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  1. Lucene - Core
  2. LUCENE-5879

Add auto-prefix terms to block tree terms dict


    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 5.2, 6.0
    • Component/s: core/codecs
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      This cool idea to generalize numeric/trie fields came from Adrien:

      Today, when we index a numeric field (LongField, etc.) we pre-compute
      (via NumericTokenStream) outside of indexer/codec which prefix terms
      should be indexed.

      But this can be inefficient: you set a static precisionStep, and
      always add those prefix terms regardless of how the terms in the field
      are actually distributed. Yet typically in real world applications
      the terms have a non-random distribution.

      So, it should be better if instead the terms dict decides where it
      makes sense to insert prefix terms, based on how dense the terms are
      in each region of term space.

      This way we can speed up query time for both term (e.g. infix
      suggester) and numeric ranges, and it should let us use less index
      space and get faster range queries.

      This would also mean that min/maxTerm for a numeric field would now be
      correct, vs today where the externally computed prefix terms are
      placed after the full precision terms, causing hairy code like
      NumericUtils.getMaxInt/Long. So optos like LUCENE-5860 become

      The terms dict can also do tricks not possible if you must live on top
      of its APIs, e.g. to handle the adversary/over-constrained case when a
      given prefix has too many terms following it but finer prefixes
      have too few (what block tree calls "floor term blocks").


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                mikemccand Michael McCandless
                mikemccand Michael McCandless
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