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From Joshua O'Madadhain <>
Subject Re: What type of indexer is Lucene? Question reworded.
Date Thu, 07 Mar 2002 19:16:21 GMT

These questions are answered in the Lucene FAQ, which is located at

However, if I correctly understand your fundamental question, my
understanding is that Lucene basically uses the vector model of IR.

Joshua Per
    Joshua Madden: Information Scientist, Musician, Philosopher-At-Tall
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On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Melissa Mifsud wrote:

> Hi again!
> I should really reword my question as follows:
> On which criteria are relevant documents chosen given a particular query
> and
> once retrieved, how are these documents ranked?
> The techniques by which this is done will then determine what type of
> IR model Lucene implements.
> Thanks again!
> Melissa

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