User Result Ranker module

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User-Based Rank



The User Result Ranker module helps authors to find relevant content fast when searching in the Find Bar by boosting search ranking capabilities.

Due to a dependency on Periscope version 1.2.10, User Result Ranker module will not work with Periscope versions prior to that one.

Installing with Maven

Bundled modules are automatically installed for you.

If the module is unbundled, add the following to your bundle including your project’s <dependencyManagement> section and your webapp’s <dependencies> section. If the module is unbundled but the parent POM manages the version, add the following to your webapp’s <dependencies> section.

  <version>1.0.3</version> (1)
1 Should you need to specify the module version, do it using <version>.
  <version>1.0.3</version> (1)
1 Should you need to specify the module version, do it using <version>.


The ranking of search results is prioritized by the Latest Used content. If not found, the results are ranked by Most Used content. If that’s not available either, the system will look into collaboration between users, recommendations, which means that it will look at usage/results from other users in your User Group (e.g. editors) and recommend results based on other users belonging to that same User Group.

The layers considered in this ranking in terms of priority are:

  1. Last Used (Recency) - ranks results based on the most recently clicked content. If you searched the keyword Swiss in the past and picked Swiss-flag at that time, Swiss-flag will be displayed at the top of the result list next time you repeat the search.

  2. Most Used (Frequency) - ranks results based on the most frequently used content. If in the past you chose Swiss-cheese several times, then you’ll see this result at the top of the page when using the keyword Swiss.

  3. User-Group-based (Collaborative) - results ranked based on the recommendations of users in the same group. If other similar editors have chosen Swiss-watch, that’s the result you’ll see at the top of the page when searching for Swiss for the first time.

The metrics collected by the User Result Ranker module are stored in the userranking workspace.


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