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Re: No results using DoubleMetaphone searching 'schl'

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Tue Nov 08 2005 - 13:36:04 GMT
On Tue, Nov 08, 2005 at 02:13:10AM -0800, Andreas Völter wrote:
> Searching for words beginning with 'sch' followed by a consonant
> gives 0 results when using the fuzzy-mode DoubleMetaphone.
> Examples are common german words like 'Schmitt' or 'Schloss'.
> Their a no problems if we index and search with FuzzyMode
> None, Soundex or Metaphone or if we search for words like
> 'Schutz' or 'schade'.

>  Meta:1 test.xml Freq:1 Pos/Struct:4/1
>  Meta:1 test.xml Freq:1 Pos/Struct:4/1

> # Parsed Words: ( XLKT or SLKT )

> Is this a bug in swish-e or DoubleMetaphone?

Has to be a bug in swish.  My first guess is it's the use of upper
case that's causing the problem, although the "Parsed Words" should
show what's being searched and "Metaphone" works, as you point out.

Let me take a look...

Bill Moseley

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Received on Tue Nov 8 05:36:16 2005