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Apache Solr Search Patterns by Jayant Kumar

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Building a custom scorer

Now that we know how the default relevance calculation works, let us look at how to create a custom scorer. The default scorer used for relevance calculation is known as DefaultSimilarity. In order to create a custom scorer, we will need to extend DefaultSimilarity and create our own similarity class and eventually use it in our Solr schema. Solr also provides the option of specifying different similarity classes for different fieldTypes configuration directive in the schema. Thus, we can create different similarity classes and then specify different scoring algorithms for different fieldTypes as also a different global Similarity class.

Let us create a custom scorer that disables the IDF factor of the scoring algorithm. ...

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