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Apache Solr 3 Enterprise Search Server by Eric Pugh, David Smiley

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Summary

In this chapter, we've covered the most advanced topics the book has to offer—scoring and function queries. We began with a fundamental background on Lucene scoring. Next, we saw a real-world example of using the debugQuery parameter to diagnose a scoring issue. That exercise might be the most important exercise in the chapter, since it gives you the tools to diagnose why a document matched or didn't match a query. Next, we concluded the coverage of the dismax query parser. Even if you aren't inclined to use fancy boosting function queries, you can improve your search relevancy simply by configuring phrase boosting. dismax's boost function parameters was the segue to the second half of the chapter: function queries. Even if you aren't ...

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