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Fuzzy searches (searching)

You can use fuzzy searches to find records that contain words that are spelled similarly to your search word.

Do not use fuzzy searches in phrase searches because fuzzy-search logic cannot be applied to phrases.

Fuzzy search characters

Type ~ (tilde) at the end of a search word to request a fuzzy search.

Type a decimal number (0.3 through 0.9) after the ~ (tilde) to further specify a fuzzy search. The higher the number, the higher the similarity of the spelling of the words found; 0.5 is the default number.

Examples

If you type: QuestionPoint finds records that contain:
digital~

OR

digital~0.5
Words such as:

capital, decimal, diagonal, digilib, digiref, digit, digital, digitale, digitally, digitize, digits, dignitary, dignity, distal, diurnal, initial, logical, magical, marital, orbital, original, pivotal, virginal
digital~0.3 The same words as for digital~ and additional words, such as:

arrival, critical, digest, social, visitable
digital~0.7 Only words spelled highly similarly to digital, such as:

digital, digitale

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