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Apache Solr: A Practical Approach to Enterprise Search by Dikshant Shahi

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CHAPTER 8

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Solr Scoring

While evaluating the search response, you’ve probably wondered why a particular document ranks above another and how these documents get their score. In this chapter, you will learn about Solr scoring.

This chapter starts with the default ranking implementation and the factors that control the score, and gradually proceed into more details so that you can override the existing scoring factors or write a custom scorer. Even though scoring is an advanced topic and this chapter covers some mathematical formulas, you don’t need to be a mathematical wizard to understand it.

I could have added a brief introduction to scoring in ...

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