Word forms options give you control over how many variations
of your query terms will be sought in your search.
- Only exact matches will be allowed. (the default)
- Plural & possessives:
- Plural and possessive forms will be found. (s, es, 's)
- Any word forms:
- As many word forms as can be derived will be located.
|Word || president |
| EXACT || president |
| PLURAL|| (above) + presidents president's |
| ANY || (above) + presidential presidency preside presides presiding presided |
|Word || tight |
| EXACT || tight |
| PLURAL|| (above) + tights |
| ANY || (above) + tightly tightening tightened tighter tightest |
|Word || program |
| EXACT || program |
| PLURAL|| (above) + programs program's |
| ANY || (above) + programming programmatic programmed programmer programmable |
Table 7.4: Word Form Examples
We call this morpheme processing, and it is generally smarter than
a traditional "stemming" algorithm. It doesn't just rip the end off a word,
it actually checks to see if it could be a valid form of the search term.
More information is available at
Notes: Thesaurus terms are also treated in the same manner.
Words smaller than 4-5 characters will not be morpheme processed.
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