[Xapian-discuss] Spelling correction confusion

Francis Irving francis at mysociety.org
Thu Aug 19 22:18:38 BST 2010

On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 06:16:37PM +0100, Olly Betts wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 05:55:37PM +0100, Francis Irving wrote:
> > If I spell "commission" wrongly with an s instead of a t, Xapian (via
> > the QueryParser's get_corrected_query_string function) is finding
> > the right spelling:
> > 
> > http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/search/commistion
> Hmm, this returns two matches, but neither seems to have "commistion" in
> (or anything which might stem to it).
> > However, if I miss the s out completely, it doesn't find it:
> > 
> > http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/search/commision
> > 
> > Any idea why that is?
> Probably it's this issue:
> http://trac.xapian.org/ticket/225
> I'm puzzled by the two apparent matches, but if there was a word with the
> same stemmed form as "commistion" in those documents you would see this
> behaviour, so I guess it is there but in some text not visible in the
> view shown.

Just to say that this patch you made looks great.


I've made a note to check it is all fine when it gets into a stable

Thanks for fixing it Olly!


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