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Xapian::BM25Weight Class Reference

Xapian::Weight subclass implementing the BM25 probabilistic formula. More...

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Public Member Functions

 BM25Weight (double k1, double k2, double k3, double b, double min_normlen)
 Construct a BM25Weight. More...
 
std::string name () const
 Return the name of this weighting scheme. More...
 
std::string serialise () const
 Return this object's parameters serialised as a single string. More...
 
BM25Weightunserialise (const std::string &s) const
 Unserialise parameters. More...
 
Xapian::weight get_sumpart (Xapian::termcount wdf, Xapian::termcount doclen) const
 Calculate the weight contribution for this object's term to a document. More...
 
Xapian::weight get_maxpart () const
 Return an upper bound on what get_sumpart() can return for any document. More...
 
Xapian::weight get_sumextra (Xapian::termcount doclen) const
 Calculate the term-independent weight component for a document. More...
 
Xapian::weight get_maxextra () const
 Return an upper bound on what get_sumextra() can return for any document. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from Xapian::Weight
virtual ~Weight ()
 Virtual destructor, because we have virtual methods. More...
 

Additional Inherited Members

- Protected Types inherited from Xapian::Weight
enum  stat_flags
 Stats which the weighting scheme can use (see need_stat()).
 
- Protected Member Functions inherited from Xapian::Weight
void need_stat (stat_flags flag)
 Tell Xapian that your subclass will want a particular statistic. More...
 
 Weight (const Weight &)
 Don't allow copying. More...
 
 Weight ()
 Default constructor, needed by subclass constructors.
 
Xapian::doccount get_collection_size () const
 The number of documents in the collection.
 
Xapian::doccount get_rset_size () const
 The number of documents marked as relevant.
 
Xapian::doclength get_average_length () const
 The average length of a document in the collection.
 
Xapian::doccount get_termfreq () const
 The number of documents which this term indexes.
 
Xapian::doccount get_reltermfreq () const
 The number of relevant documents which this term indexes.
 
Xapian::termcount get_query_length () const
 The length of the query.
 
Xapian::termcount get_wqf () const
 The within-query-frequency of this term.
 
Xapian::termcount get_doclength_upper_bound () const
 An upper bound on the maximum length of any document in the database. More...
 
Xapian::termcount get_doclength_lower_bound () const
 A lower bound on the minimum length of any document in the database. More...
 
Xapian::termcount get_wdf_upper_bound () const
 An upper bound on the wdf of this term. More...
 

Detailed Description

Xapian::Weight subclass implementing the BM25 probabilistic formula.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

Xapian::BM25Weight::BM25Weight ( double  k1,
double  k2,
double  k3,
double  b,
double  min_normlen 
)
inline

Construct a BM25Weight.

Parameters
k1A non-negative parameter controlling how influential within-document-frequency (wdf) is. k1=0 means that wdf doesn't affect the weights. The larger k1 is, the more wdf influences the weights. (default 1)
k2A non-negative parameter which controls the strength of a correction factor which depends upon query length and normalised document length. k2=0 disable this factor; larger k2 makes it stronger. (default 0)
k3A non-negative parameter controlling how influential within-query-frequency (wqf) is. k3=0 means that wqf doesn't affect the weights. The larger k3 is, the more wqf influences the weights. (default 1)
bA parameter between 0 and 1, controlling how strong the document length normalisation of wdf is. 0 means no normalisation; 1 means full normalisation. (default 0.5)
min_normlenA parameter specifying a minimum value for normalised document length. Normalised document length values less than this will be clamped to this value, helping to prevent very short documents getting large weights. (default 0.5)

Member Function Documentation

Xapian::weight Xapian::BM25Weight::get_maxextra ( ) const
virtual

Return an upper bound on what get_sumextra() can return for any document.

This information is used by the matcher to perform various optimisations, so strive to make the bound as tight as possible.

Implements Xapian::Weight.

Xapian::weight Xapian::BM25Weight::get_maxpart ( ) const
virtual

Return an upper bound on what get_sumpart() can return for any document.

This information is used by the matcher to perform various optimisations, so strive to make the bound as tight as possible.

Implements Xapian::Weight.

Xapian::weight Xapian::BM25Weight::get_sumextra ( Xapian::termcount  doclen) const
virtual

Calculate the term-independent weight component for a document.

The parameter gives information about the document which may be used in the calculations:

Parameters
doclenThe document's length (unnormalised).

Implements Xapian::Weight.

Xapian::weight Xapian::BM25Weight::get_sumpart ( Xapian::termcount  wdf,
Xapian::termcount  doclen 
) const
virtual

Calculate the weight contribution for this object's term to a document.

The parameters give information about the document which may be used in the calculations:

Parameters
wdfThe within document frequency of the term in the document.
doclenThe document's length (unnormalised).

Implements Xapian::Weight.

std::string Xapian::BM25Weight::name ( ) const
virtual

Return the name of this weighting scheme.

This name is used by the remote backend. It is passed along with the serialised parameters to the remote server so that it knows which class to create.

Return the full namespace-qualified name of your class here - if your class is called FooWeight, return "FooWeight" from this method (Xapian::BM25Weight returns "Xapian::BM25Weight" here).

If you don't want to support the remote backend, you can use the default implementation which simply returns an empty string.

Reimplemented from Xapian::Weight.

std::string Xapian::BM25Weight::serialise ( ) const
virtual

Return this object's parameters serialised as a single string.

If you don't want to support the remote backend, you can use the default implementation which simply throws Xapian::UnimplementedError.

Reimplemented from Xapian::Weight.

BM25Weight* Xapian::BM25Weight::unserialise ( const std::string &  s) const
virtual

Unserialise parameters.

This method unserialises parameters serialised by the serialise() method and allocates and returns a new object initialised with them.

If you don't want to support the remote backend, you can use the default implementation which simply throws Xapian::UnimplementedError.

Note that the returned object will be deallocated by Xapian after use with "delete". If you want to handle the deletion in a special way (for example when wrapping the Xapian API for use from another language) then you can define a static operator delete method in your subclass as shown here: http://trac.xapian.org/ticket/554#comment:1

Parameters
sA string containing the serialised parameters.

Reimplemented from Xapian::Weight.


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