[EP-tech] Xapian search configuration

Monica Wood Monica.Wood at utas.edu.au
Fri Sep 18 08:22:16 BST 2015


Hello all,

I¹ve been having some trouble with the simple search and stemming.
When searching on an creators name that can be stemmed (for eg. Œboyes¹)
it¹s removing the Œes¹ at the end and returning results with Œboy¹ in them
as a higher relevance than the items with the creator name of ŒBoyes¹
If the user searches with the capitalised version, it doesn¹t stem it and
brings it to the top. The issue is, that users won¹t think about
capitalising proper nouns when they search!

Is there a way I can make it so exact term matches (ignoring case) are
returned with higher relevance before the stemmed term?

Also on this page:
http://wiki.eprints.org/w/API:EPrints/Plugin/Search/Xapian it states that
you can set a weight to fields, so they are regarded more highly in
searches, how do you do this? If I could make creators name as a higher
weight, it might also solve this issue.

Thanks
Monica Wood
University of Tasmania
http://eprints.utas.edu.au



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