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Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource Class Reference

Read weights from a value which is known to decrease as docid increases. More...

+ Inheritance diagram for Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource:

Public Member Functions

 DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource (Xapian::valueno slot_, Xapian::docid range_start_=0, Xapian::docid range_end_=0)
 Construct a DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource. More...
 
double get_weight () const
 Return the weight contribution for the current document. More...
 
DecreasingValueWeightPostingSourceclone () const
 Clone the posting source. More...
 
std::string name () const
 Name of the posting source class. More...
 
std::string serialise () const
 Serialise object parameters into a string. More...
 
DecreasingValueWeightPostingSourceunserialise (const std::string &serialised) const
 Create object given string serialisation returned by serialise(). More...
 
void init (const Xapian::Database &db_)
 Set this PostingSource to the start of the list of postings. More...
 
void next (double min_wt)
 Advance the current position to the next matching document. More...
 
void skip_to (Xapian::docid min_docid, double min_wt)
 Advance to the specified docid. More...
 
bool check (Xapian::docid min_docid, double min_wt)
 Check if the specified docid occurs. More...
 
std::string get_description () const
 Return a string describing this object. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from Xapian::ValueWeightPostingSource
 ValueWeightPostingSource (Xapian::valueno slot_)
 Construct a ValueWeightPostingSource. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from Xapian::ValuePostingSource
 ValuePostingSource (Xapian::valueno slot_)
 Construct a ValuePostingSource. More...
 
Xapian::doccount get_termfreq_min () const
 A lower bound on the number of documents this object can return. More...
 
Xapian::doccount get_termfreq_est () const
 An estimate of the number of documents this object can return. More...
 
Xapian::doccount get_termfreq_max () const
 An upper bound on the number of documents this object can return. More...
 
bool at_end () const
 Return true if the current position is past the last entry in this list. More...
 
Xapian::docid get_docid () const
 Return the current docid. More...
 
Xapian::Database get_database () const
 The database we're reading values from. More...
 
Xapian::valueno get_slot () const
 The slot we're reading values from. More...
 
std::string get_value () const
 Read current value. More...
 
void done ()
 End the iteration. More...
 
bool get_started () const
 Flag indicating if we've started (true if we have). More...
 
void set_termfreq_min (Xapian::doccount termfreq_min_)
 Set a lower bound on the term frequency. More...
 
void set_termfreq_est (Xapian::doccount termfreq_est_)
 An estimate of the term frequency. More...
 
void set_termfreq_max (Xapian::doccount termfreq_max_)
 An upper bound on the term frequency. More...
 
- Public Member Functions inherited from Xapian::PostingSource
 PostingSource ()
 Allow subclasses to be instantiated.
 
void set_maxweight (double max_weight)
 Specify an upper bound on what get_weight() will return from now on. More...
 
double get_maxweight () const
 Return the currently set upper bound on what get_weight() can return.
 
virtual PostingSourceunserialise_with_registry (const std::string &serialised, const Registry &registry) const
 Create object given string serialisation returned by serialise(). More...
 
PostingSourcerelease ()
 Start reference counting this object. More...
 
const PostingSourcerelease () const
 Start reference counting this object. More...
 

Protected Member Functions

void skip_if_in_range (double min_wt)
 Skip the iterator forward if in the decreasing range, and weight is low.
 

Protected Attributes

Xapian::docid range_start
 Start of range of docids for which weights are known to be decreasing. More...
 
Xapian::docid range_end
 End of range of docids for which weights are known to be decreasing. More...
 
double curr_weight
 Weight at current position.
 
bool items_at_end
 Flag, set to true if there are docs after the end of the range.
 
- Protected Attributes inherited from Xapian::ValuePostingSource
Xapian::Databasedb
 The database we're reading values from. More...
 
Xapian::valuenoslot
 The slot we're reading values from. More...
 
Xapian::ValueIteratorvalue_it
 Value stream iterator. More...
 
bool & started
 Flag indicating if we've started (true if we have). More...
 
Xapian::doccounttermfreq_min
 A lower bound on the term frequency. More...
 
Xapian::doccounttermfreq_est
 An estimate of the term frequency. More...
 
Xapian::doccounttermfreq_max
 An upper bound on the term frequency. More...
 

Detailed Description

Read weights from a value which is known to decrease as docid increases.

This posting source can be used, like ValueWeightPostingSource, to add a weight contribution to a query based on the values stored in a slot. The values in the slot must be serialised as by sortable_serialise().

However, this posting source is additionally given a range of document IDs, within which the weight is known to be decreasing. ie, for all documents with ids A and B within this range (including the endpoints), where A is less than B, the weight of A is less than or equal to the weight of B. This can allow the posting source to skip to the end of the range quickly if insufficient weight is left in the posting source for a particular source.

By default, the range is assumed to cover all document IDs.

The ordering property can be arranged at index time, or by sorting an indexed database to produce a new, sorted, database.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

◆ DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource()

Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource ( Xapian::valueno  slot_,
Xapian::docid  range_start_ = 0,
Xapian::docid  range_end_ = 0 
)

Construct a DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource.

Parameters
slot_The value slot to read values from.
range_start_Start of range of docids for which weights are known to be decreasing (default: first docid)
range_end_End of range of docids for which weights are known to be decreasing (default: last docid)

Member Function Documentation

◆ check()

bool Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::check ( Xapian::docid  did,
double  min_wt 
)
virtual

Check if the specified docid occurs.

The caller is required to ensure that the specified document id did actually exists in the database. If it does, it must move to that document id, and return true. If it does not, it may either:

  • return true, having moved to a definite position (including "at_end"), which must be the same position as skip_to() would have moved to.

or

  • return false, having moved to an "indeterminate" position, such that a subsequent call to next() or skip_to() will move to the next matching position after did.

Generally, this method should act like skip_to() and return true if that can be done at little extra cost.

Otherwise it should simply check if a particular docid is present, returning true if it is, and false if it isn't.

The default implementation calls skip_to() and always returns true.

Xapian will always call init() on a PostingSource before calling this for the first time.

Note: in the case of a multi-database search, the docid specified is the docid in the single subdatabase relevant to this posting source. See the init() method for details.

Parameters
didThe document id to check.
min_wtThe minimum weight contribution that is needed (this is just a hint which subclasses may ignore).

Reimplemented from Xapian::ValuePostingSource.

◆ clone()

DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource* Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::clone ( ) const
virtual

Clone the posting source.

The clone should inherit the configuration of the parent, but need not inherit the state. ie, the clone does not need to be in the same iteration position as the original: the matcher will always call init() on the clone before attempting to move the iterator, or read the information about the current position of the iterator.

This may return NULL to indicate that cloning is not supported. In this case, the PostingSource may only be used with a single-database search.

The default implementation returns NULL.

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: https://trac.xapian.org/ticket/554#comment:1

Reimplemented from Xapian::ValueWeightPostingSource.

◆ get_description()

std::string Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::get_description ( ) const
virtual

Return a string describing this object.

This default implementation returns a generic answer. This default it provided to avoid forcing those deriving their own PostingSource subclass from having to implement this (they may not care what get_description() gives for their subclass).

Reimplemented from Xapian::ValueWeightPostingSource.

◆ get_weight()

double Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::get_weight ( ) const
virtual

Return the weight contribution for the current document.

This default implementation always returns 0, for convenience when implementing "weight-less" PostingSource subclasses.

This method may assume that it will only be called when there is a "current document". In detail: Xapian will always call init() on a PostingSource before calling this for the first time. It will also only call this if the PostingSource reports that it is pointing to a valid document (ie, it will not call it before calling at least one of next(), skip_to() or check(), and will ensure that the PostingSource is not at the end by calling at_end()).

Reimplemented from Xapian::ValueWeightPostingSource.

◆ init()

void Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::init ( const Xapian::Database db)
virtual

Set this PostingSource to the start of the list of postings.

This is called automatically by the matcher prior to each query being processed.

If a PostingSource is used for multiple searches, init() will therefore be called multiple times, and must handle this by using the database passed in the most recent call.

Parameters
dbThe database which the PostingSource should iterate through.

Note: in the case of a multi-database search, a separate PostingSource will be used for each database (the separate PostingSources will be obtained using clone()), and each PostingSource will be passed one of the sub-databases as the db parameter here. The db parameter will therefore always refer to a single database. All docids passed to, or returned from, the PostingSource refer to docids in that single database, rather than in the multi-database.

Reimplemented from Xapian::ValueWeightPostingSource.

◆ name()

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

Name of the posting source class.

This is used when serialising and unserialising posting sources; for example, for performing remote searches.

If the subclass is in a C++ namespace, the namespace should be included in the name, using "::" as a separator. For example, for a PostingSource subclass called "FooPostingSource" in the "Xapian" namespace the result of this call should be "Xapian::FooPostingSource".

This should only be implemented if serialise() and unserialise() are also implemented. The default implementation returns an empty string.

If this returns an empty string, Xapian will assume that serialise() and unserialise() are not implemented.

Reimplemented from Xapian::ValueWeightPostingSource.

◆ next()

void Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::next ( double  min_wt)
virtual

Advance the current position to the next matching document.

The PostingSource starts before the first entry in the list, so next(), skip_to() or check() must be called before any methods which need the context of the current position.

Xapian will always call init() on a PostingSource before calling this for the first time.

Parameters
min_wtThe minimum weight contribution that is needed (this is just a hint which subclasses may ignore).

Reimplemented from Xapian::ValuePostingSource.

◆ serialise()

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

Serialise object parameters into a string.

The serialised parameters should represent the configuration of the posting source, but need not (indeed, should not) represent the current iteration state.

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

Reimplemented from Xapian::ValueWeightPostingSource.

◆ skip_to()

void Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::skip_to ( Xapian::docid  did,
double  min_wt 
)
virtual

Advance to the specified docid.

If the specified docid isn't in the list, position ourselves on the first document after it (or at_end() if no greater docids are present).

If the current position is already the specified docid, this method will leave the position unmodified.

If the specified docid is earlier than the current position, the behaviour is unspecified. A sensible behaviour would be to leave the current position unmodified, but it is also reasonable to move to the specified docid.

The default implementation calls next() repeatedly, which works but skip_to() can often be implemented much more efficiently.

Xapian will always call init() on a PostingSource before calling this for the first time.

Note: in the case of a multi-database search, the docid specified is the docid in the single subdatabase relevant to this posting source. See the init() method for details.

Parameters
didThe document id to advance to.
min_wtThe minimum weight contribution that is needed (this is just a hint which subclasses may ignore).

Reimplemented from Xapian::ValuePostingSource.

◆ unserialise()

DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource* Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::unserialise ( const std::string &  serialised) const
virtual

Create object given string serialisation returned by serialise().

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: https://trac.xapian.org/ticket/554#comment:1

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

Parameters
serialisedA serialised instance of this PostingSource subclass.

Reimplemented from Xapian::ValueWeightPostingSource.

Member Data Documentation

◆ range_end

Xapian::docid Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::range_end
protected

End of range of docids for which weights are known to be decreasing.

0 => last docid.

◆ range_start

Xapian::docid Xapian::DecreasingValueWeightPostingSource::range_start
protected

Start of range of docids for which weights are known to be decreasing.

0 => first docid.


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