Phrase Detection

Phrase detection identifies phrases in your signals so that results with matching phrases can be boosted. This helps compensate for queries where phrases are not distinguished with quotation marks. For example, the query ipad case is rewritten as “ipad case”~10^2, meaning if ipad and case appear within 10 terms (whitespace-delimited tokens) of each other, then boost the result by a factor of 2.

Phrases are applied in the Text Tagger stage of the query pipeline.

Phrase detection screen

To learn how to use phrase detection in the Rules Editor, see Use Query Rewrites in the Rules Editor.