Re: [htdig] Problems with search results

Subject: Re: [htdig] Problems with search results
From: David Adams (
Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 03:34:07 PDT

> Hi all
> > Having some trouble with the results of searches, and
hoping someone can offer some advice.
> > An example of the problem:
searching for the word "email" returns a number of documents, one of
those contains the word "mail" (not "email") and scores higher than a
number of documents that contain the word "email"
> > In the conf file,
search_algorithm is set to exact:1 synonyms:0.5 endings:0.1
> > Any ideas?
> > Thanks in advance
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> David Grubb - Internet / Intranet Developer
> +61 2 9895-7913
> Department of Land & Water Conservation
> Sydney, Australia
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Take a look at the <HEAD> section of that document. Are there <META>
statements which contain "email" as a keyword, or in the description?
If there are, then all is explained.

Another possibility is that you have a number of links to the document
where the text contains the word "email". You could try adding:

description_factor: 0

to your configuration file and re-making the index.

David J Adams
Computing Services
University of Southampton

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