Fuzzy Search


  • Fuzzy search allows searching for word variations such as in the case of misspellings. Typically, such searching includes some form of distance and score computations between the specified word and the words in the corpus.
  • A search technique that identifies ESI based on terms close to another term, with closeness defined as a typographical difference and/or change. For example, snitch, switch, and swanky can all match swatch, depending on how many incorrect letters are allowed within the search threshold.
  • Search that locates words closely match the spelling of the primary word. 1
  • A full-text search procedure that looks for exact matches as well as similarities to the search criteria, in order to compensate for spelling or OCR errors. 2

See Also


  1. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  2. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
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