Interesting article that presents findings that demonstrate the effect of term frequency and number of frequent terms in a single query on search performance. The author finds that the slowest queries are the ones with commonly occurring terms (terms with the highest frequency). When doing queries with common terms (highly frequent) these take longer to resolve because the lists of documents containing those terms in the index are larger.

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