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From Andy Lee <>
Subject Re: trying to boost a phrase higher than its individual words
Date Sat, 29 Oct 2005 02:31:06 GMT
On Oct 28, 2005, at 8:17 PM, Chris Hostetter wrote:
> One thing to keep in mind is that if you have things you are adding  
> to hte
> query to restrict the results, but you don't want them to  
> contribute to
> the score, then try using a Filter instead.  If you can't find an  
> easy way
> to replace a query by a filter, try using a boost of 0.0001 ( i'd  
> say use
> a boost of 0, but I'm not sure that all query types handle that as
> correctly as they should)

Thanks for the advice.  I hadn't even noticed the Filter classes  
until very recently.  I really need to take the time to work  
methodically through LIA...

> Really? .. the LIA example i found was in 3.3.1, it just printed out
> explanation.toString() ... that should still work just fine even  
> with the
> trunk of SVN.

You know what, I was confusing Nutch and Lucene classes (as I've done  
before), in this case the IndexSearcher classes.  All I could find  
was the *Nutch* IndexSearcher's getExplanation() method, which I see  
sends toHtml() rather than toString() to its internal Lucene  


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