How is the search score calculated?


#1

I just searched for the Artist “PiL” and Public Image Limited came in at number twelve on the result list, with a score of 34. The only artist with a 100 score is a Danish artist with only one release.
Searching for the Work “Memories” the only result yielding a 100 score is a song titled “Nostalgias”. How is this search score calculated?


#2

I’ll raise you.
And search Releases for “Jérusalem”.
The release, by Jordi Savall, is so called at Allmusic whereas here it is called Jérusalem, La Ville des deux Paix : La Paix céleste et la Paix terrestre and a search in Releases for “Jérusalem” finds it on page 8. Diacritics seem to count for very little and definitely less than having a Release Artist with “Jerusalem” in their name.


#3

Search score has currently several issues. But the current top priority about search is to fully deploy the replacement SOLR search server which has been designed last year.


#4

Is there any way of following that progress? No point in reporting search issues if a new search server is right around the corner :slight_smile:
If it was designed last year does that mean that it will be v6.0 on release or are you planning to roll out Solr 7.0? Just curious.


#5

It is based on 6.6.2


#6