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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@lucene.com>
Subject Re: Weighted index
Date Mon, 24 Jun 2002 16:25:34 GMT
Peter Carlson wrote:
> I don't know the actual algorithm, but when you type in the search
> 
> title:hello^3 AND heading:dolly^4
> 
> Will product different document scores than
> 
> title:hello AND heading:dolly^4
> 
> Lucene will get the score for a given document, not a field. So it does
> combine the results of the two fields together. Again, I don't know how it
> combines them.

Scores from different terms in the same document (and hence different 
fields) are summed.

Doug


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