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From Andy Goodell <good...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Can I prevent Sort fields from influencing score?
Date Wed, 02 Jun 2004 20:30:27 GMT
thanks that was my problem, i had code extending the search out to all
the fields, now it only extends the search out to the fields i'm
interested in.

- andy g

On Wed, 2 Jun 2004 14:21:24 -0500 , Tim Jones <tjones@hoovers.com> wrote:
> 
> This seems like it would be determined by how you generate your query - if
> your query doesn't search in the sorted fields, they shouldn't affect the
> scoring of your documents ...
> 
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Andy Goodell [mailto:goodell@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 12:22 PM
> > To: lucene-user@jakarta.apache.org
> > Subject: Can I prevent Sort fields from influencing score?
> >
> >
> > I have been using the new lucene 1.4 SortField implementation wih some
> > custom fields added to old indexes so that the results can be sorted
> > by them.  My problem here is that some of the String fields that I add
> > to the index come up in the search terms, so my results in sort by
> > score order are different.  Here's an example:
> >
> > I added the field AUTHOR_SORTABLE to most of the documents in the
> > index.  But if one of the AUTHOR_SORTABLE field in a document is set
> > to "andy", and i search for "andy", this document gets a very
> > different score than it used to.
> >
> > Since my added fields aren't set in stone, I'm interested in a general
> > solution, where all fields containing the text "SORTABLE" in the name
> > aren't considered for matches, only for sorting.  Could I do this by
> > overriding Similarity?  I tried doing this to set the lengthNorm() for
> > each of my sortable fields to 0, but it hasnt worked yet.  Is there a
> > different way to store the sortable fields that will prevent this?
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > - andy g
> > 
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