As vector generators get better and change, does that mean that the selected vector generator I’m using for classes needs to change? Or rather, if I want to change the vectorizer for a class, what impacts will that have? Does that mean I need to update all the vectors for the existing classes to use the new vectorizer?
I’m assuming that vectors from one generator don’t necessarily work with vectors from another.
Hi @bob !! Welcome to our community
You are right. If you want to change the vectorizer of your classes, you will need to re-vectorize all your objects from that class with this new model and reindex the data, as it will require a brand new vector index.
The best way to accomplish this is migrating your data from one class to a new one (or from one server to a new one). That will trigger the new vectorization while creating your new index.
We have a nice documentation here on migrating your data around
And your assumption is correct: you can’t compare distances between vectors from different models. They will usually have different dimension size and their representations are different from each other.
Let me know if that helps
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