Why does websearch and api search return different confidences/scores

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#1

API Search for “Duran Duran”

Web Search for “Duran Duran”

The web search is “better” is this example,
“Duran Duran” is returned for web search
“Duran Duran Duran” is returned for api search
(with highest score/confidence)

is there another way to search using api that is more likely to have matched what i wanted?


#2

Maybe this older thread has the answers you seek?


#3

There is a way to do the web search the same as the API search :slight_smile:

https://musicbrainz.org/search?query=artist%3A"Duran+Duran"&type=artist&limit=25&method=advanced

But I don’t know how to do it the other way round. Not sure what the web search does in this case.


#4

thanks maybe that dismax parameter will help