I have a function score using a gaussian decay. I would like the scores to never be zero after the multiplier so that when the gaussian function gets to zero, the documents still retained some relevance score.
Ideally, if we could add an arbitrary value to the gaussian value before the multiplication, this would solve my issue.
Does anyone have any consideration how to get this to work?
My interim (but not ideal) solution is to filter on the decay function to a certain radius to prevent multiply by zero and then add another function with a filter beyond that same radius and multiply by a very small value.