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From "Fredrik Andersson" <>
Subject Term hitscores in multiterm searches
Date Thu, 23 Nov 2006 12:57:51 GMT
Hi gang!

If you do a multiterm query to Lucene, say "foo bar zoo", it gives you a
heap of documents (Hits) as a result and all is well. If you want some
tracking abilities to this query, for instance you want to know that
document X was included in the Hits because "foo" and "bar" matched but
"zoo" did not, how would you go about? In previous applications, I have done
individual searches for each term and kept track of which term scored the
highest (or not at all), but this is currently not possible since the query
traffic will be overwhelming - we're talking 30-40 words per query, and
hundreds of queries per second (distributed on several servers ofcourse).

So, is there any way to gather this information without doing searches on
the individual terms of the query?


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