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sphinxsearchHow can I use Sphinx Search to weigh my search results?

Sphinx Search is a powerful full-text search engine that can be used to weight search results. It supports a range of features, including relevance-based ranking, to help you get the most accurate and relevant search results.

To use Sphinx Search to weight search results, you need to set up a Sphinx configuration file that includes weighting parameters. The following example code shows a basic configuration file with two weighting parameters:

index my_index
    type = plain
    source = src1
    path = /usr/local/sphinx/data/my_index
    docinfo = extern
    mlock = 0
    morphology = stem_en
    min_word_len = 1
    min_prefix_len = 0
    min_infix_len = 0
    charset_type = utf-8
    charset_table = 0..9, A..Z->a..z, _, a..z, U+410..U+42F->U+430..U+44F, U+430..U+44F
    ignore_chars = U+00AD
    html_strip = 1
    html_index_attrs = img=alt,title; a=title;
    html_remove_elements = style, script
    index_exact_words = 1
    index_sp = 1
    expand_keywords = 1
    weight = name^2
    weight = content

In this example, the name field will be given twice the weight of the content field when Sphinx Search is used to weight search results. This means that matches in the name field will be more relevant than matches in the content field.

You can also use other weighting parameters, such as field_weights and index_field_lengths, to further refine your search results. For more information, please refer to the Sphinx Search documentation.

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