Class IntervalIterator

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public abstract class IntervalIterator extends DocIdSetIterator
A DocIdSetIterator that also allows iteration over matching intervals in a document.

Once the iterator is positioned on a document by calling DocIdSetIterator.advance(int) or DocIdSetIterator.nextDoc(), intervals may be retrieved by calling nextInterval() until NO_MORE_INTERVALS is returned.

The limits of the current interval are returned by start() and end(). When the iterator has been moved to a new document, but before nextInterval() has been called, both these methods return -1.

Note that it is possible for a document to return NO_MORE_INTERVALS on the first call to nextInterval()

  • Field Details


      public static final int NO_MORE_INTERVALS
      When returned from nextInterval(), indicates that there are no more matching intervals on the current document
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  • Constructor Details

    • IntervalIterator

      public IntervalIterator()
  • Method Details

    • start

      public abstract int start()
      The start of the current interval

      Returns -1 if nextInterval() has not yet been called and NO_MORE_INTERVALS once the iterator is exhausted.

    • end

      public abstract int end()
      The end of the current interval

      Returns -1 if nextInterval() has not yet been called and NO_MORE_INTERVALS once the iterator is exhausted.

    • gaps

      public abstract int gaps()
      The number of gaps within the current interval

      Note that this returns the number of gaps between the immediate sub-intervals of this interval, and does not include the gaps inside those sub-intervals.

      Should not be called before nextInterval(), or after it has returned NO_MORE_INTERVALS

    • width

      public int width()
      The width of the current interval
    • nextInterval

      public abstract int nextInterval() throws IOException
      Advance the iterator to the next interval

      Should not be called after DocIdSetIterator.NO_MORE_DOCS is returned by DocIdSetIterator.nextDoc() or DocIdSetIterator.advance(int). If that's the case in some existing code, please consider opening an issue. However, after NO_MORE_INTERVALS is returned by this method, it might be called again.

      the start of the next interval, or NO_MORE_INTERVALS if there are no more intervals on the current document
    • matchCost

      public abstract float matchCost()
      An indication of the average cost of iterating over all intervals in a document
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    • toString

      public String toString()
      toString in class Object