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From "Chris Sizemore" <>
Subject MoreLikeThis across multiple fields question...
Date Sun, 21 Oct 2007 15:21:34 GMT

i'm using MoreLikeThis. i'm trying to run the document comparison across more than one field
in my index, but i'm not at all sure that it's actually happening -- when i examine the constructed
query, only one field is mentioned! here's my code:

FileReader reader = new FileReader("/Users/onpause/aTest.txt");
IndexReader ir =;
IndexSearcher is = new IndexSearcher(index);
MoreLikeThis mlt = new MoreLikeThis(ir);
String [] mltFields = new String[] {"conceptSearch","abstract","contents","conceptDisplay"};
Analyzer analyzer = new StandardAnalyzer();
Query mltQuery =;
Hits hits =;

System.out.println("query: "+ mltQuery.toString() + "   ; fields: " + mlt.getFieldNames().toString()
 + " ::: params: "+mlt.describeParams());

here's what that last println prints out:

query: contents:rainbow contents:edinburgh contents:actress contents:festival contents:end

fields: [Ljava.lang.String;@199939 ::: 

params: maxQueryTerms  : 25
        minWordLen     : 0
        maxWordLen     : 0
        fieldNames     : "conceptSearch, abstract, contents, conceptDisplay
        boost          : false
        minTermFreq    : 1
        minDocFreq     : 1

why does the query only contain references to the field "contents"? i expected it to contain
references to all 4 fields i assigned, something like:

(contents:rainbow contents:edinburgh contents:actress contents:festival contents:end) (abstract:rainbow...
etc etc

when the field "contents" is in the list, it ends up being the only one visibly used in the
printed query -- the others seem suppressed, at least from the print...

i really want to make sure i'm MLT-ing across all 4 fields, because i indexed then with different
boosts, hoping this would influence the MLT result scoring...

also, and i'm sure this is because i'm such i naive java user, how can i convert this object
reference [Ljava.lang.String;@199939  to something more useful to read?

thanks in advance for any advice!


--chris sizemore
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