-normalizing the score
Paul Libbrecht 2011-04-05, 11:14
I did not find a wiki page about normalization.
All I found was: http://search.lucidimagination.com/search/document/9d06882d97db5c59/a_question_about_solr_score
where Hoss suggests to normalize depending on the maxScore.
I am not comfortable with that since, at least, I want that a search for "the wombats" in a directory of mathematical concepts, and display that all scores are pretty bad and not display 1.0 for matches that are only on the word "the".
It seems that the strategy would be to normalize by maxScore if the maxScore is bigger than 1.0.
Can you confirm that?
Isn't there going to be similar edge cases as above?
I remember a time where Lucene results' score were always normalized. That seems to be not in SOLR, or?
thanks in advance