boost query" as well as sorting.

Of course you need to get the lat/lon of your users to make this work,
but there are a number of services that can get you, say, the city
center in lat/lon.


On Wed, Sep 19, 2012 at 6:43 AM, Tom Mortimer <> wrote:
> I'm still not sure I understand what it is you're trying to do. Index-time or query-time
boosts would probably be neater and more predictable than multiple field instances, though.
> Tom
> On 19 Sep 2012, at 02:49, deniz <> wrote:
>> Hello Tom
>> Thank you for your link, but after overviewing it, I dont think it will
>> help... In my case, it will be dynamic, rather than setting a config file
>> and as you think of a big country like Russia or China, i will need to add
>> all cities manually to the elevator.xml file, and also the boosted users,
>> which is not something i desire...
>> it seems like duplicating the values in the location field is the best (at
>> least quickest) solution for this case..
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