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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-3130

Use BoostAttribute in in TokenFilters to denote Terms that QueryParser should give lower boosts


    • Improvement
    • Status: Open
    • Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      A recent thread asked if there was anyway to use QueryTime synonyms such that matches on the original term specified by the user would score higher then matches on the synonym. It occurred to me later that a float Attribute could be set by the SynonymFilter in such situations, and QueryParser could use that float as a boost in the resulting Query. IThis would be fairly straightforward for the simple "synonyms => BooleamQuery" case, but we'd have to decide how to handle the case of synonyms with multiple terms that produce MTPQ, possibly just punt for now)

      Likewise, there may be other TokenFilters that "inject" artificial tokens at query time where it also might make sense to have a reduced "boost" factor...

      • SynonymFilter
      • CommonGramsFilter
      • WordDelimiterFilter
      • etc...

      In all of these cases, the amount of the "boost" could me configured, and for back compact could default to "1.0" (or null to not set a boost at all)

      Furthermore: if we add a new BoostAttrToPayloadAttrFilter that just copied the boost attribute into the payload attribute, these same filters could give "penalizing" payloads to terms when used at index time) could give "penalizing" payloads to terms.


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              hossman Chris M. Hostetter
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