Improving partial lookup results

Olly Betts olly at
Thu Sep 19 21:45:19 BST 2019

Incidentally, if you're actually aiming to match different forms of a
name (Peter vs Pete, Ann vs Anne vs Annette) then you might find the
synonym feature a better option than wildcarding.

You'd need to give it a list of names to treat as synonyms, but it
should have many fewer false positives, and can also handle cases
which aren't just a substring - e.g. Robert vs Rob vs Bob vs Bobby, or
look entirely different: e.g. Terence vs Terrence vs Spike or
Margaret vs Peggy vs Daisy.


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