I have two types of documents they are different in some fields and have some common fields. I am adding an additional field called type to differentiate between the two since i want to give different boosts to different fields depending on the type.
What is the difference in using my type field (as explained above) vs _type fields of Elastic search?
My understanding is there is no difference as far as underlying Lucene storage is concerned since _type is a elastic search concept and lucene doesn't know about it. But are there any pros cons of using one approach over another?
Note: The two types of documents I have share a parent child relationship or sorts. Is there something better I could do to store them besides just using a type field?