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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: Fuzzy queries are case sensitive; doesn't behave as documented
Date Wed, 09 Jul 2003 20:16:29 GMT
--- Cormac Twomey <> wrote:
> I raised this issue a while back but it went unanswered so I'm trying
> again.
> Anyhow, appears to have two problems -
> 1) FuzzyTermEnum searches are case sensitive. Presumably this is not
> as 
> designed? See bug #18014 for a candidate patch.

I think you are correct about this.  I followed up to that bug report
just now.

> 2) The "Query Syntax" page on the website states in the "Fuzzy
> Searches" 
> section, that:
>      "Terms found by the fuzzy search will automatically get a boost 
> factor of 0.2"

Hm, I am unable to find where this boost factor of 0.2 gets applied.
Have you been able to find it?  I was not the person who wrote the
query syntax page, so I am not sure where that statement comes from.

>     I've found this not to be the case. In my previous email ( 
> ) I documented a test case for this. Fuzzy matches appear for me
> ahead 
> of some exact matches in some cases. As this is not as clear cut a
> bug 
> as the case sensitivity issue, I didn't post this as a bug.
> any feedback you have would be much appreciated.

I think you should add the second issue to Bugzilla, if for no other
reason then so it does not get lost.


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