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From "Erick Erickson" <>
Subject Re: Storage of norms array
Date Tue, 09 Oct 2007 14:14:24 GMT
I think you shouldn't worry about it until you can demonstrate that
you actually have a space problem. Worrying about storing
an extra < 3M is almost certainly a waste of time.

What evidence do you have that this is any kind of problem
at all?


On 10/9/07, Narendra yadala <> wrote:
> Hi All
> Currently I am using document.setBoost for setting a boost proportionate
> to
> some other parameter.
> For ex: p is my parameter whose value is 5.0f
> I am using document.setBoost(p) for making this p as a boost for this
> document.
> But since document.boost gets encoded inside norms array, so I am forced
> to
> store
> the norms array for all the fields in my document and as a result
> I am wasting space of 2 bytes for two fields for which I dont need any
> length normalization and stuff.
> And also my parameter p does not exist for all the documents in the index.
> So now if I have million documents and only 2% has this parameter p then I
> am storing
> 980,000*3 extra bytes considering there are 3 fields in my document.
> So what should I do considering the space considerations in my context.
> Regards
> Narendra

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