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From Daniel Naber <>
Subject Re: FuzzyQuery prefix length
Date Tue, 12 Oct 2004 22:42:36 GMT
On Tuesday 12 October 2004 17:22, Doug Cutting wrote:

> Which is worse: a person who searches for Photokopie~ in a 1000 document
> collection does not find documents containing Fotokopie; or a person who
> searches for Photokopie~ in a 1M document collection doesn't find
> anything because it takes too long.  I think some relevant results are
> better than none.

I disagree, as the user who doesn't get the "Fotokopie" matches will not 
understand what's going on. He will assume that there are no such 
documents, which is wrong. If there's a timeout the user will at least 
notice something is wrong. Besides that, it's the developers 
responsibility to get things fast enough. If he decides to do so with a 
prefix that might be okay for his use case. 

I'll try to do some performance tests with fuzzy query tomorrow on a 
250,000 document index.



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