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Fuzzy match

Learn how to set fuzzy match criteria for searching in Amlib.

You can set fuzzy match criteria to allow for common misspellings and American spelling.

1. In Amlib navigate to Main > Supervisor > Fuzzy Match

The Fuzzy Matches allow entries of synonyms, possible plurals, rules & alternatives for words and symbols that may be entered in searches.

The - symbols indicate spaces e.g. -% indicates to the system to take that character (or word) and space away e.g. War and peace. The system would take away the and as well as the extra space, search for war peace (if a fuzzy match was on -& for and). If the search was for War & peace, the system would take away the & sign as well as the extra space, search for war peace (if there was a fuzzy match on -% for &).

The _ symbol M_N indicates that there could be any single character instead of the _ e.g. if someone typed Woman, search also for Women. M_N indicates that there could be any letter substituted between the M and the N. For example it will find MEN and MAN.

The % symbol indicates that there could be any number of characters substituted. For example M%N would return Moon, Man, Men, Mean, Meridian etc.

COLUMN HEADER

DESCRIPTION

Type 1,5,10

1

Exact word

For the hierarchy of display in the table only so that certain items can be seen together etc. For example substitute S at the end of the word for % (any character) to get

singular, plurals which include ‘es’ as well as ‘s’ etc. This fuzzy match would therefore have a type of 10.

5

Middle only

10

End only

Replace This

The original search term/s

With This

The search term with the fuzzy logic rule applied

Min. Word Size

The minimum size of the word to which the fuzzy match rules be applied

Notes

Notes for the administrator, giving an indicator as to what the replacement will do or the reasons behind the change

e.g. Plural

You may create a new fuzzy match by clicking on [F1]New. Enter the details as necessary and click [F3]Save.

Remember to log out of Amlib completely for these changes to take effect.

Suggested fuzzy matches

Type 1 – exact word

Type 5 – characters in the middle of the word only Type 10 – Characters at the end of the word.

Type 10 – characters at the end of the word

Type

Replace This

With This

Min.

Notes

1

&

-%

1

General and search

1

AND

-%

3

General and search

1

MAN

M_N

3

man men

1

MEN

M_N

3

men man

1

WOMAN

WOM_N

5

woman, women

1

WOMEN

WOM_N

5

women, woman

5

BOR

BO%R

5

spell

5

BOUR

BO%R

6

spell

5

CIE

C

7

ie I before e except after c (mostly)

5

LOR

LO%R

5

spell English/American

5

LOUR

LO%R

6

spell English/American

5

S

_

6

s and z ie organize

5

VOR

VO%R

5

spell

5

VOUR

VO%R

6

spell

5

Z

_

6

z ans s ie organize

10

BOR

BO%R

5

spell

10

BOUR

BO%R

5

spell

10

LOR

LO%R

5

spell English/American

10

LOUR

LO%R

6

spell English/American

10

VOR

VO%R

5

spell

10

VOUR

VO%R

6

spell

10

S

%

5

plurals

 

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