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From "Doug Cutting (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LUCENE-901) DefaultSimilarity.queryNorm() should never return Infinity
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2007 17:49:15 GMT

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Doug Cutting commented on LUCENE-901:
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Float.MAX_VALUE seems like a better choice then 1 [ ... ]

With nested queries, could Float.MAX_VALUE trigger overflow back to Infinity?


> DefaultSimilarity.queryNorm() should never return Infinity
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-901
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-901
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Search
>            Reporter: Michael Busch
>            Priority: Trivial
>
> Currently DefaultSimilarity.queryNorm() returns Infinity if sumOfSquaredWeights=0.
> This can result in a score of NaN (e. g. in TermScorer) if boost=0.0f.
> A simple fix would be to return 1.0f in case zero is passed in.
> See LUCENE-698 for discussions about this.

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