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From Lukas Michelbacher <>
Subject Boolean retrieval
Date Sat, 04 Jul 2009 16:37:13 GMT

This is about an experiment comparing plain Boolean retrieval with
vector-space-based retrieval.

I would like to disable all of Lucene's scoring mechanisms and just
run a true Boolean query that returns exactly the documents that match a
query specified in Boolean syntax (OR, AND, NOT). No scoring or sorting

As far as I can see, this is not supported out of the box.  Which classes
would I have to modify?

Would it be enough to create a subclass of Similarity and to ignore all 
terms but one (coord, say) and make this term return 1 if the query 
matches the document and 0 otherwise?


Lukas Michelbacher
Institute for Natural Language Processing
Universit├Ąt Stuttgart

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