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Apache Solr High Performance by Surendra Mohan

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The dismax query parser

Before we understand how to boost our search using the dismax query parser, we will learn what a dismax query parser is and the features that make it more demanding than the Lucene query parser.

While using the Lucene query parser, a very vital problem was noticed. It restricts the query to be well formed, with certain syntax rules that have balanced quotes and parenthesis. The Lucene query parser is not sophisticated enough to understand that the end users might be laymen. Thus, these users might type anything for a query as they are unaware of such restrictions and are prone to end up with either an error or unexpected search results.

To tackle such situations, the dismax query parser came into play. It has been named after ...

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