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Re: MetaNamesRank

From: Peter Karman <karman(at)>
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 21:26:48 GMT
Bill Moseley supposedly wrote on 3/29/04 2:50 PM:

> On Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 12:18:13PM -0800, Peter Karman wrote:
>>I see that the 2.4.2 docs list MetaNamesRank as currently unsupported.
>>I do see some code in parse_conffile.c that appears to allow it to be 
>>specified in a config file. I assume that rank.c still needs work to 
>>actually *do* something with the config?
> Search for "bias" in rank.c.

Ah. thanks. It looks fairly developed. Is there a reason the docs claim 
that it isn't implemented? My simple tests just showed that it does make 
a difference in the ranking scores.

>>Just checking, really. I've been reading all kinds of ranking algorithm 
>>papers all morning (that stuff requires extra oxygen...)
> I found that after an entire day that gin works best.

yes, I expect that (or my personal poison, scotch) would make everything 

Peter Karman - Software Publications Engineer - Cray Inc
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Received on Mon Mar 29 13:26:49 2004