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  1. XWiki Platform
  2. XWIKI-7003

Sometimes search result scores are over 100%

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.2 M2
    • Fix Version/s: 3.2 M3
    • Component/s: Search - Generic
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      Description

      The Lucene hit score is not supposed to be interpreted strictly as a percentage, since the score can be any real number. Especially since XWIKI-6217, this has become more apparent, with percentages sometimes going over 2000%.

      Since the hit score is rather technical, it shouldn't be displayed. A quick fix of the problem is to cap it at 100%, since it doesn't matter how much above a perfect hit it is. Still, I think that the score is not a relevant piece of information, and it rather tends to distract from the results themselves. What matters is the order of the hits. It is possible for a document to be the right thing that the user is looking for, but to have a low score which discourages them from opening the document.

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            sdumitriu Sergiu Dumitriu
            Reporter:
            sdumitriu Sergiu Dumitriu
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