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From Erik Hatcher <e...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: How the default ranking works
Date Tue, 20 Sep 2005 20:10:31 GMT

On Sep 20, 2005, at 4:03 PM, tirupathi reddy wrote:
>    How the hits are ranked in default case. If I have say some  
> query like this:
>
> title:"measurement procedure" AND id:ep6289*
>
> Say I have some 10 documents matched with that query, how my hits  
> will be displayed. Which record will display first and how it will  
> do the ranking in default case. And also think that I don't have  
> any sort Field.
>
> Please give me some resources where I can read all about Indexing,  
> Ranking of Lucene.

To dig through it yourself, check out IndexSearcher.explain().  To  
dig deeper, look at the javadocs on Similarity.

There is of course a bit on scoring in "Lucene in Action":

     <http://www.lucenebook.com/search?query=scoring>

You have a copy of this book, right?!  :)

Erik


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