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From Sriram Sankar <>
Subject Re: posting list traversal code
Date Thu, 13 Jun 2013 05:38:08 GMT
Thanks Denis.  I've been looking at the code in more detail now.  I'm
interested in how the new SortingAtomicReader works.  Suppose I build an
index and sort the documents using my own sorting function - as shown in
the docs:

AtomicReader sortingReader = new SortingAtomicReader(reader, sorter);


When the docs are sorted using my function, I assume the docids are not
going to be in order any more?  Unless the docids change to maintain the
sorted order.

If you look at the code in (for example) ConjunctionScorer.doNext(doc),
what is the "doc" that gets used here?  If it is the docid (and they are
out of order), this method will not work.  So either the docids have to be
in order, or the "doc" here is some other number that defines the position
of the document in the posting list.

I'm trying to read the code to understand this - I'd really appreciate
someone with more indepth knowledge of this explaining this and also
pointing me to somewhere in the code where the magic happens.



On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM, Denis Bazhenov <> wrote:

> I'm not quite sure, what you really need. But as far as I understand, you
> want to get all document id's for a given term. If so, the following code
> will work for you:
> Term term = new Term("fieldName", "fieldValue");
> TermDocs termDocs = indexReader.termDocs(term);
> while ( {
>         int docId = termDocs.doc();
>         // work with the document...
> }
> On Jun 13, 2013, at 1:56 PM, Sriram Sankar <> wrote:
> > Can someone point me to the code that traverses the posting lists?  I
> > trying to understand how it works.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Sriram
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> Denis Bazhenov <>
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