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Boosting on Exactish (anchored) phrase matching in Solr: (SST #4)

Check out introduction to the Stupid Solr Tricks series if you’re just joining us.] Exact matching in Solr is easy. Use the default string type: all it does is, essentially, exact phrase matching. string is a great type for faceted values, where the only way we expect to search the index is via text pulled from the index itself. Query the index to get a value: use that value to re-query the index. Simple and self-contained. But much of the time, we don’t want exact matching. We want exactish matching. You know, where things are exactly the same except. Except…

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