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Apache Solr High Performance by Surendra Mohan

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Chapter 2. Boost Your Search

In this chapter, we will learn different ways to boost our search using query parsers and various robust function queries such as field reference, function reference, and function query boosting based on different criteria. We will cover the following topics:

  • Scoring
  • The dismax query parser
  • Function queries

So, let us get started.

Scoring

You might come across scenarios where your search engine should be capable enough to search and display appropriate search results from a large collection of documents, especially when the visitor is not really sure of what he/she intends to search.

In this section, we will learn about the basic concepts of how Solr ranks the documents and later step into how we can tweak the way Solr ranks ...

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