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Re: Tuning ranking manually with MetaNamesRank

From: koszalekopalek <koszalekopalek(at)>
Date: Wed Jun 08 2005 - 15:01:46 GMT
Peter Karman wrote:

> What the MetaNamesRank param does is artificially inflate the number of 
> occurances of words that occur within the specified MetaName. So you 
> have it configured correctly, as far as I can tell.
> What I was suggesting was that in order to test it accurately, you need 
> to let it default to sorting by swishrank \first\ -- otherwise, 
> comparing the order with and without MetaNamesRank is apples and 
> oranges. In your example, your results are being sorted by 'swishserver' 

Oops, sorry for making this a bit unclear. 'swishserver' is bogus
in the sense that the way I had it set up is (temporarily) identical
for all documents in the index.

> then 'desc' 

No, 'desc' is a qualifier meaning descending, right? :-)

So I am left with just 'swishrank'.

> and then by 'swishrank.' All I was suggesting was that if 
> you sort first by swishrank, then you might see a difference (or not -- 
> the MetaNamesRank feature is reported to have neglible affect on ranking).

Anyway -- to be on the safe side I set the sort to:
	$query->SetSort ('swishrank desc');

And I have two index files. One was generated with additional
Meta tags inserted in HTML documents (and MetaNamesRank added
to swish configuration).

No matter which index file I use, the order of results returned
in the same.


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Received on Wed Jun 8 08:01:47 2005