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Fuzzy Matching: Identifying Words with Similar Spelling

The Fuzzy Match Advisor can be helpful in finding word variants or misspellings in a database--the result of typographical mistakes or errors during OCR (optical character recognition) processing. Also, if you have doubts about the spelling of a query word, you can use the Fuzzy Match Advisor to verify it.

After entering a query word in the Search Screen, you can activate the Fuzzy Match Advisor by clicking on its radio button and clicking on the Get Results button.

Note: The Fuzzy Match Advisor will act on the first word in a multi-word query.
The Fuzzy Match Screen will display a list of words with spelling similar to the first word in your query.

Feedback Searching with the Fuzzy Match Advisor

You can include any Fuzzy Match Screen entry in your query by clicking on it and then clicking on the Add Words to Query button. You can select multiple words for inclusion by control-clicking on them.

After clicking on the Add Words to Query button, you will see your selection(s) appended to your current query.

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