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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: VSM in Lucene, again
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2005 00:18:34 GMT
Hi Fredrik,

Are you looking for ?


--- Fredrik Andersson <> wrote:

> Hi folks.
> I read a transcript from last months digest of this list, in a post
> by 
> Rajesh Munavalli, that Lucene uses a VSM retrieval method. In my
> previous 
> work with VSM, it has included matching a query vector towards the
> documents 
> in the term-document space. I have dissected and customized a lot of
> classes 
> in the Lucene indexing and searching classes, but I have yet to
> discover 
> where the actual dot product of the query vector and the document
> vectors is 
> performed, if Lucene uses this method for information retrieval.
> Using this 
> method involves a certain angle which you consider as "close", which
> is a 
> parameter that Lucene would benefit from exposing in its API. This I
> have 
> not seen any trails of, either. To keep a long story short, a lot of
> the 
> stuff that I usually associate with VSM and LSI information retrieval
> is 
> missing or cleverly hidden.
> If someone could shed some light on this issue, I would be very
> thankful. 
> It's probably just that we have different notions of the VSM model,
> but I'd 
> like to get this straightened out.
> Greetings,
> Fredrik

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