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From Moshe Cohen <>
Subject Deleted files considered for scoring
Date Sun, 10 May 2009 21:37:25 GMT
I am using Lucene 2.4.1 via Pylucene and have encountered the following
When there are deleted documents in the index the search scores are
identical to those that exist had those documents not been deleted.
If I optimize the index and the deleted documents are actually removed, the
the scoring is the same as if those documents were never indexed at all.

Is this a bug or am I missing something?
Optimization is not a feasible option for my use where there are as many
indexing actions as searching, and they are mixed.

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