Which relevance factors can you tune and what is the impact (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint)


Applies to: FAST Search Server 2010

Ranking and sorting of search results are determined by the relevance score, which is quantified in a rank score for each searchable item. By using FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint you can tune relevance in several ways. Predefined relevance (delivered out of the box) was tested and tuned against large sets of different data. However, relevance is not absolute, and because perceived relevance differs greatly among users, organizations, and locations, it is important to tune relevancy according to your organization’s specific needs.

You can tune the following relevance factors:

  • Static rank (quality rank)

  • Dynamic rank

  • Keyword rank

  • Linguistic features

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