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From Dave Jones <>
Subject Re: setup and use scenario
Date Sat, 18 Jun 2011 20:47:37 GMT

Ryan, thanks for the reply.

I am using Lucene and most of the defaults.  Where I am now is I am finding
that I need to boost certain terms, otherwise, I am getting the wrong
results.  For example, I would probably boost Little and Book to overcome
the scoring of the phrases with longer terms in them.

The guidance that I am looking for is what is normally used in these
situations vs. me continuing to perform trial and error experiments.  For
example, is it better to boost in the index or boost in the query?  What is
a good boost value?  I started out at 3.0 and then tried 5.0 and got better
results but picked up some small errors.  How does one find the minimum
threshold for the cutoff when the book is not there?  Is another type of
analyzer better to use in this case.  Any other settings that I should pay
attention to?

Again, thanks for the help.

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