What is the relative range of weights when ranking results?

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Hemang Patel

30 Jun, 2012 12:45 AM

I am trying to add weights to a few models to give preference to some over other when performing an application wide search. As far as I understand, the default weight is 1.

Are the mean, median, max values known for result weights? It would help to know a range within which I should be trying to optimize the weighting.. <5, <100, <1000 etc?

  1. 1 Posted by Hemang Patel on 01 Jul, 2012 02:32 AM

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    Most discussions seem to indicate a trial and error approach. I am wondering if anyone has consistently used a particular approach.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Pat Allan on 01 Jul, 2012 06:16 PM

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    Hi Hemang

    You're correct with the default weight being 1. I don't think Sphinx provides any information with what the mean/median/max values for weights are - I generally take a trial and error approach, especially with a set of test data.

    It may be worth asking whether there's better approaches on the Sphinx forum.
    http://sphinxsearch.com/forum/

    Cheers

    Pat

  3. Hemang Patel closed this discussion on 23 Oct, 2012 10:53 PM.

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