The search "_factor"s haven't been tuned to the new
database structure. I propose:
1) backlink_factor should be reduced from 1000 to 0.01
This makes its scores the same order of magnitude as
the other scores. This factor just measures how many
links of *any* type there are to the page --
description_factor is much more useful.
2) the code should be changed to use "1 +
multimatch_factor" instead of "multimatch_factor". Its
aim was to *increase* the weight given to documents
matching more than one "or" term. Currently, if it is
set to 0, those documents get *no* score from their
content (just from backlinks and date). All other
"_factor"s denote the additional weight to be given.
3) caps_factor and url_text_factor, which haven't yet
been implemented, should be removed from attrs.html
Log in to post a comment.