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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Are similarity scores computed when using sort?
Date Sat, 27 Nov 2004 10:43:04 GMT
Yes, Similarity is still computed.  It has to be in order to determine 
if the documents considered are a hit or not.  Scores of 0 are not a 

You certainly could simplify the Similarity computations though, by 
creating your own implementation and returning 1 from all the methods.


On Nov 27, 2004, at 2:46 AM, Aphinyanaphongs, Yindalon wrote:

> I have an search application that is very performance conscious.  I've 
> looked through the IndexSearcher code, and haven't been able to 
> clarify whether a similarity score is calculated if the results are 
> sorted by some numerical field value? Basically, it would be 
> preferable to not incur the computational cost of generating a 
> similarity score if it is never used.
> Thanks
> Yin

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