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Relevance Ranking Algorithms

Siebel Search includes a means to assess the relevance value for each row retrieved by a search. The ranking algorithms provide a means of ordering documents that are most relevant to the query, as opposed to ordering by date or some other column in the index table.

You can base relevance values on the total number of words matched in a table row, or the number of original search term occurrences in a row. You may also specify that relevance be assessed by a statistical determination of term importance, combined with search term occurrences in the row.

Relevance ranking can be turned on or off. Additionally, you can specify a minimum acceptable relevance level which makes sure that rows with a calculated relevance below the set threshold are not included in the search result.

For more information on setting up and administering Relevance Ranking see Advanced Search Execution Settings.

 Siebel Search Administration Guide, Version 7.5, Rev A 
 Published: 18 April 2003