Understanding and Controlling Relevance


Course Summary

Relevance is a crucial element when striving for a good search experience. This course provides a solid understanding of what good relevance is about, why it is specific to the individual use-case, and why there is no magic bullet to get it solved. You will learn about the different strategies to improve relevance and, by doing so, you will also explore and familiarize yourself with the rich set of options and specialized queries Elasticsearch offers. After completing this module, you will be able to evaluate and improve relevance in your use case.

Topics Covered

  • The need for customized relevance
  • Controlling relevance with queries and boosts
  • Advanced scoring customization options
  • The art and science behind search relevance

Course Details

This course is a module of the Elasticsearch Advanced Search specialization. Find out how our focused Training Specializations can help you with your use case.


Software Developers and Engineers, Data Architects, DevOps


2-3 hours


We recommend taking the following foundational courses (or having equivalent knowledge):


  • Stable internet connection
  • Mac, Linux, or Windows
  • Latest version of Chrome or Firefox (other browsers not supported)
  • Disable any ad blockers and restart your browser before class