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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Has anyone tried to implement a counter?
Date Fri, 12 Dec 2003 13:44:57 GMT
Shannon,  I'm not following what the issue is here.  Any chance you 
could show us some (succinct) code that illustrates things clearer?


On Friday, December 12, 2003, at 08:30  AM, Shannon March wrote:

> Hi
> Has anyone tried to implement a counter using Lucene.
> We currently have a search implemented, searching multiple indexes and
> returning the results in a Vector of hits objects.  In order to get our
> total number of hits for a count of the total results we are cycling
> through our vector, and for each of the hits objects we are using the
> length() method to get a total.
> However the total number we receive is not accurate.  For example in a
> search which returns 52 results, we are getting approx 55 or 56 
> results.
> For searches with higher results, the size of the error increases, but
> it would not be double for the a search with approx 100 results.
> Does anyone have any ideas?  We're using Lucene 1.3.
> Thanks for your help;
> Shannon

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