Re: [htdig] index always scores 100


Subject: Re: [htdig] index always scores 100
From: Torsten Neuer (tneuer@inwise.de)
Date: Tue Sep 05 2000 - 07:28:50 PDT


Ted Stresen-Reuter wrote:
>
> I'm using 3.1.5. The page is indeed one of the smaller pages on the site.
> What's really odd, though, is that if you enter a word that doesn't appear
> ANYWHERE in the document (not the keywords, not the description, not the
> title, nowhere in the body), it still comes up with a score of 100.
>
> Now, all pages do link back to this index page so the backlink factor may
> influence the score, but it doesn't explain why it's finding a match for
> words that don't even appear.
>
> If you want, go to http://www.chicagophilanthropy.com/search/ and enter the
> word "kraft" as the search term and you'll see what I mean. I've tried
> deleting the databases and indexing again, but I still got the same
> results....

What search algorithm are you using? If the word does not exist in the
documents, "exact" matching should not return hits - metaphone, soundex,
etc may do so.

cheers,

  Torsten
 

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