Ok, so this raises an independent question for future projects (like I
said, this one is too small to invest this sort of effort in)... If the
query is something like a Z39.50 query (where I have no control over
what gets returned in what order), how would you approach ranking what
Jason Etheridge wrote:
> Roy Tennant wrote:
>> The kind of mixed AND/OR search is apparently what Google does, since
>> the more words from your search that are in a particular result, the
>> higher it tends to be in the ranking. It has been interesting, for
>> someone introduced to searching with command-line Dialog searches to
>> see where we are at this point, with searches that would have failed
>> miserably in Dialog working pretty darn well by using strategies such
>> as those described below, and others.
> I think that's a more succinct way of putting it. The relevancy of a
> search hit should be determined by the number of matching terms.
> -- Jason