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Relevance Rank

The default sort for all searches in the Franklin Catalog is relevance rank. Numerous factors affect the relevance sort:

  • Uniqueness of a search term or phrase in all of Franklin.
  • Proximity of search terms to each other within a record.
  • Number of times a search term occurs anywhere in a record.
  • If a record is smaller and the term appears, it gets a higher score.
  • A weighting formula that favors the appearance of words and phrases in key fields in this order: author, title, subject.
  • Specification of a field increases the weight value given to that word in that field.

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