[Xapian-discuss] Proximity in Xapian?

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Wed Dec 6 06:19:56 GMT 2006

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 09:46:45PM -0800, Philip Neustrom wrote:
> Another, probably more general, question would be:  How can
> proximity-weighted searches be done with Xapian?

You could take a proximity-weighted query for "foo" and "bar" and
generate a query like:

    foo AND bar AND (foo NEAR/5 bar)

That would match all documents with both "foo" and "bar" in, but give
more weight to those where they occurred within 5 words of each other.


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