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Question by aga, Feb 26, 2016 4:33 PM

Clustering Results

Hi

I'm trying to understand if enabling clustering helps improve the search experience. If clustering is enabled, then would the results (served by sitecore) change in anyway?

It seems a new facet is made available by which we can refine data by a cluster, but this article says that the facet is available only in Interface Editor. So again, I don't know how would then help the end user experience. I would really appreciate any documentation on this.

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Answer by Jean-François L'Heureux, Feb 26, 2016 6:00 PM

As you mentioned, the clustering facet can be enabled in the old Coveo .Net Front-End Interface Editor. Coveo for Sitecore uses the Coveo JavaScript Search Framework for its UI, not the Coveo .Net Front-End (which is old technology by the way).

Clustering doesn't affect the results returned nor their order. It simply enables a new facet to be displayed that contains "subjects".

Clustering can be enabled on a Coveo Search API REST query (see enableClustering).

However, I don't know if there's a way to display that facet with the Coveo JavaScript Search Framework yet.

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