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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-664) [PATCH] small fixes to the new scoring.html doc
Date Tue, 03 Oct 2006 22:16:21 GMT
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Doug Cutting commented on LUCENE-664:

> So this means replacing *indexBoost* with *norm* ?

Yes, that was my suggestion.

> I think that norm depends on the field name [ ...]

You're right.  Both components are indeed field-specific (lengthNorm and field.getBoost()).
 So maybe it can't move to the left of the sigma.

> [PATCH] small fixes to the new scoring.html doc
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-664
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: Website
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.1
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>         Attachments: boosts_plus_scoring_formula.patch, lucene.uxf, scoring-small-fixes.patch,
scoring-small-fixes2.patch, scoring-small-fixes3.patch
> This is an awesome initiative.  We need more docs that cleanly explain the inner workings
of Lucene in general... thanks Grant & Steve & others!
> I have a few small initial proposed fixes, largely just adding some more description
around the components of the formula.  But also a couple typos, another link out to Wikipedia,
a missing closing ), etc.  I've only made it through the "Understanding the Scoring Formula"
section so far.

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