Even searching with elasticsearch I wasn't able to find a solution

(Alexandre Taschner) #1


I'm trying to build a search engine to an e-commerce but failing to get the relevance I need. I've read tutorials all over the internet but could not manage to implement the way it fits this special case needs.

First, let me explain how to I want it to work: as the user type I want to have relevant suggestions of products based on the user query.

I actually happen to have a perfect example of it working the way I wanted (and with a little extra). This is how I want it to work (minus the suggestion which is not needed):

And when I type in "furad bosc" it still finds the results as shown bellow:


The index I have so far looks like this:

    "settings": {
        "number_of_shards": 1, 
        "analysis": {
            "filter": {
                "autocomplete_filter": { 
                    "type":     "edge_ngram",
                    "min_gram": 3,
                    "max_gram": 25
            "analyzer": {
                "autocomplete": {
                    "type":      "custom",
                    "tokenizer": "standard",
                    "filter": [
    "mappings": {
      "products": {
        "properties": {
          "name": {"type": "text", "analyzer": "autocomplete", "search_analyzer": "standard"},
          "description": {"type": "text"},
          "price": {"type": "double"},
          "product_id": {"type": "integer"},
          "image": {"type": "text"},
          "quantity": {"type": "integer"},
          "width": {"type": "float"},
          "length": {"type": "float"},
          "height": {"type": "float"},
          "weight": {"type": "float"},
          "model": {"type": "text"},
          "name_suggester": {"type": "completion", "analyzer": "autocomplete"}

Disclaimer: the other fields (weight, width...) are for future implementations.

As for searching, I have used multiple combination of queries, the closest I got to the desired result is this one:

  "query": {
    "bool": {
      "should": [
          {"match_phrase_prefix": {"name^25": "furadeira bosch"} },
          {"term": {"name^2": "furadeira bosch"} }
      "must": {
        "query_string": {
            "query" : "furadeira bosch",
            "fields" : [

But the results I get fail in scoring the way I wanted to:

if only this would work

Now is when I ask. What am I doing wrong and how do I calculate the score correctly?

PS: I'm sorry for the bad english :confused:

(system) #2

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