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From Alexandre Rafalovitch <arafa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Search strategy - improving search quality for short search terms such as "doll"
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:00:47 GMT
Sounds like 'Doll' could be a category for you, while "Doll face" is a
title. Maybe the categories should get a higher boost in eDismax definition
over the titles?

Related, you may find the following book interesting:
http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/searchanalytics/

Regards,
   Alex.

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On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 4:40 AM, David Parks <davidparks21@yahoo.com> wrote:

> I'm a beginner-intermediate solr admin, I've set up the basics for our
> application and it runs well.
>
>
>
> Now it's time for me to dig in and start tuning and improving queries.
>
>
>
> My next target is searches on simple terms such as "doll" which, in google,
> would return documents about, well, "toy dolls", because that's the most
> common usage of the simple term "doll". But in my index it predominantly
> returns documents about CDs with the song "Doll Face", and "My baby doll"
> in
> them.
>
>
>
> I'm not directly asking how to solve this as much as I'm asking what
> direction I should be looking in to learn what I need to know to tackle the
> general issue myself.
>
>
>
> Left on my own I would start looking at categorizing the CD's into a facet
> called "music", reasonably doable in my dataset. Then I need to reduce the
> boost-value of the entire facet/category of music unless certain
> pre-defined
> query terms exist, such as [music, cd, song, listen, dvd, <analyze actual
> user queries to come up with a more exhaustive list>, etc.].
>
>
>
> I don't yet know how to do all of this, but after a couple more good books
> I
> should be "dangerous".
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>
>
> So the question to this list:
>
>
>
> -          Am I on the right track here?  If not, can you point me in a
> direction to go?
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