[Xapian-devel] Suggested Sub-idea for Weighing Schemes[GSoC-2015]

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Wed Nov 26 02:34:09 GMT 2014

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 04:05:41PM +0530, Abhishek Singh Kushwah wrote:
> The get_percentage() function brings us the relevance of document based on
> terms but it is strictly based on a mathematical model rather than a
> logical model which in all leads to false generation of priority of results
> in an order.

You want to look at get_weight(), get_percentage() just returns the
weight scaled and rounded to give an integer score out of 100.  It's
really rather an archaic feature - showing percentage scores or star
ratings was popular for a while, but hasn't been for perhaps a decade.

> What i am proposing is improvement of relevance of searches in documents
> based on a partial mathematical and partial logical model,

What do you mean by a "logical model" vs a "mathematical model"?

> For Example : Searching of Unique terms in a document or Matching number of
> times the same query being searched being preferred more than the other
> terms. Other could the the order of same query appearing in a document
> whether appearing at beginning or in b/w or in end.

Sorry, I don't follow what you're suggesting here.


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