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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: TFIDFPartialVectorReducer minDf
Date Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:15:23 GMT

On Sep 20, 2012, at 1:55 PM, Dave Byrne wrote:

> In
> If docFreq > maxDocFreq then the vector at that index is not set (ignored)
> If docFreq < minDocFreq then the vector at that index is set to the TfIdf calculation
using minDocFreq instead of the actual document frequency.
> Should minDocFreq not be treated the same as maxDocFreq by skipping setting the vector
at that index?

I think the idea is that it is being rounded up to provide some minimum level of input.  It's
always a bit of a hedge w/ these rare terms.  Sometimes they are just garbage, other times,
they are valuable.  My leaning would be towards keeping it as is.

> In both cases, the vector length remains the same and these settings have no effect on
pruning the vector length / term reduction?
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