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From Daniel Valdivia <>
Subject Re: Kate Winslet vs Winslet Kate
Date Sun, 01 Nov 2015 06:11:28 GMT

q=name:("Kate AND Winslet")

q=name:("Kate Winslet")

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> On Oct 31, 2015, at 10:21 PM, Yangrui Guo <> wrote:
> Thanks for the reply. Putting the name: before the terms did the work. I
> just wanted to generalize the search query because users might be
> interested in querying Kate Winslet herself or her movies. If user enter
> query string "Kate Winslet movie", the query q=name:(Kate AND Winslet AND
> movie) will return nothing.
> Yangrui Guo
> On Saturday, October 31, 2015, Erick Erickson <>
> wrote:
>> There are a couple of anomalies here.
>> 1> kate AND winslet
>> What does the query look like if you add &debug=true to the statement
>> and look at the "parsed_query" section of the return?  My guess is you
>> typed "q=name:kate AND winslet" which parses as "q=name:kate AND
>> default_search_field:winslet" and are getting matches you don't
>> expect. You need something like "q=name:(kate AND winslet)" or
>> "q=name:kate AND name:winslet". Note that if you're using eDIsmax it's
>> more complicated, but that should still honor the intent.
>> 2> I have no idea why searching for "Kate Winslet" in quotes returns
>> anything, I wouldn't expect it to unless you mean you type in "q=kate
>> winslet" which is searching against your default field, not the name
>> field.
>> Best,
>> Erick
>> On Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 8:52 PM, Yangrui Guo <
>> <javascript:;>> wrote:
>>> Hi today I found an interesting aspect of solr. I imported IMDB data into
>>> solr. The IMDB puts last name before first name for its person's name
>> field
>>> eg. "Winslet, Kate". When I search "Winslet Kate" with quotation marks I
>>> could get the exact result. However if I search "Kate Winslet" or Kate
>> AND
>>> Winslet solr seem to return me all result containing either Kate or
>> Winslet
>>> which is similar to "Winslet Kate"~999999. From user perspective I
>>> certainly want solr to treat Kate Winslet the same as Winslet Kate. Is
>>> there anyway to make solr score higher for terms in the same field?
>>> Yangrui

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