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Re: The swish-d cluster system is ready for beta

From: Dave Seff <dseff(at)>
Date: Wed Mar 16 2005 - 22:10:49 GMT
On Wed, 2005-03-16 at 13:13 -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> > Each swishd ran the search and returned results to cluster_mgr. Then
> > cluster_mgr sorted the results by rank to look something like the
> > following and sends back to the origional client. Notice that the
> > results are in reverse order by rank:
> Although the ranks coming from different indexes may not be related,
> right?  The displayed rank is scaled based on the result set for a
> given index.  You may have a result from one index with a rank of 900 that
> seems less related than a result from another index that ranks 800.
> Still, probably works fine in most cases.  I wonder if swish could give
> you more of a raw ranking score and then have your manager scale the
> ranks all at once.
> Very cool.  Now you have fodder for a publication!

Hmm . .  I wasn't aware that the ranking system differed between
indexes. For now it will have to do until I can find a better way to
sort results. 

"It's too bad carbon dioxide isn't flamable, otherwise we would all be
fire-breathing people." --Dave Seff
Received on Wed Mar 16 14:10:49 2005