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From Static Void <static.void....@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Random Field
Date Sat, 01 May 2010 16:32:11 GMT
What would be more useful would be randomizing closely related hits.  
IE hits within 5% of each other

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On May 1, 2010, at 7:37 AM, Yonik Seeley <yonik@lucidimagination.com>  
wrote:

> On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 10:23 AM, Blargy <zmanods@hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Can someone explain a useful case for the RandomSortField?
>
> People sometimes have requirements to show different results to
> everyone (essentially randomly shuffling matches per person).
>
> -Yonik
> Apache Lucene Eurocon 2010
> 18-21 May 2010 | Prague
>
>> <!-- The "RandomSortField" is not used to store or search any
>>         data.  You can declare fields of this type it in your schema
>>         to generate pseudo-random orderings of your docs for sorting
>>         purposes.  The ordering is generated based on the field name
>>         and the version of the index, As long as the index version
>>         remains unchanged, and the same field name is reused,
>>         the ordering of the docs will be consistent.
>>         If you want different psuedo-random orderings of documents,
>>         for the same version of the index, use a dynamicField and
>>         change the name
>>     -->
>>    <fieldType name="random" class="solr.RandomSortField"  
>> indexed="true" />

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