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Part V: Appendixes > Understanding Score Operators

Understanding Score Operators

Every time Verity finds a document, it assigns the document a "score" that represents how closely the document matches the search criteria. The score is always somewhere from 0 to 1, where 1 is a perfect match and 0 is a perfectly miserable match. In most cases, Verity orders the search results in score order, with the highest scores at the top.

Score operators tell Verity to compute this score differently than it would normally. To a certain extent, this allows you to control the order of the documents in the result set. The score operators include the following:


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