Searching for "disclaimmer" returns a result but not "disclaimer", even though the matched text in the returned post is "disclaiming". Why?

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    the first now, as probably expected, returns one result, but not the one you're looking for ;)
    – Kevin B
    Commented Jun 12 at 20:30
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    Looks like it use some "auto fix" that change disclaimmer to disclaiming or disclaimed behind the scenes, perhaps even built-in feature of Elastic Search which they're using. Edit: found it. I'll try to look for more examples and perhaps post answer with that as "best guess", but only developer can confirm. Commented Jun 12 at 20:45
  • @KevinB It shows two, for me.
    – wizzwizz4
    Commented Jun 12 at 22:32
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    Isn't this just how some search works? If a search for a term that isn't a valid "word" (e.g. the misspelled "disclaimmer"), it returns results with any of several possible "correct" words instead of the exact term, as if the search was for something more like discla*. But "disclaimer" is a word, so it just says there are no results. That said, many search tools will search with "fuzzy" attributes, allowing singular/plural forms, etc.
    – Catija
    Commented Jun 13 at 4:54


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