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[EP-tech] Re: Relevance ranking for Simple and Advanced Search



I'm not sure this will work.  In any case, if Xapian is working, you should get an option to order by relevance.  If Xapian isn't working, it can't possibly do you any good.

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On 1 Sep 2015, at 16:29, Tomasz Neugebauer wrote:

> Dear Brian,
>  
> Thank you for this information!  I was having trouble getting the advanced search to use relevance sort, and your post solved it for me.
> I think that relevance sort is what users expect as a default sort.
> Should we update the simple and advanced search config examples here: http://wiki.eprints.org/w/Search.pl to use relevance sort by default?
>  
> Tomasz
>  
>  
> ________________________________________________
> Tomasz Neugebauer
> Digital Projects & Systems Development Librarian
> Libraries / Biblioth?ques
> Concordia University / Universit? Concordia
> 
> 
>  
> From: eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Brian D. Gregg
> Sent: August-27-15 12:21 PM
> To: 'eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk' <eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk>
> Subject: [EP-tech] Relevance ranking for Simple and Advanced Search
>  
> All,
>  
> Just passing this along in case anyone has been looking at searching (simple and advanced) and wondering about how to make relevance ranking results the default for at least the 3.3.12 (version we are running) of Eprints.  As usual? your millage may vary.
>  
> In our Eprints 3.3.12 instance we changed the following files and ran ?epadmin reload {archive}? to make the changes stick.
>  
> cfg/cfg.d/eprints_search_simple.pl:
>  
>         preamble_phrase => "cgi/search:preamble",
>         title_phrase => "cgi/search:simple_search",
>         citation => "result",
>         page_size => 20,
>         order_methods => {
>                 "byrelevance"    => "", 
>                 "byyear"         => "-date/creators_name/title",
>                 "byyearoldest"   => "date/creators_name/title",
>                 "byname"         => "creators_name/-date/title",
>                 "bytitle"        => "title/creators_name/-date"
>         },
>         #default_order => "byyear",
>         default_order => "byrelevance", 
>         show_zero_results => 1,
>  
> cfg/cfg.d/eprints_search_advanced.pl:
>  
>         preamble_phrase => "cgi/advsearch:preamble",
>         title_phrase => "cgi/advsearch:adv_search",
>         citation => "result",
>         page_size => 20,
>         order_methods => {
>                 "byrelevance"    => "",
>                 "byyear"         => "-date/creators_name/title",
>                 "byyearoldest"   => "date/creators_name/title",
>                 "byname"         => "creators_name/-date/title",
>                 "bytitle"        => "title/creators_name/-date",
>                 "byid"           => "eprintid",
>         },
>         #default_order => "byyear",
>         default_order => "byrelevance",
>         show_zero_results => 1,
>  
> By adding the ?byrelevance? line to the order_methods and setting the default_order to ?byrelevance? we now have relevance ranking search results for both our simple and advanced searches by default.
>  
> Hope this helps,
> Thanks,
> Brian.
>  
> Brian D. Gregg
> Solutions Architect | Manager Systems Development
> University of Pittsburgh | University Library System
> Address: 7500 Thomas Blvd.  Room 129 Pittsburgh, PA 15208
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>  
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