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From "Yonik Seeley" <>
Subject Re: Lucene 2.1, inconsistent phrase query results with slop
Date Thu, 08 Mar 2007 15:42:42 GMT
On 3/8/07, Erick Erickson <> wrote:
> In a nutshell, reversing the order of the terms in a phrase query can
> result in different hit counts. That is, "person place"~3 may return
> different results from "place person"~3, depending on the number
> of intervening terms.

I think that's "working as designed".   Although I could understand
someone wanting it to work differently.  The slop is sort of like the
edit distance from the current given phrase, hence the order of terms
in the phrase matters.


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