Sorry if this has been beaten to death here but I couldn’t find the
exact answer I was looking for.
In the app I’m writing, we convert the score to a percentage and display
it with the search results. The problem is when you search for an exact
phrase (for example) and it matches the title of a document exactly, you
only get a 17% match.
Has anyone seen a way to either curve the scores or make an exact phrase
match get a higher score?
I’ve looked over the similarity formula so I’m pretty sure I understand
why it happens but I’m just looking for ways to counteract it/make the
score make more sense to the user.