Re: [htdig] how does the dig the ranking ?

Subject: Re: [htdig] how does the dig the ranking ?
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed May 10 2000 - 10:22:52 PDT

According to
> Once Again: Can anyone tell me how the ranking is calculated by the
> dig-algorithm? is there a formula? does it matter at which position in the
> doc the search-term is found?

In the 3.1.x series, position does matter. Words at the top of the document
are ranked higher than words closer to the end. My understanding is that
this is no longer the case in the 3.2 betas. As for the actual formulae,
I don't really know. Perhaps someone else can shed more light?

Gilles R. Detillieux              E-mail: <>
Spinal Cord Research Centre       WWW:
Dept. Physiology, U. of Manitoba  Phone:  (204)789-3766
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