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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Trivial
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 2.0.0
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: general/javadocs
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    • Lucene Fields:
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      Description

      Added some javadocs that explains why the spellchecker does not work as one might expect it to.

      http://www.nabble.com/SpellChecker%3A%3AsuggestSimilar%28%29-Question-tf3118660.html#a8640395

      > Without having looked at the code for a long time, I think the problem is what the
      > lucene scoring consider to be best. First the grams are searched, resulting in a number
      > of hits. Then the edit-distance is calculated on each hit. "Genetics" is appearently the
      > third most similar hit according to Lucene, but the best according to Levenshtein.
      >
      > I.e. Lucene does not use edit-distance as similarity. You need to get a bunch of best hits
      > in order to find the one with the smallest edit-distance.

      I took a look at the code, and my assessment seems to be right.

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            • Assignee:
              otis Otis Gospodnetic
              Reporter:
              karl.wettin Karl Wettin
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