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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: AND / OR mutiple term queris
Date Fri, 16 May 2003 21:41:45 GMT
Xavier Guardiola wrote:
> Yes that's what it should be, but I forgot to mention that I assign
> different weights to different fields as well as different weights to
> different documents. So I may end up with a doc not having all the terms but
> the highest score.
> That's why I don't see a trivial way of getting the results in the desired
> order (first those with all terms and then the rest)...

Try overriding Similarity.coord(int,int).,%20int)

You might use something like:

   private static double POWER = 3.0;

   public float coord(int overlap, int maxOverlap) {
     int missing = maxOverlap - overlap; // # of query terms missing
     return (float)Math.pow(1.0 / (missing + 1), POWER);

Thus, a hit missing one query term would have its score multiplied by 
1/8, hits missing two terms would get 1/27th the score, and so on. 
Adjust POWER to suit.  With high-enough POWER you can pretty much 
guarantee that all documents with any missing terms are ranked below any 
with all query terms.

Tell me how it goes,


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