Multi-term thesaurus entries do not return identical search results (Doc ID 1467795.1)

Last updated on MARCH 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Endeca Guided Search / Endeca Experience Manager - Version 5.1.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When a thesaurus entry is defined in which one or more word forms contains multiple terms (e.g., two-way thesaurus entry "paperclip" <-> "paper clip"), searches for the various word forms do not all return identical numbers of records.

If a single-term word form exists for the thesaurus entry, it typically returns fewer results than do the equivalent multi-term entries: in the example, a search for paperclip may return fewer results than does one for paper clip.

Additionally, result counts for different multi-term word forms are not necessarily consistent: if the thesaurus entry is defined as "paper clip" <-> "paper fastener", a search for paper clip may return a different number of records than does one for paper fastener.

Cause

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