[Xapian-discuss] Ranking and term proximity

Tim Brody tdb2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Sep 6 09:01:09 BST 2011

On Tue, 6 Sep 2011 08:35:32 +0200, goran kent <gorankent at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 8:10 PM, Jean-Francois Dockes <jf at dockes.org>
>>  > For example, if I search for 'Olly Betts' - without double quotes in
>>  > two documents the first of which the terms 'Olly' and 'Betts' are
>>  > widely separated, and the second contains the terms 'Olly Betts'
>> right
>>  > next to each other, will the latter document score higher?  Please
>>  > tell me it is.
>> Hopefuly one of the Xapian developer will refute me, but I think that
>> Xapian does no such thing, leaving such things to the application
>> software.
> This is rather sad indeed - one would think this is rather fundamental
> in determining how important a document is.

A Google search for "xapian proximity weight" finds this:

All the best,

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