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From "James Dyer (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-2649) MM ignored in edismax queries with operators
Date Thu, 02 Feb 2012 22:22:55 GMT


James Dyer commented on SOLR-2649:

It seems it would be simpler to implement and understand if we just counted up the optional
words in the query and apply "mm" to those.  I suppose you could create a subtle rule that
naked terms count for "mm" but OR-ed terms do not.  This might be functionality someone wants
but then again it might confuse others who would expect "x OR y" to mean the same as "x y".

Counting multiple terms as 1 because they are in parenthesis together doesn't seem like a
good idea to me.  But then again, maybe someone out there would appreciate all the subtle
things you could do with this?

I guess whatever is decided just needs to be well-documented so when/if someone is surprised
by the functionality they can look it up and see what's going on.  Whatever is done, it will
be a nice improvement over the current behavior.
> MM ignored in edismax queries with operators
> --------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-2649
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: search
>    Affects Versions: 3.3
>            Reporter: Magnus Bergmark
>            Priority: Minor
> Hypothetical scenario:
>   1. User searches for "stocks oil gold" with MM set to "50%"
>   2. User adds "-stockings" to the query: "stocks oil gold -stockings"
>   3. User gets no hits since MM was ignored and all terms where AND-ed together
> The behavior seems to be intentional, although the reason why is never explained:
>   // For correct lucene queries, turn off mm processing if there
>   // were explicit operators (except for AND).
>   boolean doMinMatched = (numOR + numNOT + numPluses + numMinuses) == 0; 
> (lines 232-234 taken from tags/lucene_solr_3_3/solr/src/java/org/apache/solr/search/
> This makes edismax unsuitable as an replacement to dismax; mm is one of the primary features
of dismax.

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