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From Yangrui Guo <guoyang...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Kate Winslet vs Winslet Kate
Date Sun, 01 Nov 2015 05:21:46 GMT
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 <erickerickson@gmail.com>
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 <guoyangrui@gmail.com
> <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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