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From Mufaddal Khumri <>
Subject Re: get results by relevance, limiting results and then sort the results by some criterion
Date Tue, 21 Feb 2006 20:27:53 GMT

Thats exactly what I am doing currently. Was just wondering if there is 
a lucene way to do what I am doing using QueryFilter etc.


Dan Armbrust wrote:

> Mufaddal Khumri wrote:
>> When I do a search for example on "batteries" i get 1200+ results. I 
>> would like to show the user lets say 300. I can do that by only 
>> extracting the first 300 hits (sorted by decreasing relevance by 
>> default) and displaying those to the user.
> If you are only talking about ordering the number of items that you 
> are going to show to the user, that seems to imply that the number 
> will be small.  Why don't you just re-sort the items that you are 
> going to display to the user somewhere in your code after you get the 
> documents back from lucene?  It may not be quite as clean, but I doubt 
> that there will be any performance impact.
> Dan

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