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Limiting the Result Set

The most computationally expensive part of searching is score calculation. It may take several seconds for large result sets (tens of thousands of hits).

Zend_Search_Lucene gives the possibility to limit result set size with getResultSetLimit() and setResultSetLimit() methods:



The default value of 0 means 'no limit'.

It doesn't give the 'best N' results, but only the 'first N' [11].

[11] Returned hits are still ordered by score or by the specified order, if given.

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