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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: Solr sorting and relevance
Date Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:00:40 GMT

But can you ever get this universally right?
In some cases there is very little inventory and in some case there is
a ton of inventory, so even if you use a small boost for inventory,
when the intentory is very large, that will overpower the title boost,

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On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Joel Bernstein <> wrote:
> If you had a high boost on the title with a moderate boost on the inventory
> it sounds like you'd get boots first ordered by inventory followed by jeans
> ordered by inventory. Because the heavy title boost would move the boots to
> the top. You can play with the boost factors to try and get the mix you're
> looking for.
> On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 1:20 PM, scallawa <> wrote:
>> Thanks for the fast response.  I am still just learning solr so please bear
>> with me.
>> This still sounds like the wrong products would appear at the top if they
>> have more inventory unless I am misunderstanding.  High boost low boost
>> seems to make sense to me.  That alone would return the more relevant items
>> at the top but once we do a query boost on inventory, wouldn't jeans (using
>> the aforementioned example) with more inventory that boots appear at top.
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