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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: FuzzyQuery on entire set of terms
Date Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:28:05 GMT
You mean the total number of edits between those strings must be <= 2?

If so, you must index the entire "Lucene Apache Group" as a single
token, and likewise do a FuzzyQuery with the entire "Luceni Apachi
Group", etc.

If instead you do tokenize and use BooleanQuery to combine them, then
that allows <= 2 edits for each term, or more than 2 edits total.
Performance is likely fine here; FuzzyQuery is very faster since
... have you tested it?

Mike McCandless

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 2:45 PM, Michael Wilkowski <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to implement a function that performs fuzzy search on multiple terms
> in the way that a summarized distance 2 from ALL terms is allowed. For
> example query:
> Lucene Apache Group
> with maximum distance 2 should match:
> Luceni Apachi Group
> Lucen Apache Group
> Luce Apache Group
> but not:
> Lucen Apach Grou
> I know that I can achieve it using multiple FuzzyQueries nested with
> BooleanQueries, but in case of more terms (>5) and distance of 2 there
> could be many many combinations and I am afraid of performance.
> Perhaps there is a better solution that someone may recommend?
> Regards,
> Michael

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