[jira] [Created] (LUCENE-8633) Remove term weighting from interval scoring

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[jira] [Created] (LUCENE-8633) Remove term weighting from interval scoring

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Alan Woodward created LUCENE-8633:
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             Summary: Remove term weighting from interval scoring
                 Key: LUCENE-8633
                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-8633
             Project: Lucene - Core
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Alan Woodward
            Assignee: Alan Woodward
         Attachments: LUCENE-8633.patch

IntervalScorer currently uses the same scoring mechanism as SpanScorer, summing the IDF of all possibly matching terms from its parent IntervalsSource and using that in conjunction with a sloppy frequency to produce a similarity-based score.  This doesn't really make sense, however, as it means that terms that don't appear in a document can still contribute to the score, and appears to make scores from interval queries comparable with scores from term or phrase queries when they really aren't.

I'd like to explore a different scoring mechanism for intervals, based purely on sloppy frequency and ignoring term weighting.  This should make the scores easier to reason about, as well as making them useful for things like proximity boosting on boolean queries.



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